Digital Media Lab Blog

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 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
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
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
June 20, 2017 SPT 2017: A Brief Report Many contributions on either side addressed the "grammar of things" conference theme, which suggests that artefacts contribute to structuring human perception and action, and often follow inherent rules of creation and transformation that are difficult to capture by means of natural or formal language. Cases were made for the power of "shape grammars"...
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  Interdisciplinary, SPT Kategorien:  Allgemein, Blog, Conference