SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen

A01 - Digital Network Technologies between Specialization and Generalization

Research focus of the 2nd phase (2020 – 2023)

 

Principal Investigators:

Dr. Sebastian Gießmann

Prof. Dr. Erhard Schüttpelz

Researchers:

        Tatjana Seitz, M.A.

Inga Schuppener, M.A.

Comenius Visiting Professor:

Thomas Haigh, Ph.D.

 

Based on historical case studies focused on media and data practices, the project reconstructs the co-operative creation of networked media since 1989. From a media-historical perspective, it aims to provide a contribution to the European and transatlantic history of the Internet and the World Wide Web. From a media-theoretical perspective, the project aims to develop and specify a concept of digitality that takes into account its cooperative emergence, its infrastructural maintenance, universalization, and its specific publics. 

We thereby focus on the constitutive role of a) interchangeability of representations and the growth of digital systems, b) cooperative production of interoperability and modularity, and c) elementary practices of reading, writing and algorithmic control. The three work packages of the project explore 1. the constitution of the World Wide Web via its situated work constitution (Gießmann, Seitz, Rommel), 2. the development of intranets using the example of German corporate networks (Taha) and 3. the emergence and spread of IP-based real-time communication via instant messaging (Volmar).

We assume that the establishment of the Internet and especially the World Wide Web as a public general-purpose infrastructure has lead to a remediation of cooperative practices of local working contexts. The project therefore therefore reconstructs the emergence and proliferation of web applications as a software- and data-oriented infrastructural history of cooperative media. We focus on the mutual production of cooperative conditions from collective, locally limited as well as translocally distributed work contexts and the corresponding situated data practices and arrangements (such as format usage, user administration, file sharing, collaborative processing of files, programming, error correction, patenting, standardization, etc.). 

We are particularly interested in the interactions between work practices and the specific requirements for cooperation they produce, and in the materializations and affordances of digital micro-practices, through which cooperative conditions are ultimately realized in the form of digitally networked applications. We analyze these dynamics before the background of a longue durée of bureaucratic and administrative processes. These form the underlying socio-technical conditions that determine the materiality of cooperative computing, networking and data processing.

 

 

Publications

Featured

 

ZfM 29 “Test”

This issue asks how media and tests are mutually constituted, paying special attention to the politics of testing. We propose to understand tests as open situations in which socio-technical evaluations and decisions are accomplished either along established standards, or along emerging evaluative criteria. We propose an account of testing that is informed by media and cultural studies: Within the micro-decisions of distributed and distributive testing, the Social itself is put to the test. The contributions gathered in this issue emphasise that there is no test without media – and no medium without a test.

Gießmann, Sebastian; Gerlitz, Carolin (2023) “Test: Einleitung in den Schwerpunkt”. In: Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft. Jg. 15, Heft 29 (2/2023): 10–19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/20051

Materiality of Cooperation

The volume investigates the socio-material dimension and media practices of cooperation – before, during and beyond situations. Cooperation is understood as reciprocal interplay operating with or without consensus, in co-presence or absence of the involved actors in distributed situations. Artefacts, bodies, texts and infrastructures are the media that make cooperation possible. They enable and configure reciprocal accomplishments – and are themselves created through media practices in cooperative situations.

Materiality of Cooperation-Cover

Sebastian Gießmann, Tobias Röhl, Ronja Trischler, Martin Zillinger, Eds. 2023 (forthcoming). Materiality of Cooperation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

 

#rp23 Keynote: Bar oder mit Karte.
Warum wir neue Infrastrukturen des Geldes brauchen
Dr. Sebastian Gießmann
06.06.2023 

Cash or card? Or pay via app or crypto wallet? When it comes to money, there is a lack of social imagination, innovation or even risk-taking in Germany. I no longer accept this situation and ask: What digital euro does our civil society need?

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Im Medienlabor der US-amerikanischen Industrieforschung.
Die gemeinsamen Wurzeln von Massenmedien und Bürokratie 1870-1950

Book-Cover Im Medienlabor der US-Amerikanischen Industrieforschung. Die gemeinsamen WUrzeln von Massenmedien und Bürokratie 1870.1950. Nadine Taha

The bureaucratic constitution of telegraphy, photography, telephone and radio can no longer be seen. As a result, the basic conditions that they had in common with other commodities and goods of industrial modernity are forgotten. Nadine Taha looks at the rise of North American industrial research between 1870 and 1950. Using case studies, she reconstructs the common roots of mass media and bureaucracy. In doing so, she makes visible the effectiveness of patents, laboratory notebooks, specifications and laboratory report systems, which are an inseparable part of the invention history of technical media.

Taha, Nadine. 2022. Die Medien der Industrieforschung. Die gemeinsamen Wurzeln von Massenmedien und Bürokratie 1870-1950. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.

