Dr. Judith Igelsböck


Reorganizing Industries

Judith studied sociology and science and technology studies at the University of Vienna. In 2016, she joined the Post/Doc Lab Reorganizing Industries of the MCTS as a postdoctoral researcher. Currently, she is conducting research on shifting, dissolving and reinforced industrial borders together with colleagues from the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) France. Since October 2018, she has been PI of the LIT Project ‘Upper Austrian Innovation Scripts’ – an inquiry and artistic intervention into the organisation of innovation activities. Judith has worked in various social scientific research areas, including human computer and human robot interaction, work studies, science and technology studies, and innovation and organisation studies. These days, she finds herself in an anti-disciplinary and experimental mood. One of her current obsessions is the fusion of theatrical play and innovation research.

  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Innovation Studies
  • Organisation Studies
  • Isomorphism in Innovation
  • Innovation Ethics and Ideologies
  • Innovation Scripts, Innovation Theatre
  • Intervention and Invention as Modes of Knowing
  • Artistic Research, Arts-based Research
  • Performance STS
  • Experimental Social Sciences


  • Igelsböck, Judith (2020) The Limits of Epistemic Control, the Powers of Actualization, and the Moral Economies of a Fictional Collective. In: Social Epistemology, Taylor & Francis https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02691728.2019.1706123
  • Igelsböck, Judith (2019) Re-enactment for Nothing – A Recipe, in Colleex Open Formats, 2019 https://colleex.wordpress.com/colleex-open-formats/re-enactment-for-nothing-a-recipe/
  • Igelsboeck, J., Schüssler, E. (2019) New directions for the Institutional Script. In: Nano-Paper Series “Institution – Organisation – Gesellschaft.“ DOI: 10.14459/2019md1470688
  • Igelsböck, Judith; Zölzer, Laura; Prototyping Intervention! – A Workshop and Two Letters; EASST Review; 2018; 35(1)
  • Igelsboeck, J. (2017) Engaging with the Concept of the Script in Industrial Innovation Studies – or how Retro-ANT is Perfect but not ‘Enough’. In Crabu, S., Giardullo, P., Miele, F. and Turrini, M.: Proceedings of the 6th STS Italia Conference – Sociotechnical Environments, 435-446.
  • Igelsboeck, J. (2016): Designing ’Integration Machines’. Computer simulations and modeling in transdisciplinary sustainability research. In: Bettina-Johanna Krings, Hannot Rodriguez, Anna Schleisiek (Eds.): Scientific knowledge and the transgression of boundaries.Springer, 133-160.


  • Judith Igelsböck 2020. The Script as Analytical and Productive Device in Innovation Studies. Workshop @ Graduate School “Innovation Society Today”; Berlin, Deutschland. 08.01.2020. https://www.innovation.tu-berlin.de/v_menue/graduiertenkolleg/
  • Judith Igelsböck, 2019. Die Politik der epistemischen (Nicht-)Kontrolle – Ein Denkexperiment. Talk @ The Politics of STS: Normative Prämissen der Wissenschaft- und Technikforschung auf dem Prüfstand. Jahrestagung 2019, Gesellschaft für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (GWTF), Berlin, Deutschland, 07.11.2019.
  • Judith Igelsböck, 2019. Drehbücher der Innovation. Keynote @ Theater und Netz Vol 7: Die Innovationsschraube oder Wie kommt das Neue in die Kunst. Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Berlin, Deutschland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC6X3sWkau8&t=974s
  • Besson M., Igelsböck J., Meyer U. 2019:  Industry without Borders? The transformation of organizational control in the industry of the future. Poster presentation @ French-Bavarian Dialogue at TUM: Science and Technology in the Digital Age. München, Deutschland, 13.11.2019.
  • Judith Igelsböck, 2019. The Isomorphism of Innovation. Invited Talk @ Forschungswerkstatt Graduate School “Innovation Society Today”, Technische Universität Berlin, Deutschland, 10.12.2019.