SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen
Authors Workshop “Taming digital practices – On the domestication of data-driven technologies”
Monday, 07. - Tuesday, 08 February 2022

 

Authors Workshop "Taming digital practices – On the domestication of data-driven technologies"

Issue 01/2023 of Digital Culture and Society (http://digicults.org/)

Edited / organised by Tanja Ertl, Tim Hector, Niklas Strüver and David Waldecker

 

The Special Issue Taming digital practices – On the domestication of data-driven technologies and the related author’s workshop propose to revisit and reconsider the concept of domestication. We propose to regard domestic media practices involving digital media technologies as data practices; by producing and depending on data, these practices particularly tame data-driven technologies to fit into everyday life.

The authors workshop (Feb 7-8, 2022) is intended to support the submitted contributions with further feedback during the writing process, supplementing the journal’s double-blind peer review process by offering a multidisciplinary perspective beforehand.

 

Public Keynote: "Domestication Theory or Domesticating Theory? Some Reflections on the Life of a Concept" by Maren Hartmann (Universität der Künste, Berlin)

The workshop includes a public keynote by Maren Hartmann (Universität der Künste, Berlin) titled "Domestication Theory or Domesticating Theory? Some Reflections on the Life of a Concept"

Mon, 7th Feb 2022, from 11.30 am till 1 pm CET (via Zoom)

In this talk, the question of taming and the origins of the idea of ‚domesticating technologies‘ (in the very early material from Silverstone et al.) will be revisited and reflected upon. Who or what tames who or what? And what exactly is meant by taming (and how does this potentially differ from domesticating)? These questions will be addressed with additional references to work from a collection of articles on domestication that I am currently editing, which provides ample material from ongoing studies and adds up-to-date theoretical reflections. The presentation therefore combines a review of the domestication concept over the years with the basic question of what taming could actually mean for all parties involved.

Maren Hartmann is professor of Communication and Media Sociology at Universität der Künste, Berlin: https://www.udk-berlin.de/personen/detailansicht/person/show/maren-hartmann/

 

Call for Papers
For more information contact Tim Hector

 

Venue

Online-Event