 

A New History of Modern Computing

How the computer became universal.

Over the past fifty years, the computer has been transformed from a hulking scientific supertool and data processing workhorse, remote from the experiences of ordinary people, to a diverse family of devices that billions rely on to play games, shop, stream music and movies, communicate, and count their steps. In A New History of Modern Computing, Thomas Haigh and Paul Ceruzzi trace these changes. A comprehensive reimagining of Ceruzzi's A History of Modern Computing, this new volume uses each chapter to recount one such transformation, describing how a particular community of users and producers remade the computer into something new.

A new History of Modern Computing. Thomas Haigh and Paul E. Ceruzzi

Haigh and Ceruzzi ground their accounts of these computing revolutions in the longer and deeper history of computing technology. They begin with the story of the 1945 ENIAC computer, which introduced the vocabulary of “programs” and “programming,” and proceed through email, pocket calculators, personal computers, the World Wide Web, videogames, smart phones, and our current world of computers everywhere—in phones, cars, appliances, watches, and more. Finally, they consider the Tesla Model S as an object that simultaneously embodies many strands of computing.


Haigh, Tom; Ceruzzi, Paul. E. 2022. A new history of modern computing. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press (History of computing).

 

 

Connect and Divide. The Practice Turn in Media Studies.

Media is a kind of gatekeeper, connecting disparate entities and shielding them from one another at the same time. When we speak of media, we often refer to those entities themselves—to persons, organizations, artifacts, signals, and inscriptions—referencing directors, artists, newspapers, films, iPhones, paper, ink, notes, beats, color, and soundwaves. But as the middle or between, the essence of media itself seems to be distributed across the mix of entities involved, and its location and agency are hard to pin down.


Book Cover: Connect and Divide. The Practice Turne in Media Studies. Erhard Schüttpelz et al.

This new anthology takes stock of our empirical and historical understanding of the two-sided nature of media and tracks the recent turn in media studies to examining practice itself. A unique discussion of the intersection of media theory and practice theory, Connect and Divide explores how distributions of knowledge, labor, and power may be hidden in what remains untraceable about media, shedding vital light on the social implications of media theory today.

Schüttpelz, Erhard; Bergermann, Ulrike; Dommann, Monika; Stolow, Jeremy und Taha, Nadine. Hrsg. 2021. Connect and divide: The practice turn in media studies. Zürich, Switzerland: Diaphanes.  

 

Media Infrastructures and the Politics of Digital Time: Essays on Hardwired Temporalities.

Book cover: Media Infrastructures and the Politics of DIgital Time.

In a crucial sense, all machines are time machines. The essays in Media Infrastructures and the Politics of Digital Time develop the central concept of hardwired temporalities to consider how technical networks hardwire and rewire patterns of time. Digital media introduce new temporal patterns in their features of instant communication, synchronous collaboration, intricate time management, and continually improved speed. They construct temporal infrastructures that affect the rhythms of lived experience and shape social relations and practices of cooperation. Interdisciplinary in method and international in scope, the volume draws together insights from media and communication studies, cultural studies, and science and technology studies while staging an important encounter between two distinct approaches to the temporal patterning of media infrastructures, a North American strain emphasizing the social and cultural experiences of lived time and a European tradition, prominent especially in Germany, focusing on technological time and time-critical processes.

Volmar, Axel and Stine, Kyle. Eds. 2021. Media Infrastructures and the Politics of Digital Time: Essays on Hardwired Temporalities. NL Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

 

From TIFF files to TED talks, from book sizes to blues stations—the term “format” circulates in a staggering array of contexts and applies to entirely dissimilar objects and practices. How can such a pliable notion meaningfully function as an instrument of classification in so many industries and scientific communities? Comprising a wide range of case studies on the standards, practices, and politics of formats from scholars of photography, film, radio, television, and the Internet, Format Matters charts the many ways in which formats shape and are shaped by past and present media cultures. This volume represents the first sustained collaborative effort to advance the emerging field of format studies.

Jancovic, Marek, Axel Volmar und Alexandra Schneider, Hrsg. 2019. Format Matters. Standards, Practices and Politics in Media Cultures. Lüneburg: meson press.

Materialität der Kooperation

Das Soziale ist immer schon medial und das Mediale immer schon sozial. „Materialität der Kooperation“ fragt nach materiellen Bedingungen und Medienpraktiken der Kooperation. Kooperation wird dabei als wechselseitiges Zusammenwirken verstanden, das mit oder ohne Konsens, mit oder ohne Kopräsenz der beteiligten Akteure von statten gehen kann.

Gießmann, Sebastian, Tobias Röhl und Ronja Trischler, Hrsg. 2019. Materialität der Kooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Computing is Work!

