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Life In The Trading Zone Of Digital STS

The last two decades have seen digital STS engaging with a range of computational techniques for data harvesting, analysis and visualization. Inevitably, this has created new patterns of collaboration between STS and adjacent fields, as well as new types of projects that attempt to combine digital...Read more

Knowing Infrastructure: Critically Engaging The Wayback Machine As Source For STS Research

From documenting human rights abuses to studying online advertising, web archives are increasingly positioned as critical resources for a broad range of scholarly Internet research agendas. And yet, web archives as research infrastructures remain relatively understudied. In this paper we reflect on...Read more

Inhabiting The Algorithm. The Making Of A Smartphone App To Explore How People Became Habituated To Algorithmic Profiling And Recommendation Systems

This paper presents some findings of the interdisciplinary project ‘Algorithmic Identities.’ This project was devised to study how people feel, react and thematise the extraction of digital data and algorithmic inferences about their personhoods. Considering the proprietary, opaque and inscrutable...Read more

Locating And Timing Matters Of Attention Through Wikipedia: Technical, Epistemological And Political Considerations

Wikipedia has become a ubiquitous digital knowledge infrastructure and thereby a locus for politics by other means. As the primary online reference, it is central in our everyday life digital information ecosystem. Because of its uniqueness, it constitutes not only an essential object of study, but...Read more

Doing Data Together: Intervening In Urban Planning With Digital Methods

One year ago researchers from TANTLab and employees from GEHL architects decided on pursuing an experiment together. Driven by a shared interest in bringing social issues into the technical paradigm of ‘the smart city’ we set ourselves the task of making the diversity of Copenhagen’s social...Read more

Researching Medicinal Cannabis In Internet Archives

In this presentation, I will present first results from the ongoing research project Controversial Healings, which investigates the evolution of discourses about medicinal cannabis on the Danish Internet since 2000. The project uses data from the Danish Internet Archive Netarkivet to shed light on...Read more

Curating A Digital Platform, Researching The Knowledge Infrastructures Of Public Health

This paper will present a digital platform experiment at the intersection of STS and public health. Originally based on a project that focused on epidemiological risk scores as knowledge translation devices in public health, the platform addresses the formation of "life by the algorithm" more...Read more
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