Digital Media Lab Blog

September 15, 2019 Designing development, developing design, and methods of methodological control Did you ever wonder how developers know what their future users want? Well, often they just don’t know and really funny stuff can happen...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Epistemology, Creativity, Methodology, Software, ReDiT, Design Kategorien:  Allgemein, Updates, Blog, Science, Research, Empirical, Methodology, Exchange
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
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
May 31, 2017 Exhaustion, Souvenirs, and Openness: A Few Research Notes from my Hackathon Expeditions In order to study practices of creative software engineering, I have decided to do ethnographies on hackathons. I was at several of such events and have just returned from my last expedition into that peculiar realm of...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Hackathon, IoT, Tinkering, Field Research Kategorien:  Blog, Ethnography, Science, Research, Science, Empirical