We humans spend most of our waking lives working. Our work includes cultural, intellectual, managerial and emotional labour as well as physical toil. And yet, most research carried out by humanities and media scholars implicitly treats the study of work as marginal, uninteresting or as a “mere” sociological topic. Even the study of “digital practices” rarely engages with the specifics of the workplace, despite the importance of distributed micro-practices such as clickworking, filesharing and collaborative editing. Information technology continues to underpin this transformation of work today, as it has in the past. For this reason, the video contributions to the interdisciplinary conference “Computing is Work!” (Siegen, Germany, 6–8 July 2017) focus on computing as work practice, both on a local or situated and an infrastructural level.

Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung

At the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and Media Studies the volume asks for the continuing actuality and productivity of Susan Leigh Stars (1954-2010) works on boundary objects, marginality, work, infrastructures and communities of practice. For the first time the seminal works by Star are published in German and are made available in Open Access.

Star, Susan Leigh. 2017. Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung. Edited by Sebastian Gießmann und Nadine Taha. Bd. 10. Locating Media | Situierte Medien. Bielefeld: transcript.

 

 

Forthcoming

Gießmann, Sebastian. 2024. The Connectivity of Things: Network Cultures Since 1832. Cambridge, MA; London: MIT Press.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2024. “Internetgeographie”. In Mediengeographie: Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis, edited by Tristan Thielmann and Max Kanderske. Baden-Baden: Nomos. ISBN: 978-3-8487-1353-0.

2023

Gießmann, Sebastian. 2023. “Protokollieren und Formatieren. Zur Mediengeschichte des credit reports”. In Das Protokoll, edited by Peter Plener, Niels Werber, and Burkhardt Wolf. Berlin: Metzler.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2023. “On Identification: Theory und History of a Media Practice”. In Materiality of Cooperation, edited by Sebastian Gießmann, Tobias Röhl, Ronja Trischler, and Martin Zillinger. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Gießmann, Sebastian, Ronja Trischler, and Martin Zillinger, eds. 2023. Materiality of Cooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://link.springer.com/book/9783658394677.
Gießmann, Sebastian, and Carolin Gerlitz. 2023. “ Einleitung in den Schwerpunkt”. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 15 (29): 10–19. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/20051.
Gießmann, Sebastian, Tobias Röhl, and Ronja Trischler. 2023. “Materiality of Cooperation – An Introduction”. In Materiality of Cooperation, edited by Sebastian Gießmann, Ronja Trischler, and Martin Zillinger. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Haigh, Thomas, and Sebastian Gießmann. 2023. “What’s Digital about Digits? / Digital Communication? / Digital Media?”. Working Paper Series Media of Cooperation 30-32.
Volmar, Axel, Charline Kindervater, Sebastian Randerath, and Aikaterini Mniestri. 2023. “Mainstreaming Zoom: Covid-19, Social Distancing, and the Rise of Video-Mediated Remote Cooperation”. In Varieties of Cooperation: Mutually Making the Conditions of Mutual Making, edited by Clemens Eisenmann, Kathrin Englert, Cornelius Schubert, and Ehler Voss, 99-133. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-39037-2..
Volmar, Axel, Olga Moskatova, and Jan Distelmeyer. 2023. Videoconferencing: Infrastructures, Practices, Aesthetics. Bielefeld: transcript.

2022

Gießmann, Sebastian. 2022. “Identifizieren”. In Historisches Wörterbuch des Mediengebrauchs Bd. 3, edited by Heiko Christians, Matthias Bickenbach, Nikolaus Wegmann, Judith Pietreck, and Sina Drews, 134-36. Köln: Böhlau.
Hind, Sam, and Tatjana Seitz. 2022. “Cynical technical practice: From AI to APIs”. Convergence, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/13548565221133248.
Taha, Nadine. 2022. Im Medienlabor der US-amerikanischen Industrieforschung: Die gemeinsamen Wurzeln von Massenmedien und Bürokratie 1870-1950. Locating Media/Situierte Medien, Band 15. Bielefeld: transcript. ISBN: 978-3-8376-3533-1.
van der Vlist, Fernando N., Anne Helmond, Marcus Burkhardt, and Tatjana Seitz. 2022. “API Governance: The Case of Facebook’s Evolution”. Social Media + Society 8 (2): 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051221086228.

2021

Balbi, Gabriele, Nelson Ribeiro, Valérie Schafer, and Christian Schwarzenegger, eds. 2021. Digital Roots: Historicizing Media and Communication Concepts of the Digital Age. Berlin; Boston, MA: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110740202.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2021. “Sechs Schichten der Netzwerkgeschichte”. In Netzwerke - Performanz - Kultur: Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven und wechselseitige Bezüge, edited by Sven Banisch, Meike Beyer, Daniel Reupke, Philip Roth, and Julia Thibaut, 13-27. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. ISBN: 978-3-8260-7253-6.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2021. “How to Coordinate Digital Accounting? Infrastructuring Payment and Credit with the Eurocard”. In Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies, edited by Erhard Schüttpelz, Ulrike Bergermann, Monika Dommann, Jeremy Stolow, and Nadine Taha, 17-38. Berlin; Zürich: Diaphanes.
Haigh, Thomas. 2021. “Women’s Lives in Code”. Communications of the ACM 64 (9): 28-34. https://doi.org/10.1145/3473610.
Haigh, Thomas, and Paul E. Ceruzzi. 2021. A New History of Modern Computing. History of Computing 3. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0-262-54290-6.
Hind, Sam, and Tatjana Seitz. 2021. “Agre’s Interactionism”. Working Paper Series Media of Cooperation 18: 22-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/9948.
Schafer, Valérie, and Jane Winters. 2021. “The Values of Web Archives”. International Journal of Digital Humanities 2 (1-3): 129-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42803-021-00037-0.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2021. “Chils Prädikation”. In Prädikation und Bedeutung, edited by Andreas Kablitz, Christoph Markschies, and Peter Strohschneider, 127-48. Text und Textlichkeit 1. Berlin: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110715514.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2021. “Vom Werkzeug zum Behälter, vom Behälter zum Medium: Die Ausweitungen des Körpers”. In Erfinden, Schöpfen, Machen: Körper- und Imaginationstechniken, edited by Nina Engelhardt and Johannes F.M. Schick, 1. Aufl., 25-. Locating Media/Situierte Medien 23. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839448373-002.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2021. “Introduction: Media Theory Before and After the Practice Turn”. In Connect and Divide, edited by Erhard Schüttpelz, Ulrike Bergermann, Monika Dommann, and Nadine Taha, 237–245. Zürich: Diaphanes.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2021. “Vom Dokumentsinn zur Dokumentarischen Methode: Kapitel Drei der »Studies in Ethnomethodology« von Harold Garfinkel”. In Ethnomethodologie reloaded, edited by Jörg. Bergmann and Christian Meyer, 81-98. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783839454381-005.
Schüttpelz, Erhard, and Thomas Haigh. 2021. “Practice in the History of Computing. Interview with Thomas Haigh, by Erhard Schüttpelz”. In Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies, Schüttpelz, Erhard; Bergermann, Ulrike; Dommann, Monika; Stolow, Jeremy; Taha, Nadine, 307–316. Berlin; Zürich: Diaphanes. http://www.diaphanes.net/titel/connect-and-divide-4688.
Schüttpelz, Erhard, and Johannes F.M. Schick. 2021. “Transformationen der techne. Ein Gespräch”. In Erfinden, Schöpfen, Machen. Körper- und Imaginationstechniken, edited by Nina Engelhardt and Johannes F.M. Schick, 1. Aufl., 73-. Locating Media/Situierte Medien 23 . Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783839448373.

2020

Burkhardt, Marcus, Anne Helmond, Tatjana Seitz, and Fernando N. van der Vlist. 2020. “The Evolution of Facebook’s Graph API”. AoIR2020 Selected Papers of Internet Research (SPIR). 21st 2020 Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11185.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2020. “Geschichte und Theorie des digitalen Bezahlens”. CAIS Report (Fellowship April bis September 2020): 7. https://www.cais.nrw/wp-94fa4-content/uploads/CAIS_Report/Giessmann-2020-Digitales-Bezahlen-CAIS-Report-1.pdf.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2020. “Identifizieren: Theorie und Geschichte einer Medienpraktik”. Working Paper Series Media of Cooperation, (Preprint von Identifizieren. In: Historisches Wörterbuch des Mediengebrauchs, Bd. 3), 17. http://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/4437.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2020. “Geschichte des InterNjets: Wie die Sowjetunion beinahe das Internet erfunden hätte”. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2020. https://www.faz.net/1.6976408.
Haigh, Thomas. 2020. “The Immortal Soul of an Old Machine” 64 (1): 32–37. https://doi.org/10.1145/3436249.
Haigh, Thomas, and Mark Priestley. 2020. “Von Neumann Thought Turing’s Universal Machine Was ’Simple and Neat’ But That Didn’t Tell Him How to Design a Computer” 63 (1): 26–32. https://doi.org/10.1145/3372920.
Haigh, Thomas, and Mark Priestley. 2020. “Contextualizing Colossus: Codebreaking Technology and Institutional Capabilities”. Technology & Culture 61 (3): 871-900. https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/42829.
Schafer, Valérie. 2020. “From Print to Digital, from Document to Data: Digitalisation at the Publications Office of the European Union”. Open Information Science 4 (1): 203–216. https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2020-0015.
Volmar, Axel. 2020. “Das Format als medienindustriell motivierte Form: Überlegungen zu einem medienkulturwissenschaftlichen Formatbegriff”. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 12 (22): 19-30. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/13641.

