På onsdag den 14/6 gästas medietekniks högre seminarium av vår nya lektor Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari som börjar hos oss till hösten. Hon kommer att ge en översikt av sin forskning inom AI-driven speldesign, inom berättelsekonstruktion och inom samskapande i spel. Hon kommer att visa exempel från tidigare forskningsprojekt, och om tiden tillåter, visa det brädspel som hon bygger just nu.
Fatima Jonsson, medieteknik, Södertörns högskola, kommerattprata om
Anonymity on the internet has become a contentious issue; it protects freedom of speech on one hand yet hampers accountability of for example crime or bullying on the other. Traditionally anonymity has been construed as a dichotomy, you are anonymous or you are not, however this is a too limiting definition online and thus need a new understanding of anonymity on the internet (Kennedy 2006; Nissenbaum 1999). In this talk I present issues around online anonymity, in relation to a multidisciplinary literature study. I will highlight the complexity of the concept online anonymity, by giving examples from various platforms, situations and online contexts, with a special focus on auction-sites and online game platforms. The study derive at a multi-layered conceptual model for studying online anonymity that involves four main facets of anonymity. These involve juridical, social, personal, and bodily aspects of online anonymity. The analysis suggest that various anonymities are at stake depending on social and platform context and that online anonymity should be looked at as online anonymities, in plural. The present study is part of a three year funded multidisciplinary research project. The scholars home-fields are sociology, economics, and media-technology.
Bio: Fatima is a lecturer at Medieteknik. Her research is multidisciplinary and includes studies of use, design and cultures of social media.
Location sharing in mobile technologies with Louise Barkhuus from The IT University of Copenhagen
Wednesday 22 february 1 pm – 3 pm
Welcome to MD338
The door is locked, please contact Maria Normark in advance if you wish to participate
Fika is served
The seminar will be held in English
An important aspect of mobile technologies is the sensor information available, particularly location information. In this talk I present issues around location sharing, in particularly in relation to the study of a continuous location-sharing application, used over a period of a month within groups of 4-5 people, which provided detailed awareness between group members. Reporting on issues such as the service’s facility for micro-coordination and enabler of ad-hoc social engagements, I present the distinct ways in which the service was incorporated into participants’ daily lives. The findings highlight how people’s understanding of location- tracking technologies is transitional and how it includes a constant re-negotiation of appropriate services and applications for everyday social management. One conclusion was that map-based continuous location sharing has significant utility among tight- knit dyads, however, less usable between loser-knit relations. The study illustrates my broader research agenda into location-aware technologies.
Bio: Louise Barkhuus is an associate professor at the IT University in Copenhagen where she researches location-based technology-mediated experiences. http://www.barkhu.us/
Using social media and norm-breaking material as an empirical touchstone this thesis elaborates, investigates and explores the entangled relationships between humans and technology in social media settings. Guided by uncomfortable, emotional and bodily online sharing the thesis gives voice to stories that are seldom heard, by people whose lives are rarely spoken of. By exploring the performative entanglements of/with/through technology, design and human intent the overall aim is to offer a critical and new understanding of our online togetherness and posthuman becoming.
The conceptual framework throughout the thesis is based on posthuman theory and feminist technoscience, two closely connected theories providing a new onto-epistemological wayof understanding the world’s becoming. The thesis should be seen as the product of an empirical practice of making theory about digital things,culture, humans and non-humans. By exploring diffraction and touch as not only theoretical standpoints but also hands-on methodology the thesis contributes to the development of new ways of doing research.
Tid och plats
Onsdag 25 januari kl. 13:00-15:00
MD 338, på plan 3 i D-flygeln, låst korridor, föranmäl gärna till Maria Normark
Arrangeras av: Medietekniken vid Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik, Södertörns högskola
Programledare: Hilda Abrahamsson och Björn Persson
Tv-producent: Ebba Kulneff
Bildproducent: Sanne Väli-Tainio
Kamera: Stina Dahlgren, Martin Carlsson och Gustav Ulvbäck
Ljudproducent: Fredrik Öjes
Ljudtekniker: Ellen Hallensjö och Stina Björk