Digital Media Lab Blog

March 6, 2019 Techno-Scientific Constitutionalism – a few notes Beginning of February this year, a workshop, co-funded by NSF and DFG, on techno-scientific constitutionalism was hosted - and I had the honor of being part of that. During this workshop, scholars from the fields of STS, sociology, political science and law discussed the relation between law, techno-science, and the practices that constitute the very constructs of...
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Von: Nikolaus Pöchhacker Tags:  Interdisciplinary, Politics, Law, Event Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Conference Appearances, Research, Theory, Conference
February 27, 2019 Making Deep Neural Networks Transparent What are fair comparisons between the performances of Deep Neural Networks and the cognitive accomplishments of human beings and animals? Which idealizations and simplifications are permissible, and what are the possible limitations of DNNs with respect to...
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  Epistemology, AI, Philosophy Kategorien:  Updates, Events
September 15, 2018 Notes from the other side: a 4S Sydney conference report Alright, as promised, I will provide you with a little report on my experiences with and impressions of this year’s 4S conference in Sydney, Australia...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Conference Report, 4S, Art, Creativity Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Conference Appearances, Ethnography, Science
September 9, 2018 Ducknography, meetings of diversities, and more STS relata at the EASST 2018 Well, dear readers, the EASST 2018 conference at Lancaster University, England, has already been for a while. However, I want to provide you with a few little impressions on this year’s EASST conference. In regard of the event’s...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Interdisciplinary, EASST, Diversity, Hackathon Kategorien:  Blog, Conference Appearances, Events
September 3, 2018 A quick thought on science of science and stories of stories Before I post a short report on the (spoiler so far: great) 4S conference 2018 in Sydney, Australia, I want to share a thought that had been inspired by a very compelling discussion I...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Epistemology Kategorien:  Research, Science, Theory
July 27, 2018 CHI 2018 – New experiences, old dramas. A field report. The CHI conference was, at first, quite a breaching experience. Unlike the social science conferences I have visited so far, this conference started with party-like music and a mascot throwing (free) merchandise to the audience. The huge hall in which the masses of participants gathered provided many monitors and surround audio. This impressive setup was accompanied by...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  CHI, HCI, Feminism, ACM, Interdisciplinary, Boundaries Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Ethnography, Conference
July 17, 2018 If POP goes POP – observations at the re:publica 2018 This year the re:publica conference celebrated its 18th anniversary. Because the conference has received huge media attention over the past 12 years, it's safe to say that not only digital natives, netizens and nerds are familiar with the term, but also people interested in digital technology in the broadest sense now know that re:publica is a media convention dedicated to digital topics. However, unknown indeed might be the meaning of this year's motto: POP - which is not to be read as an abbreviation for...
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Von: Philipp Arms Tags:  re:publica, Politics, Data, Privacy Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Research, Empirical, Conference
July 4, 2018 i4c – The Magic in Virtual Reality – International Conference and Exhibition for VR and AR Since 2016, the Bavarian Film Center and its partners have organized the i4c - an international conference about virtual reality and...
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Von: Mariya Dzhimova Tags:  Art, VR, Media, i4c Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Research, Empirical, Conference
June 24, 2018 VRHAM! The First German Festival for Virtual Reality and Arts Hamburg VRHAM!, the first German festival for Virtual Reality (VR) and Arts Hamburg was running from 7th to the 17th June located at the Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier. VRHAM! showcased a wide variety of VR experiences by national and international artists, ranging from 360-degrees videos and computer generated worlds to VR-installation, where the user can...
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Von: Mariya Dzhimova Tags:  Art, VR Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Research, Empirical, Conference