2019

Alberts, Gerard, and Erhard Schüttpelz. 2019. “Preface”. In Exploring the Early Digital, edited by Thomas Haigh, v-viii. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02152-8.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2019. “Coordinations, or Computing is Work!”. Media in Action 4 (1): 107-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/8344.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2019. “The Internet is an Internet”. In Busted! The Truth About the 50 Most Common Internet Myths, edited by M. C. Kettemann and S. Dreyer, 160-63. Hamburg: Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut. https://www.hans-bredow-institut.de/en/projects/busted-the-50-most-common-internet-myths.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2019. “‚Ein weiteres gemeinsames Medium zur Banken-Kooperation‘. Der Fall der Eurocard”. In Materialität der Kooperation, edited by Sebastian Gießmann, Tobias Röhl, and Ronja Trischler, 169-98. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-20805-9_6.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2019. “Net Neutrality: Anatomy of a Controversy”. In Infrastructuring Publics, edited by Matthias Korn, Wolfgang Reißmann, Tobias Röhl, and David Sittler, 87-111. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-20725-0_5.
Gießmann, Sebastian, and Tobias Röhl. 2019. “Materialität der Kooperation zur Einleitung”. In Materialität der Kooperation, edited by Sebastian Gießmann, Tobias Röhl, and Ronja Trischler, 3-32. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-20805-9_1.
Gießmann, Sebastian, Tobias Röhl, and Ronja Trischler, eds. 2019. Materialität der Kooperation. Medien der Kooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-20805-9.
Haigh, Thomas. 2019. “Hey Google, What’s a Moonshot”. Communications of the ACM 62 (1): 24-30. https://doi.org/10.1145/3292519.
Haigh, Thomas. 2019. Exploring the Early Digital. Edited by Thomas Haigh. History of Computing. Cham: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02152-8.
Haigh, Thomas. 2019. “OK Google, What’s a Moonshot? How Silicon Valley Mocks Apollo” 62 (2).
Haigh, Thomas. 2019. “Introducing the Early Digital”. In Exploring the Early Digital, edited by Thomas Haigh, 1-18. Cham: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02152-8_1.
Haigh, Thomas. 2019. Exploring the Early Digital. Edited by Thomas Haigh. History of Computing | Media of Cooperation. Wiesbaden: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-02152-8. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030021511.
Haigh, Thomas, Maria Haigh, Tetiana Matychak, Renate Chancellor, and Shari Lee. 2019. “Information Literacy vs. Fake News: The Case of Ukraine”. Open Information Science 3 (1): 154–165. https://doi.org/10.1515/opis-2019-0011.
Haigh, Thomas, and Mark Priestley. 2019. “The Media of Programming”. In Exploring the Early Digital, edited by Thomas Haigh, 135–158. Cham: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02152-8_8.
Marek, Jancovic, Axel Volmar, and Alexandra Schneider, eds. 2019. Format Matters. Standards, Practices, and Politics in Media Cultures. Lüneburg: meson press. https://meson.press/books/format-matters.
Taha, Nadine. 2019. “The Current Relationship (After a Longer Non-Relationship) of Media Theory and Practice Theory”. In Connect and Divide: The Practice Turn in Media Studies, edited by Ulrike Bergermann, Monika Dommann, Erhard Schüttpelz, Jeremy Stolow, and Nadine Taha. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/C/bo28409402.html.
Volmar, Axel. 2019. “Productive Sounds: Touch-Tone Dialing, the Rise of the Call Center Industry and the Politics of Virtual Voice Assistants”. In The Democratization of Artificial Intelligence. Net Politics in the Era of Learning Algorithms, edited by Andreas Sudmann, 55-75. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/13549.
Volmar, Axel. 2019. “Toward a Theoretical Framework for Format Studies”. In Format Matters: Standards, Practices and Politics in Media Cultures, edited by Marek Jancovic, Axel. Volmar, and Alexandra Schneider. Lüneburg: meson press. https://doi.org/10.14619/1556.
Volmar, Axel, Marek Jancovic, and Alexandra Schneider. 2019. “Format Matters. An Introduction to Format Studies”. In Format Matters. Standards, Practices and Politics in Media Cultures, edited by Marek Jancovic, Axel Volmar, and Alexandra Schneider, 7-22. Lüneburg: meson press. https://doi.org/10.14619/1556.

