SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen
Workshop: „Temporality of the Interface“
Thursday, 06. - Friday, 07 June 2019

Organized by subproject A03 in cooperation with the working group "Interfaces" of the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GfM)

The fourth workshop of the AG Interfaces, which takes place as a cooperation workshop with the subproject "Navigation in Online / Offline Spaces" of the SFB "Media of Cooperation" in Siegen, deals with the question of the temporality of interfaces. This invokes a meaning dimension that encompasses practical, aesthetic and historical aspects of interfaces. It stands transversely - and at the same time has connection points - to the classical focus on spatial questions of the interface. Beyond the dominant, but increasingly historicizing perception of interfaces as "Graphical User Interfaces" (GUIs), the workshop presents the question of time much more fundamentally with regard to different levels of processuality and functionality of interfaces as mediating instances. The collected contributions broach the question of temporal structures and processes of interfaces accordingly and cover, for example, temporal structures of feedback loops in sensor technologies, algorithm-based analysis methods that aim for future predictions and are fed into decision-making processes as well as temporal structures of Ludic user interfaces or specific apps , It becomes clear that a process-oriented understanding of the interface makes it possible to discuss conflicting and politically occupied questions of the own time of human practices against computer-based infrastructures and their effects on social structuring processes.     Program

Thursday, June 06, 2019

14:00 - 14:15 Welcome and introduction (Christoph Ernst / Timo Kaerlein / Sabine Wirth)

14:15 - 15:15 Alice Soiné, Daniel Stoecker (Potsdam):

Remember the future. From fictive narrative of all-encompassing temporality to predictive analytics

15:15 - 16:15 Katharina Groß (Weimar): Perforated Temporality - About biofeedback processes and their aesthetics

coffee break

16:45 - 17:45 Armin Beverungen (Siegen): The »Executive Dashboard«: Managerial decision and control between real time and future projection

coffee break

18:00 - 19:30 evening lecture

Isabell Otto (Konstanz): Leap Second Interface. The plurality of world time in the measure of the second

20:00 dinner

Friday, June 07, 2019

09:30 - 10:30 Simon D. Hirsbrunner (victories): When is an interface? How a Data Explorer Finally Became to Interfacial Element for Pedagogic Work on Climate Change

10:30 - 11:30 Anne Ganzert (Konstanz): gAPPing: Interfacing Relationships

lunch break

13:00 - 14:00 Max Kanderske (Siegen): SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping): At the mercy of autonomous mapping and navigation

14:00 - 15:00 Serjoscha Wiemer (Paderborn): Playful time? Reflections on the temporality of Ludic interfaces


Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH - 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen