“Where is the difficulty in that?” On planning responsible interdisciplinary collaboration

By Aviva de Groot,  Danny Lämmerhirt,  Phillip Lücking, Goda Klumbyte, Evelyn Wan This is the first in a series of blog posts on experiences gathered during the planning, execution and reflection of our workshop “Lost in Translation: An Interactive Workshop Mapping Interdisciplinary Translations for Epistemic […]

Reading group Spring session: Ruha Benjamin’s “Race After Technology”

Are robots racist? Is visibility a trap? Are technofixes viable? What is social justice in the high-tech world? These questions are raised in Ruha Benjamin’s book Race After Technology (2019, Polity Press) that we will read during our TBD reading group spring session 2020. Race […]

Building trust, rapport and learning from each other. Insights from a first meetup with elderly women.

Any first meetup can be a make-up of emotions and expectations from the parties involved. Especially when the purpose is for research. Conducting research with intended users of Information Technology has over the years moved away from filling in forms and usability feedback. Users are […]

Lost in translation? Invitation to address the challenges of interdisciplinary cooperation in the FAT community

This post was originally published on Medium on 11 December 2019 and was written by Aviva de Groot, Danny Lämmerhirt, Evelyn Wan, Goda Klumbyte, Mara Paun, Phillip Lücking, and Shazade Jameson Introduction: The short of it The rapid deployment of complex computational, data-intense infrastructures profoundly […]

Diffractive Readings: Cyberfeminism_ NewMaterialism_ Computing [video]

In September we – Goda, Loren and Claude – presented a paper at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in New Orleans. We were (digitally) part of an amazing panel “Feminist Technoscience by Other Means: Reconfiguring Research Practices for World-Making Beyond the […]

Critical Voices, Visions and Vectors for Internet Governance

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) published a collection of statements on visions for emancipatory and discrimination-free internet, in the run up to the 14th Internet Governance Forum. Edited by Katharina Mosene and Matthias C. Kettemann the publication also includes statements from Nana […]