2018

Gießmann, Sebastian. 2018. “Money, Credit, and Digital Payment 1971/2014: From the Credit Card to Apple Pay”. Administration & Society 50 (9): 1259-79. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399718794169.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2018. “Vernetzen”. In Historisches Wörterbuch des Mediengebrauchs Vol. 2, 490-508. Köln; Weimar; Wien: Böhlau.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2018. “Im Dschungel der Auftragsforschung. Yasha Levine folgt dem Leitfaden militärischer Ziele in der Geschichte des Internets”. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 220: 12. https://www.faz.net/suche/?query=Im+Dschungel+der+Auftragsforschung.&type=content&ct=article&ct=blog&ct=gallery&ct=video&ct=audio&ct=infografik&ct=storytelling&author=&from=&to=.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2018. “Elemente einer Praxistheorie der Medien”. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 19: 95-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/1228.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2018. “Für eine Medienpraxistheorie der Delegation”. Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften 2: 133-48. https://transcript.degruyter.com/view/journals/zfk/12/2/article-p133.xml.
Haigh, Thomas. 2018. “Finding a Story for the History of Computing”. Working Paper Series Media of Cooperation 3: 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/7894.
Haigh, Thomas. 2018. “Defining American Greatness: IBM from Watson to Trump”. Communications of the ACM 61 (1): 32-37. https://doi.org/10.1145/3163909.
Haigh, Thomas. 2018. “Thomas Harold ‚Tommy‘ Flowers: Creator of Colossus”. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40 (1): 72-82. https://doi.org/10.1109/mahc.2018.012171270.
Haigh, Thomas, Maria Haigh, and Nadine Kozak. 2018. “Le Conflit Ukrainien et la Traque aux Fausses Nouvelles”. In Le Fausses Novelles, edited by Florian Sauvageau, Simon Thibault, and Pierre Trudel, 133-42. Quebec, CAN: Presses de l’université Laval. https://www.pulaval.com/produit/les-fausses-nouvelles-nouveaux-visages-nouveaux-defis-comment-determiner-la-valeur-de-l-information-dans-les-societes-democratiques.
Haigh, Thomas, Maria Haigh, and Nadine Kozak. 2018. “Stopping Fake News: The Work Practices of Peer-to-Peer Counter Propaganda”. Journalism Studies 19 (14): 2062-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2017.1316681.
Haigh, Thomas, and Petri Paju. 2018. “IBM’s Tiny Peripheral: Finland and the Tensions of Transnationality”. Business History Review 92 (1): 3-28. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007680518000028.
Haigh, Thomas, and Mark Priestley. 2018. “Colossus and Programmability”. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 40 (4): 5-27. https://doi.org/10.1109/MAHC.2018.2877912.
Musiani, Francesca, and Valérie Schafer. 2018. “Science and Technology Studies Approaches to Web History”. In The SAGE Handbook of Web History, edited by Niels Brügger and Ian Milligan, 73–85. London: Sage. ttps://doi.org/10.4135/978152647054.
Sauvageau, Florian, Simon Thibault, and Pierre Trudel, eds. 2018. Le Fausses Novelles, Nouveaux Siages, Nouveaux Défis. Comment déterminer la valeur de l’information dans les sociétés démocratiques ?. Laval, Quebec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval. ISBN: 978-2-7637-4050-8.
Sittler, David. 2018. Straßenverkehr und soziale Sichtbarkeit. Das Massenmedium Straße in Chicago 1900-1930. Medien-, Sozial- und Technikgeschichte 1. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-8487-4857-0. https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/reb-27786.
Taha, Nadine. 2018. “Die Wolkenphotographie in der Wettermanipulation. Zu Räumen militärisch-industrieller Unsicherheit”. In Medien - Krieg - Raum, edited by Lars Nowak, 327-56. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-7705-5872-8. https://doi.org/10.30965/9783846758724_012.
Volmar, A. 2018. “Experiencing High Fidelity. Sound Reproduction and the Politics of Music Listening in the Twentieth Century”. In The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries, edited by C. Thorau and H. Ziemer. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190466961.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190466961-e-19.
Volmar, A., S. Schwesinger, and F. Gerloff. 2018. “Medienwissenschaft”. In Handbuch Sound, edited by D. Morat and H. Ziemer, 126-33. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler. ISBN: 978-3-476-05421-0. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-05421-0_23.
Volmar, Axel, and Dominik Schrey. 2018. “Compact Disc”. In Handbuch Sound, edited by Daniel Morat and Hansjakob Ziemer, 324-28. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-05421-0_59.
Volmar, Axel, and Alexandra Supper. 2018. “Sonifikation”. In Morat, Ziemer (Ed.) 2018 – Handbuch Sound, 75–79. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-476-05421-0?page=1#toc Table of contents.

