Digital Media Lab Blog

November 7, 2019 Engineering Responsible Infrastructures: a summer school Infrastructures are political. This is a sentence, which will hardly be contested from scholars in science and technology studies or innovation research. Yet, if this is the case, how can we think of infrastructures in terms of responsibility and democratic values? And how can we open them for contestation and democratic discourse? These were the questions we have been tackling in our session at the summer school on HERSS.
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Von: Nikolaus Pöchhacker Tags:  Politics, Data, Values, Methodology, Summer school Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Methodology
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 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