The Mensch und Computer 2020 is happening in Magdeburg from the 6th until the 9th of September 2020. It is a yearly conference of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) and the German Usability Professionals Association (UPA). It is one of the leading events in the German speaking community and one of the biggest European conferences in the area of interaction between humans and machines, user-oriented development methods and interactive applications. Important dates can be found in the Call For Papers.
On Monday, January 27, 2020, I followed the invitation to attend the research colloquium of Prof'in Dr. Christiane Thompson at the Goethe University Frankfurt. It was another good opportunity to discuss my perspective on the relationship between algorithmicity and the consequences for educational research and practice. I gave insights into an approach via Critical Code Studies, my seminar Educational Data Science (WS2019/2020) and touched upon the follow-up question of the epistemological consequences of data-driven procedures in interaction with qualitative methodologies.
In addition Prof. Dr. Stefan Ramaekers from the KU Leuven was also invited, who gave a very exciting insight into individual efforts for (parental) control or supervision by apps and thus the implications of digitization for humanity and social negotiation through speech (in educational settings). In addition to the reference to Cavell and the volume "Komplizen des Erkennungsdienstes: Das Selbst in der digitalen Kultur" by Bernard, the series Black Mirror, episode S04E02, Arkangel showed how processes of alienation and the handling of indeterminacy can be put in relation to educational theory and the philosophy of education today.
Many thanks for the invitation and the exciting discussions with all participants!
The Otto-von-Gericke-University awards doctoral scholarships to doctoral students with excellent performances in their studies of its own university on the basis of the Graduate Scholarship Act. This year, among others, the project Aesthetics - Subject - Education: The Computation of the Arts by Juliane Ahlborn, which is located at the interface of art and artificial intelligence. With this dissertation project, Juliane Ahlborn is continuing her focus already established in her master's thesis.
The master thesis with the title Code - Art - Subject. Educational and subjectivation-theoretical perspectives on algorithmic forms of articulation was published in the Open Access series Medienbildung. Studies on Audiovisual Culture and Communication.
Congratulations on the doctoral scholarship and good luck!