Digital Media Lab Blog

August 6, 2019 Following what, when and where to? “A mobilities lens to the human mobility-environmental change nexus” Mobility studies claim to understand the ’social world’ „as a wide array of economic, social and political practices, infrastructures and ideologies that all involve, entail or curtail various kinds of movement“ (Büscher & Urry 2009: 100). This is why researchers should study the travel of people, objects, images or communication, which also put forth a productive discussion on methods and on how to actually research entities on the move. As a seminal paper stated...
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Von: Silvan Pollozek Tags:  Mobility studies, infrastructures, conference Kategorien:  Allgemein, Updates, Blog, Conference Appearances, Science, Research, Conference, Methodology
July 5, 2019 How to think migration and border control in terms of infrastructures? Doing STS within/about mobility at the Nordic STS conference 2019 For some time now I have been engaged with technologies and infrastructures of European migration and border control. Arguing with actor-network theory and, more general, science and technology studies (STS) I seek to work out the socio-material entanglements of people, information systems, databases, forms, policies and other entities and how they put transnational forms of border control into practice. This requires
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Von: Silvan Pollozek Tags:  Conference Report, STS, infrastructuring, Migration, Logistics, STS Nordic Kategorien:  Blog, Conference Appearances, Ethnography, Science, Conference
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
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
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