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
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
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
May 17, 2017 Web videos in Science Communication – Trends & Issues After an exponential growth in users as well as producers, web videos have become one of the standards in the way online communication takes place. Web videos are increasingly preferred over text and image-based sources – which is also true for science communication. In addition, this trend directly affects...
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Von: Andrea Geipel Tags:  Science Communication, Video Analysis Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Conference Appearances, Science, Conference