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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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.