I am a re­se­arch asso­ci­ate at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sity Ber­lin. I have an aca­de­mic back­ground in Media Studies and Science and Technology Studies with a fo­cus on me­dia theo­ry, image theo­ry and po­liti­cal theo­ry. My cur­rent re­se­arch in­clu­des pro­jects about aug­men­ted rea­lity, com­pu­ter si­mu­la­tion, so­cial me­dia, re­mote war­fare, lo­ca­tive me­dia and peer-to-peer eco­nomy.


Conference: Remote Control

Together with my col­leagues Nina Franz and Kathrin Friedrich, I or­ga­ni­ze the con­fe­rence:

Remote Control – Scales of Mediated Intervention
International con­fe­rence, June 29th and 30th 2017
Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung
Sophienstrasse 22a, 10178 Berlin
Central Laboratory (2nd courtyard, 2nd floor)
(Please RSVP on­line, par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on is free of char­ge)

The two-day con­fe­rence as­sem­bles scho­l­ars from dif­fe­rent di­sci­pli­nes to dis­cuss the con­di­ti­ons and sca­les of re­mo­te con­trol in con­tem­pora­ry me­dia prac­tice. It co­vers three per­spec­tives on re­mo­te­ly con­trol­led in­ter­ven­ti­ons:

  • The prac­tices of re­mo­te in­ter­ven­ti­on as ways of ope­ra­ting „from a di­stan­ce“, such as the trans­mis­si­on of com­man­ds in ro­botics.
  • The in­fra­st­ruc­tures of re­mo­te in­ter­ven­ti­on as ways of de­fi­ning the pos­si­bi­li­ties of ac­tion, such as user in­ter­faces, da­ta­ba­ses or con­trol ter­mi­nals.
  • The po­li­tics of re­mo­te in­ter­ven­ti­on as a trans­for­ma­ti­on of the re­la­ti­on bet­ween hu­mans and ma­chi­nes, such as the dis­tri­bu­ti­on of re­spon­si­bi­li­ty in re­mo­te war­fa­re.

Read the full con­cept at: www.remote-control-conference.org/about

The pro­gram can be down­loa­ded here (PDF).

Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Timothy Lenoir (University of California, Davis)
Jutta Weber (University of Paderborn)

Antoine Bousquet (Birkbeck, University of London), Matthias Bruhn (HfG Karlsruhe, Humboldt University of Berlin), Katherine Chandler (Georgetown University), Luci Eldridge (Royal College of Art, London), Nina Franz (Humboldt University of Berlin), Carolin Höfler (Cologne University of Applied Sciences), Matteo Pasquinelli (HfG Karlsruhe), Moritz Queisner (Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt University of Berlin), Isabell Schrickel (Leuphana University), Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University)

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