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CfP EASST/4S Prague: Digital Experiments in the Making: Methods, Tools, and Platforms in the Infrastructuring of STS

Call for Submissions:

Digital Experiments in the Making: Methods, Tools, and Platforms in the
Infrastructuring of STS

Open Panel #38 at the EASST/4S Joint Conference, Prague 2020, August 18-21

Digital infrastructures are ubiquitous in the technosciences and in everyday
life, and have become crucial objects of analysis for diverse STS
researchers and their arrays of approaches. Digital infrastructures are also
emerging as instruments for STS research itself, composed of an expanding
array of methods, modules, data tools, visualizations, and platforms that
create new possibilities and places for experiments in how we do STS, and
for academic knowledge production writ large. At the same time, our new
sociotechnical research infrastructures raise their own technical,
epistemological, and ethical questions and difficulties, asking us to
re-visit and re-invent some of our own methodological assumptions, analytic
habits, and goals, scholarly and political.

This open panel invites contributions from researchers engaged in fresh ways
of developing and using digital technologies for ethnographic and other
kinds of qualitative research on the technosciences. We are especially
interested in presentations from researchers developing or using new digital
technologies and media in their own research, experimenting with new
approaches to data sharing and analysis, and to open access publishing and
other forms of scholarly communication with engaged publics. We encourage
epistemological and ethical analyses and reflections on these digital modes
of knowledge production in STS, including presentations that explore new
tools and concepts pertaining to privacy and related issues in the digital

Organization: Lina Franken, University of Hamburg; Kim Fortun, University of
California Irvine; Mike Fortun, University of California, Irvine; Gertraud
Koch, University of Hamburg

Deadline: 2020, February 29. Please hand in your abstract via


Dr. Lina Franken

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Universitt Hamburg

Institut fr Volkskunde/Kulturanthropologie

Forschungsverbund Automatisierte Modellierung hermeneutischer Prozesse

Grindelallee 46

20146 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42838-9943

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