– Final Conference for the Data as Relation Research Project Big data’s time is in the here and now, which is not to say that big data has no past. Collecting, archiving and storing data are acts that seek to hold on to elusive happenings of yesterday and yesteryear. Private businesses and public sector institutions […]
On January 13th at 3pm, Ester Fritsch will defend her PhD thesis, "Echoes of Ethics Acorss Europe: An Ethnography of Ethical Interventions in to the Internet of Things". Please join us in Auditorium 1 for the defense. Note: There will be no reception due to COVID-19. For a copy of the thesis, see the link […]
Abstract: My presentation will explore informal and informal digital support in the context of a Danish public library and the challenges that library employees, citizens and their informal helpers encounter when interacting with mandatory digital self-services. Drawing on feminist grounded theory, I will explore sensitizing concepts (Bowen 2006) that currently guide my analysis such as […]
On March 23rd, we will host Christopher M. Kelty in the TiP Salon. Title: The Maze of Nature in Los Angeles Abstract: The Labyrinth Project is a collaborative inquiry into nature in Los Angeles. Wetlands, lawns, rats, cats, coyotes, mountain lions interact with human affect, state power, indigenous politics, aesthetic pleasure, local governmental […]
We have four regular events
- The TiP Salon runs weekly during the semester. We convene around constructive engagement with new publications, visitors to the group and work in progress. The meeting is open, and runs at 12:00-13:00 on Wednesdays. Please contact Lara Reime to sign up to the email list.
- Shut up and Write runs weekly during the semester. Based on the model promoted by Inger Mewburn, we commit to writing projects on the whiteboard and write in shorter sessions with breaks. For more, see here.
- The TiP Invited Speaker Series has been running since 2018, and each year 3-4 invited speakers present their work in a public forum. All welcome.
- The TiP Writing Workshop takes place twice a semester, where contributions from all members of TiP are welcome. The purpose of the workshop is to give and receive feedback on ‘in progress’ work. Practically the workshop entails reading all participants’ submission, being a ‘caring opponent’ on one particular text, and participating in constructive debate about the texts.
When PhD students are at the right stage of their studies, they resurrect the longstanding institution of the STS Reading Group. Previous seasons of the Reading Group can be found here (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).