Critical Algorithm Studies: Ethnographic Approaches

Upcoming PhD symposium features anthropologist and STS scholar Nick Seaver, talking about Critical Algorithm Studies. Register now for this May 27, 2019 symposium!

/Living in/ A Methodology of Transgressiveness/

What’s the value of transgressiveness? The Skagen Institute annual conference offers opportunities you never thought you needed. Jannek Sommer offers a small riff in this post.

Speculating with predictive memory-making: The (Black) Box of Memories

At EASST, we used speculative science-fiction to think about current and future algorithms for memory-making. Through a fictional story and its analysis, we discuss the “black-box” metaphor, the business/entrepreneurial aspect of algorithms, and the conception of predictive memory-making.

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The Sound of Forgetting: an introduction to our process

The Sound of Forgetting: an introduction to our process

May 21-22, 2018, the Museum of Random Memory’s latest installation “The Sound of Forgetting” comes to Cork as well as the Data Justice Conference in Cardiff. With some help from local DJs, we mix sound archives and participants’ voices to build soundscapes between the two sites.

Museum of Random Memory Spring Conference

Museum of Random Memory Spring Conference

April 6-8, 2018. Artists, activists, social scientists, architects, and information designers convene for the 2018 Museum of Random Memory Workshop in Skagen, Denmark. The goal? To bring together a unique set of trans disciplinary perspectives on how public,...

MoRM contributes to strong data literacy

MoRM contributes to strong data literacy

MoRM exhibitions are experiments in arts+technology+pedagogy as a response to the powerful impacts of datafication and digitalization in everyday life. This report provides a project update as of January 2018.

Critical Pedagogy as tool for data literacy

Critical Pedagogy as tool for data literacy

Here, I suggest that we (anti-big-data-scholars) should stop simply rejecting the concept of data. Instead, we should use our long training in pedagogy and teaching and our knowledge of interpretive and inductive/emergent methods of analysis to create better literacies about what data can mean.

The Skagen Conference: we meet again in 2017/8

The Skagen Conference: we meet again in 2017/8

During the 2017/18 Skagen Conference, participants spend intensive time interrogating and developing innovative methods for studying contemporary social conditions. Open to PhD students and early professionals from diverse disciplines.