Stefan Laser, Anne Pasek, Estrid Sørensen, Mél Hogan, Mace Ojala, Jens Fehrenbacher, Maximilian Gregor Hepach, Leman Çelik, Koushik Ravi Kumar

We are a new transatlantic collective that found each other through free exchange on social media. We engage with the creation and deployment of social media addressing environmental and energetic concerns. We host Mastodon with renewable energy and reflect on our learning and building process.|Stefan Laser is a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaboratory Research Centre Virtual Worlds (Ruhr-University Bochum). He researches the entanglement of knowledge practices and planetary resources and moderates this collective experiment. Stefan has a background in sociology and STS and publishes on methodological matters, economic and political sociology, waste, energy and valuation studies.|Anne Pasek is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture and the Environment at Trent University. She studies how carbon is communicated and contested within different social formations, including climate denialism, the tech sector, and the arts. She also directs the Low-Carbon Research Methods Group and the Experimental Methods and Media Lab.|Estrid Sørensen is a Professor of Cultural Psychology and Anthropology of knowledge at the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) and Head of the RUSTlab. Her STS and ethnographically informed research focuses on data practices, data infrastructures, data centres and experimentalist data studies: |Mél Hogan is the Director of the Environmental Media Lab and an Associate Professor, Communication, Media & Film, University of Calgary (Canada). Her research focuses on data centers and digital humans – each understood from within the contexts of planetary catastrophe and collective anxieties about the future.  |Mace Ojala (Ruhr-University Bochum). A software studies scholar.|Jens Fehrenbacher is an associated researcher at the Virtual Humanities Lab at Ruhr-University Bochum and a media artist. He is working on aesthetic forms of negotiation within new media using experimental setups and artistic research. |Maximilian Hepach is a postdoctoral researcher with the Weather Reports project. His research focuses on applying phenomenology, media theory, and cultural geography to questions of air, weather, and climate.|Leman Celik is a doctoral researcher at the Collaboratory Research Centre Virtual Worlds (Ruhr-University Bochum). Her research interest focused on STS studies, including knowledge production, ethnography of science, and databases to understand what counts as data and how researchers work with data.|Koushik Ravi Kumar is a student at Technical University of Munich, currently pursuing a graduate degree in Science and Technology Studies. He is a software engineer by profession, and keenly interested in studying the intersection of technology and society. He is an intern at RUSTLab, focusing on data centers and their impact on sustainability.