Digital Media Lab Blog

May 2, 2018 When You Win a Hackathon: an Ethnographic Odyssee… Frequent readers of this blog will remember that I do research on hackathons as (uprising) socio-economic institutions and time-spaces of social creativity and inventiveness. You might also remember that my team and I actually had won an IoT and public transport themed hackathon. As a result...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Hackathon, Field Research, Creativity Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Ethnography, Research, Empirical
January 31, 2018 Messenger Security, Trust, & Infrastructures When Facebook bought WhatsApp (as it was threatening the dominance of Facebook), it had to promise not to merge WhatsApp data with other Facebook services - at least for two years. Yet, why is this such a big deal? No-one, not even Facebook should be able to read the information sent over their services, as it is encrypted. Well...
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Von: Nikolaus Pöchhacker Tags:  Data, Privacy, Networks, Values Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Science, Research, Science, Empirical
November 3, 2017 Artifical Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Neural Networks – Meeting the MIT Media Lab Attending the 4S in Boston, we also had time to visit the city and its unique research institutes. Andrea used the time to revisit her former colleagues at the Action Lab (Northeastern University), where she stayed during a research internship in 2010. Amir Farjadian, a former colleague, is now working on models for...
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Von: Andrea Geipel Tags:  AI, Conference Report, 4S Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Conference Appearances
October 19, 2017 On the search for new ways to handle data Data - being part of the constituent elements of today's quantified society - hold myriads of promises. As manifold these promises might be however they all link back to the same basic notion: that data will be able to make things, expressions, interactions - data enthusiasts might say...
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Von: Philipp Arms Tags:  Data, Privacy, Quantification, Transparency, ForumPrivatheit Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Research, Science, Conference
September 21, 2017 8th Tensions of Europe (TOE) Conference Conference: Borders and Technology
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Von: Silvan Pollozek Tags:  ToE Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Conference
September 1, 2017 Out Now: Environments of Intelligence A monograph authored by Hajo Greif, titled Environments of Intelligence. From Natural Information to Artificial Interaction, has now been published by Routledge, London (link to advertisement). It is part of the "History and Philosophy of Technoscience" series edited by Alfred Nordmann. It presents the results of Hajo's research as Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at MCTS and is a significantly edited and revised version of his venia thesis at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (2015).
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  Monograph, Philosophy, Publication Kategorien:  Allgemein, Updates, Blog, Publications
August 10, 2017 Surveillance Cultures, or how to deal with… Surveillance is nothing new (in fact it's an ancient social process [1]); scientific investigation of this cultural technique goes back to the 18th century when Jeremy Bentham developed his idea of four panoptic institutions. With Foucault and Deleuze conceptualizing theoretical frameworks it eventually became an academic discipline. It is however a lived practice that is rapidly changing its historically grown characteristics and becoming...
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Von: Philipp Arms Tags:  Interdisciplinary, Surveillance, Theory Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Theory, Conference
July 10, 2017 Artist Talk: Was hast du eigentlich vor Dave? 2017 seems to be the year of virtual reality in the art world, as more and more contemporary artists experiment with this new medium and create virtual-reality (VR) artworks that plunge the viewers into fully...
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Von: Mariya Dzhimova Tags:  Art, VR, Media Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Research
July 5, 2017 65 scientific films, 8 nominees, 4 laudatory mentions, 1 winner film: Karlsruhe Science Film Days 2017 A few days ago, I was part of the second Karlsruhe Science Film Days as one of 14 jury members. The event was organized by the Centre for Cultural and General Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Wissenschaftsbüro of the Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH. According to the homepage the event’s goal is...
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Von: Andrea Geipel Tags:  Science Communication Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Science