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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MoRM at Festival of Research 2017

MoRM at Festival of Research 2017

Student researchers from Digital Living MA Programme designed an exhibition of the Museum of Random Memory (MoRM) highlighting its value as data literacy. Held at the Aarhus Festival of Research in April 2017.

The camera as an ethnographic tool

The camera as an ethnographic tool

What is the impact of visual material on our analysis and theoretical frameworks? This blogpost reflects on the epistemological trajectories and methodological consequences of working with a video camera as an ethnographic tool.

Shaping ideals, shaping gender

Shaping ideals, shaping gender

Through an auto-ethnographic visual essay, I think through the power of graphic design as a tool–not only for provoking opinions, but also to change how we define people and shape expressions.