Boersma, Asher

A04 Researcher
  • 2015-2019: Member of SFB Graduiertenkolleg Locating Media, University of Siegen
  • 2014-2015: Researcher at Utrecht Data School, Utrecht University
  • 2013-2015: Lecturer New Media and Digital Culture, Utrecht University
  • 2012: Research Master in Media and Performance Studies, Utrecht University (one semester at National University of Singapore), Cum Laude
  • 2008: Master Film and Television Studies, Utrecht University, Cum Laude
Media scholar working at the intersection of workplace studies, STS, and historiography, specialised in:
  • media archaeological history of control
  • mobile ethnography of infrastructure
  • historical anthropology of skill and media
  • sociology of amphibious work
  • 2018 ‘Mediatisation of Work: A History of Control Room Practice’, in Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften 2: 113-132.
  • 2017 ‘Unknowing Algorithms: On Transparency of Unopenable Black Boxes’, in The Datafied Society: Studying Culture through Data, eds. Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es, Amsterdam: Amsterdam U.P. First author: Johannes Paßmann
  • 2016 ‘Schizophrenia under the Straits of Dover.’ in British Politics Review 11.4: 12-13.
  • 2014 ‘Hijgen spreekt boekdelen.’ [essay on dominance of affect online] in Rekto:verso ‘#TheFamily Ties: Performing the Network and Sexuality on Twitter.’ Co-authors: Liliana Bounegru, Maya Livio, Lucy Chinen, and Natalia Sanchez Querubin, Digital Methods Wiki, University of Amsterdam
  • 2012 ‘Pornografie als folklore.’ [essay on folk culture and sexuality] in Tirade
  • 2010 ‘De ontsnappingskunstenaar.’ [essay on ideology of cosmopolitanism] in De Filmkrant
  • 2006 ‘A flow odyssey: De transformaties van televisie’ in BLIK 0.1: 14-23.