When designing and re-inventing digital infrastructures and reflecting their role, epistemological as well as ethical considerations frame the experiments conducted. What are the digital modes of knowledge production in STS? What kind of agencies do code, platforms and tools have within this settings? How can we reflect the emerging sociotechnical research infrastructures within our methodological and analytic perspectives?
The session focusses on epistemological and ethical considerations regarding digital STS. Therefore, the main scope is to reflect on the trading zones emerging, to draw connections between digital infrastructures and researchers as well as between code and materiality. Ethical considerations on digital experiments and the related data as well as the power relations embedded within play a central role in analysing the changing scope of STS research.