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Workshop | What is the Digital Doing? A Workshop in the Interface

Nov 04, 2020 - Nov 06, 2020
What is the Digital Doing?

What is the Digital Doing?

Organised by Lindsey Drury and Nina Tolksdorf, Research Area 5: "Building Digital Communities".

In the simplest sense, the ‘interface’, as inter- (among, between, betwixt, in the midst of), and -facies (form, appearance, face), refers to the means by which communication and relation trespass borders – be they technological, embodied, social, political, or cultural. As such, media studies, social theory, engineering, design, and Digital Humanities interface with each other through the concept of ‘interface’. Yet, even while the interface articulates a mix of embodied, technological, and environmental relations, it also often functions as if a gateway to a seemingly dematerialized data-world.

This workshop investigates current research on interface that breaches the digital-material divide. How does the shift from analogue to algorithm imply a shift from thinking in analogue to thinking in digital? How can the materiality of the digital be identified and how does it mediate the relation to research objects and ideas? And how do we address the representation or the lack of representation of data in critique of political power-structures and social manipulation? The workshop addresses the media-historical contours of the ‘interface’ and its presence within current Digital Humanities methodologies by questioning how methods and modes of thought on the interface are reconceived through interface with the digital.

4 - 6 November 2020

16:00 – 21:00 daily.

Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
Room JK 33/ 121

Reservations

Due to Coronavirus regulations, limited reservations for in-person workshop attendance are possible, while unlimited reservations are possible for online attendance. Both in-person and online participants will gain access to the web-based workshop portal, where readings, presentations, and discussion forums are hosted.

Reservations for In-Person participation (single session or full workshop)

Please email nina.tolksdorf@fu-berlin.de. It is possible to reserve a place within individual sessions or the workshop as a whole.
Catered dinners are provided daily (6pm – 7pm) for in-person participants.

Reservations for Online participation (single session or full workshop)

If you wish to participate in the workshop online, please email l.drury@fu-berlin.de to gain access to our password-protected web-based workshop portal.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, 4 November 2020 | Day 1: From Analogue to Algorithm

16:00 - 18:00 pm CET (Berlin) | 07:00 - 09:00 am USA PST (L.A.) | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm USA EST (N.Y) | 02:00 - 04:00 am Australia EDT (Canberra)

Afternoon Session

Lindsey Drury & Nina Tolksdorf: Introduction
Marian Dörk:
Project Presentation

Break

19:00 - 21:00 pm CET (Berlin) | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm USA PST (L.A.) | 13:00 - 15:00 pm USA EST (N.Y.) | 05:00 - 07:00 am Australia EDT (Canberra)

Evening Research Presentations

Alexander Galloway
Katherine Bode


Thursday, 5 November 2020 | Day 2: The Haptic and its Mediation

16:00 - 18:00 pm CET (Berlin) | 07:00 - 09:00 am USA PST (L.A.) | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm USA EST (N.Y.) | 02:00 - 04:00 am Australia EDT (Canberra)

Afternoon Session

Beatrice Gründler, tba.
Katrin Glinka:
Project Presentation

Break

19:00 - 21:00 pm CET (Berlin) | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm USA PST (L.A.) | 13:00 - 15:00 pm USA EST (N.Y.) | 05:00 - 07:00 am Australia EDT (Canberra)

Evening Research Presentations

Julie Woletz
Johanna Drucker


Friday, 6 November 2020 | Day 3: Digital Criticism

16:00 - 18:00 pm CET (Berlin) | 07:00 - 09:00 am USA PST (L.A.) | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm USA EST (N.Y.) | 02:00 - 04:00 am Australia EDT (Canberra)

Afternoon Session

Julie Woletz, Media Userlab: Project Presentation
Harmony Bench, Kate Elswit & Antonio Jimenez-Mavillard of Dunham’s Data: Project Presentation

Break

19:00 - 21:00 pm CET (Berlin) | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm USA PST (L.A.) | 13:00 - 15:00 pm USA EST (N.Y.) | 05:00 - 07:00 am Australia EDT (Canberra)

Evening Research Presentations

Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar: Keynote
Artistic Research Presentation of
Elvia Vasconcelos and Final Discussion

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2020 - Nov 06, 2020

Online
with limited in-person attendance possible at:
Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien
Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, Room JK 33/ 121