2017

Brohm, Holger, Sebastian Gießmann, Gabriele Schabacher, and Sandra Schramke (Hrsg.). 2017. Workarounds. Praktiken des Umwegs. ilinx, Berliner Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft. Hamburg: Philo Fine Arts. http://dx.doi.org/10.18452/18686.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2017. “Drawing the Social: Jacob Levy Moreno, Sociometry and the Rise of Network Diagrammatics”. Working Paper Series Media of Cooperation 2. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep%2F3794.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2017. “Ein amerikanischer Standard. Kreditkarten als soziale Medien”. Edited by Friedrich Bahlke, Bernhard Siegert, and Joseph Vogl. Archiv für Mediengeschichte. Medien der Finanz Band 17: 143-56. https://doi.org/10.30965/9783846763308.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2017. “Von der Verteilten Künstlichen Intelligenz zur Diagrammatik der Grenzobjekte”. In Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung, edited by Nadine Taha and Sebastian Gießmann, 151-67. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839431269-006.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2017. “Klassifizieren und Improvisieren. Ein Kommentar zu Geoffrey Bowker und Susan Leigh Star”. ilinx, Berliner Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft. Workarounds: Praktiken des Umwegs 4: 205-11. https://edoc.hu-berlin.de/handle/18452/19376.
Gießmann, Sebastian, and Nadine Taha. 2017. “»Study the unstudied«. Zur medienwissenschaftlichen Aktualität von Susan Leigh Stars Denken”. In Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung, edited by Sebastian Gießmann and Nadine Taha, 13-77. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839431269-002.
Gießmann, Sebastian, Nadine Taha, and Nadine Taha, eds. 2017. Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung. Vol. 10. Locating Media | Situierte Medien. Bielefeld: transcript. ISBN: 978-3-8376-3126-5. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839431269-fm.
Haigh, Thomas. 2017. “Colossal Genius: Tutte, Flowers, and a Bad Imitation of Turing” 60 (1): 29–35. https://doi.org/10.1145/3018994.
Haigh, Thomas. 2017. “The History of UNIX in the History of Software”. Cahiers D’Histoire Du CNAM 7-8: 77-90.
Haigh, Thomas. 2017. “Tim Berners-Lee - ACM Turing Award Winner”. In ACM Turing Award. https://amturing.acm.org/award_winners/berners-lee_8087960.cfm.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2017. “Media Revolutions and Other Revolutions”. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 17 (2): 147-61. https://zfmedienwissenschaft.de/node/1076..
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2017. “Die Struktur der Grenzobjekte”. In Susan Leigh Star: Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung, edited by Nadine Taha and Sebastian Gießmann, 229-39. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839431269-009.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2017. “Medienrevolutionen und andere Revolutionen”. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 17 (2/17): 147-61. https://mediarep.org/handle/doc/2650.
Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2017. “Infrastructural Media and Public Media”. Media in Action 1 (1): 13-61. https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/mia/article/view/12/16.
Sittler, David, and Sebastian Kraffzig. 2017. “Uniformierung als vestimentäre Artikulation im späten Zarenreich: Be-Fleck-te Erkenntnis und historiographisches Formulieren”. In Geschke, Ostermeyer (Ed.) 2017 – Ästhetik & Artikulation.
Sittler, David, and Serjoscha Ostermeyer. 2017. “Rioting and disorderly behaviour as political media practice: Body postures on the streets of L.A. during the riots of 1992”. In . Edinburgh University Press.
Taha, Nadine. 2017. “»Another Person’s Poison«. Zur Konzeptualisierung von Nahrungsmittelallergien und Grenzerfahrungen bei Susan Leigh Star”. In Susan Leigh Star: Grenzobjekte und Medienforschung, edited by Nadine Taha and Sebastian Gießmann, 273-87. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839431269-011.
Volmar, Axel. 2017. “Formats as Media of Cooperation”. Media In Action, no. 2: 9-28. https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/mia/.
Volmar, Axel. 2017. “Infrastrukturforschung zwischen Kulturtechnikgeschichte und Critical Infrastructure Studies [Rezension]”. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft 16: 198-204. https://www.zfmedienwissenschaft.de/heft/archiv/16-12017-%E2%80%93-celebrity-cultures.
Volmar, Axel. 2017. “Psychoakustik und Signalanalyse. Zur Ökologisierung und Metaphorisierung des Hörens seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg”. In Wissensgeschichte des Hörens in der Moderne, edited by Netzwerk Hör-Wissen im Wandel, 65-95. Berlin: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-052372-0. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523720-004.
Volmar, Axel, and Leonie Häsler. 2017. “Tonträger und Musikmedien. Zur Rhetorik technischer Schallproduktion vom Phonographen zum MP3-Spieler”. In Handbuch Medienrhetorik, edited by Arne Scheuermann and Franscesca Vidal, 6:441-61. Handbücher Rhetorik. Berlin: de Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110318258.

