M.A. Peter Müller

Doctoral Candidate

Digital Media

Peter Müller studied sociology, political science and philosophy at the LMU Munich. He currently is a PhD candidate at the digital media lab. He started his position with collaborating in the IMPROVE Project. His experiences with this project are currently processed and refined for purposes of human-computer interaction methodology. However, Peter now focuses on his PhD project on the practical, discursive, and institutional role of creativity in tech and software development, ethnographing hackathons and studying scientific and private publications. He also engages with questions of legal tech (e.g. risk assessment software used in courts), particularly investigating digitalization as a phenomenon intrinsic to law and of significant effect.

  • Social theory (post-structuralism, pragmatism)
  • HCI methodology
  • Creativity (in tech development)
  • legal tech/STS of law
  • Müller P., Passoth JH. (2018) Social Science Contributions to Engineering Projects: Looking Beyond Explicit Knowledge Through the Lenses of Social Theory. In: Niggemann O., Schüller P. (eds) IMPROVE – Innovative Modelling Approaches for Production Systems to Raise Validatable Efficiency. Technologien für die intelligente Automation (Technologies for Intelligent Automation), vol 8. Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • Müller P., Passoth JH. (2018) Engineering Collaborative Social Science Toolkits. STS Methods and Concepts as Devices for Interdisciplinary Diplomacy. In: Karafillidis A., Weidner R. (eds) Developing Support Technologies. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 23. Springer, Cham
  • Müller, P., Pöchhacker (2018): Algorithmic Risk Assessment als Medium des Rechts. Medientechnische Entwicklung und institutionelle Verscheibungen aus Sicht einer Techinksoziologie des Rechts. ÖZS, Special Issue. Forthcoming.
  • Passoth, Jan-Hendrik/Müller, Peter (2017): Verführung zur Techniksoziologie. Review Roger Häußlings „Techniksoziologie“. Soziologische Revue 40(2). Oldenburg: De Gruyter, S.281-285.

→ Current Course Offerings

  • Making a Mess with Methods (stand in)
  • Social Science Hackathon
  • „Algorithmic Risk Assessment als Medium des Rechts“. 2018. Vierter Kongress der Deutschsprachigen Rechtssoziologie, Basel.
  • „Digitalisierung als rechtsintrinsisches Phänomen“. 2018. Vortrag im Forschungskolloquium Alfons Bora, Bielefeld.
  • “Tidy Thoughts on Creativity”. 2018. 4S (Transnational) Congress, Sidney, Australia.
  • “Hackathons as time-spaces of creative togetherness”. 2018. EASST (Meetings), Lancaster.
  • „Machinelle Dividualisierung – Kränkung oder Erlösung?“. 2018. INSIST Nachwuchstagung, Karlsruhe.
  • 4S
  • DGS