Digital Media Lab Blog

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 26, 2019 Same same but different. An Erasmus+ teaching experience. This time I’d like to use our humble blog to share with you, dear interested reader, some of the experiences I made recently in the context of a teaching-related stay abroad. After all, it has been a great adventure visiting such a different place, that provides its very own intersections of religion, infrastructures, and culture, but offers also very common experiences of technological troubles...
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Von: Philipp Arms Tags:  Erasmus, Travel, Culture, Everyday Life Kategorien:  Blog, Ethnography, Science, Exchange
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
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
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
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