The workshop series on “Methods, Theories, and Taking Action through Gender and Feminisms in Human Computer Interaction” was documented in a booklet.
Join a workshop “Critical Tools for Machine Learning” as part of CHItaly conference on July 11, 2021.
In what ways has animality, humanity and race been co-constitutive of each other? How do our understandings of being and materiality normalize humanity as white, and where does that leave the humanity of people of color? How can alternative conceptualizations of being human be found […]
This is the final part of a blogpost series reflecting on a workshop, held at FAccT conference 2020 in Barcelona, about machine learning and epistemic justice. If you are interested in the workshop concept and the theory behind it as well as what is a […]
In recent decades, new materialist thought has emerged as a transversal field of inquiry that successfully brings together and constructs hybrid spaces between the social sciences & the humanities and the natural & technical sciences & engineering. Within those spaces, engagement with the concerns around […]
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 […]
Over the past months the TBD Reading Group, hosted by GeDIS and Sociology of Diversity at the University of Kassel, read Laboria Cubonik’s “Xenofeminst Manifesto” (2015) and Helen Hester’s follow-up monograph “Xenofeminism” (2018). Xenofeminism links technomaterialist, anti-naturalist and gender abolitionist perspectives on processes of bodily […]
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 […]
We are so pleased to announce that on March 22-25, 2021 we will host a New Materialist Informatics conference here in Kassel! We enlisted our robotic companion Spiny to make the full announcement, which you can check out in the video below [tip: we recommend […]
We are thrilled to announce the talk and workshop by Dr. Katta Spiel on November 13-14, 2019, which will take place here in Kassel. Our group, together with Research Centre for Information Systems Design (ITeG), will be hosting Dr. Spiel, who is affiliated to the KU […]