2016

Gießmann, Sebastian. 2016. Die Verbundenheit der Dinge. Eine Kulturgeschichte der Netze und Netzwerke. 2nd ed. Vol. 114. Kaleidogramme. Berlin: Kadmos.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2016. “Registrieren, Identifizieren, Zuweisen. Produktion und Technizität des Rechts bei Latour”. In Wissen, wie Recht ist. Bruno Latours Ethnographie einer Existenzweise, 93-113. Konstanz: Konstanz University Press.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2016. “Cyberspace, Cluetrain, Digitalcharta: Die Botschaft der Internet-Programmschriften”. irights.info – Urheberrecht und kreatives Schaffen in der digitalen Welt. https://irights.info/artikel/cyberspace-cluetrain-digitalcharta-die-botschaft-der-internet-programmschriften/28313.
Haigh, Thomas. 2016. “Review of ‘Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age’ by Jack Copeland” 67 (7): 1787–1789. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23705.
Haigh, Thomas. 2016. “How Charles Bachman Invented the DBMS [Data Base Management System], a Foundation of Our Digital World”. Communications of the ACM 59 (7): 25-30. https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/7/204036-how-charles-bachman-invented-the-dbms-a-foundation-of-our-digital-world/abstract.
Haigh, Thomas, and Petri Paju. 2016. “IBM Rebuilds Europe: The Curious Case of the Transnational Typewriter”. Enterprise & Society 17 (2): 265-300. https://doi.org/10.1017/eso.2015.64.
Haigh, Thomas, Mark Priestley, and Cristin Rope. 2016. ENIAC in Action. Making and Remaking the Modern Computer. Cambridge, MA; London: MIT Press.
Haigh, Thomas, David Stearns, and Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo. 2016. “Origins of the Modern Concept of Cashless Society, 1950s-1970s”. In The Book of Payments: Historical and Contemporary Views on the Cashless Society, edited by Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo and Leonidas Efthymiou, 95-106. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-60231-2. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60231-2_10.
Kranz, Isabel, Alexander Schwan, and Eike Wittock. 2016. Floriographie. Die Sprachen der Blumen. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag.
Sittler, David. 2016. “Medienpraktiken mit Blumen zwischen Protest und Revolution 1789-2011”. In Kranz, Schwan et al. (Ed.) 2016 – Floriographie, 337–369. http://www.floriographie.org/cms/agfloriographie/publikationen/.
Sittler, David, Anja Dreschke, Ilham Huynh, and Raphaela Knipp. 2016. “Einleitung”. In Reenactments 2016. Vol. 8.
Sittler, David, Anja Dreschke, Ilham Huynh, and Raphaela Knipp. 2016. Reenactments: Medienpraktiken zwischen Wiederholung und kreativer Aneignung. Vol. 8. Locating Media | Situierte Medien. Bielefeld.
Volmar, Axel, and Jens Schröter. 2016. “HiFi hören. HiFi-Praxis für kritische Käufer und Fachhändler. Eine Fallstudie zum Problem der Analyse historischer Medienpraktiken”. In senseAbility. Mediale Praktiken des Sehens und Hörens., edited by Beate Ochsner and Robert Stock, 149-68. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839430644-007.

2015

Gießmann, Sebastian. 2015. “Im Parlament der möglichen Medienpraktiken. Anmerkungen zur Netzneutralitätskontroverse”. Mediale Kontrolle unter Beobachtung 4 (1): 1-22. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/13787.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2015. “Geld, Kredit und digitale Zahlung 1971/2014. Von der Kreditkarte zu Apple Pay”. In Internet der Dinge. Über smarte Objekte, intelligente Umgebungen und die technische Durchdringung der Welt, edited by Florian Sprenger and Christoph Engemann, 293-310. Digitale Gesellschaft. Bielefeld: transcript. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839430460-013.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2015. “Towards a Media History of the Credit Card”. In Neighborhood Technologies. Media and Mathematics of Dynamic Networks, edited by Tobias Harks and Sebastian Vehlken, 163-81. Berlin; Zürich: Diaphanes. https://www.diaphanes.net/titel/towards-a-media-history-of-the-credit-card-3100.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2015. “Der Durkheim-Test. Anmerkungen zu Susan Leigh Stars Grenzobjekten”. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 38 (3): 211-26. https://doi.org/10.1002/bewi.201501724.
Gießmann, Sebastian. 2015. “Internet- und Digitalisierungsforschung nach der Desillusionierung. Begriffe und Perspektiven”. Navigationen. Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung 15 (1): 117-35. https://dokumentix.ub.uni-siegen.de/opus/volltexte/2015/929/pdf/Navigationen_Medien_der_Kooperation.pdf.
Schüttpelz, Erhard, and Sebastian Gießmann. 2015. “Medien der Kooperation. Überlegungen zum Forschungsstand”. Edited by AG Medien der Kooperation. Navigationen 15 (1): 7-55. https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/06/schuettpelzgiessmann_kooperation.pdf.

2012

Schüttpelz, Erhard. 2012. “Massensymbole der Nationen: Amerikaner, Edition eines Textes aus Elias Canettis Nachlaß mit Kommentar”. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, N3.