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Final Reminder: CfP The Power of Correlation and the Promises of Auto-Management, EASST 2018

*Final Reminder - *Call for Abstracts/ Deadline 14^th February

Dear Colleagues,

We kindly invite you again to submit abstracts for our panel at the
EASST 2018 conference in Lancaster, UK (25-28 July 2018).

https://nomadit.co.uk/easst/easst2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6294

Kinds regards and sorry for crosspostings,

Gabriele Gramelsberger & Jutta Weber

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/The Power of Correlation and the Promises of Auto-Management. /
/On The Epistemological and Societal Dimension of Data-Based Algorithms/

Gabriele Gramelsberger, RWTH Aachen
Jutta Weber, Universität Paderborn

Data-based learning algorithms do not only open up new dimensions of
knowledge production but shape increasingly more highly relevant
societal decision-making processes. Based on correlation-based search
heuristics, these algorithms are used to improve translation programs,
search engines, predictive policing strategies or so-called ‚adaptive‚
intelligent‘ protheses. They are highly relevant in realms ranging from
financing, administration and technoscience to law enforcement and
counter-insurgency. These algorithms do not only embody sociotechnical
practices of human and non-human actors but also transport invisible and
unquestioned values, norms and preferences.
In our panel, we want to analyze the epistemological and ontological
groundings of data-based learning algorithms – how, for example, they
are dependent on the provided / selected data material, on implemented
classifications, categorizations and problem-solving strategies. At the
same time, we want to reflect how the epistemologic logic of data-driven
algorithms and the increasing automation of decision-making corresponds
to our societal condition: We want to ask whether correlation does not
only feed into the datafication of our world but also serves a
contemporary sociocultural and biopolitical logic of risk management or
whether the increasing automation of decision-making reflects
post-democratic developments in the Global North.

Convenors: Gabriele Gramelsberger, RWTH Aachen; Jutta Weber, Paderborn
University

Deadline: February 14th, 2018

Please submit abstracts of max. 250 words here:
https://nomadit.co.uk/easst/easst2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6294

Details about the conference: https://easst2018.easst.net/
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From: Jutta Weber
Subject: CfP The Power of Correlation and the Promises of
Auto-Management
Cc: Gramelsberger Gabriele
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Lieber Herr Schrape, würden Sie bitte den CfP weiterleiten?

Ein gutes neues Jahr! Beste Grüße, Jutta Weber

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Liebe Kolleg_innen,

anbei der Call für unser Panel auf der  EASST Konferenz in Lancaster vom
25-28 Juli 2018.

https://nomadit.co.uk/easst/easst2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6294

Über Einreichungen (möglich bis zum 14. Februar 2018) freuen wir uns.

Viele Grüße, Jutta Weber
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The Power of Correlation and the Promises of Auto-Management.
On The Epistemological and Societal Dimension of Data-Based Algorithms

Gabriele Gramelsberger, RWTH Aachen
Jutta Weber, Universität Paderborn

Data-based learning algorithms do not only open up new dimensions of
knowledge production but shape increasingly more highly relevant
societal decision-making processes. Based on correlation-based search
heuristics, these algorithms are used to improve translation programs,
search engines, predictive policing strategies or so-called ‚adaptive‚
intelligent‘ protheses. They are highly relevant in realms ranging from
financing, administration and technoscience to law enforcement and
counter-insurgency. These algorithms do not only embody sociotechnical
practices of human and non-human actors but also transport invisible and
unquestioned values, norms and preferences.
In our panel, we want to analyze the epistemological and ontological
groundings of data-based learning algorithms – how, for example, they
are dependent on the provided / selected data material, on implemented
classifications, categorizations and problem-solving strategies. At the
same time, we want to reflect how the epistemologic logic of data-driven
algorithms and the increasing automation of decision-making corresponds
to our societal condition: We want to ask whether correlation does not
only feed into the datafication of our world but also serves a
contemporary sociocultural and biopolitical logic of risk management or
whether the increasing automation of decision-making reflects
post-democratic developments in the Global North.

Convenors: Gabriele Gramelsberger, RWTH Aachen; Jutta Weber, Paderborn
University

Deadline: February 14th, 2018

Please submit abstracts of max. 250 words here:
https://nomadit.co.uk/easst/easst2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6294

Details about the conference: https://easst2018.easst.net/

For more information & contact:
Gramelsberger Gabriele
Jutta Weber

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Prof. Jutta Weber, PhD

Institute of Media Studies / Institut für Medienwissenschaft

Paderborn University / Universität Paderborn

http://www.juttaweber.eu/

Recent publications:

**- Tracking and Targeting: Sociotechnologies of Identification. Special
Issue of ‘Science, Technology & Human Values’ 42 (6) 2017 (Ed. together
with Karolina Follis and Lucy Suchman)

- Feministische STS. In: Susanne Bauer / Torsten Heinemann / Thomas
Lemke (Hg.): Science and Technology Studies – Klassische Positionen und
aktuelle Perspektiven. Berlin: suhrkamp 2017, 339-368

- Keep Adding. Kill Lists, Drone Warfare and the Politics of Databases.
In: Environment and Planning D. Society and Space. Special Issue on ‘The
Politics of the List: Law, Security, Technology’ by Marieke de Goede,
Anna Leander and Gavin Sullivan, Vol. 34, No.1, February 2016, pp. 107-125
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