ARITHMUS Method Workshop: Classification Practices: Theories, Subjectivities and Politics, 9-10 June 2016

 On June 10th, 2016, the third ARITHMUS method workshop, titled Classification Practices: Theories, Subjectivities and Politics,  took place at Goldsmiths. The workshop. The ARITHMUS team uses ethnographic methods to learn about the challenges of methodological diversification in census methods, and their implications for the enactment of the population of Europe. These workshops aim to develop the[…]

ARITHMUS Method Workshop: Tracing Algorithmic Practices, 2-3 Nov 2015

The second ARITHMUS method workshop titled “Tracing Algorithmic Practices” took place on 2-3 November 2015 at Goldsmiths, University of London. It was organised to address the practical problem of doing a collaborative, multi-sited large-scale ethnographic study involving statisticians who work with algorithms of different scales and complexities. Fourteen researchers from various social science disciplines participated[…]

Public Lecture: ‘Data Citizens and Data Organisms’, Thursday 9 June 2016

‘Data Citizens and Data Organisms’ Speaker: Prof Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine Thursday, 9 June 2016, 17:00- 18:30 Location: Richard Hoggart Building, Room 309, Goldsmiths   Download the poster here Public lecture organised by the ERC funded ARITHMUS project (www.arithmus.eu), Department of Sociology. Please RSVP at http://arithmus-classifications.eventbrite.co.uk. Abstract: In this talk, I explore[…]

CSISP Salon 2: Politics of Algorithms, Wed 9 Dec 2015

This year’s second CSISP Salon, titled “Politics of Algorithms: The Data Strike Back”, will take place next week, Wednesday 9 December 2015, 16:00 – 17:30, WT 1204, Goldsmiths. During this session we want to discuss how we can address algorithms without mystifying, blackboxing, or accepting their technical definitions at face value. Our aim is to[…]

Public Lecture: Algorithms Rather Than What? Algorithmic Culture in Context, Mon 2 Nov 2015

Algorithms Rather Than What? Algorithmic Culture in Context Speaker: Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine) Monday, 2 November 2015, 5pm – 6:30pm Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137a, Goldsmiths Public lecture organised by the ERC funded ARITHMUS project (www.arithmus.eu), Department of Sociology. Please RSVP at http://arithmus-algorithms.eventbrite.co.uk. Abstract: The pioneering computer scientist Niklaus Wirth titled one of[…]

ARITHMUS Method Workshop: Doing Screen Work Ethnographies, 1-2 June 2015

On June 2nd, 2015, the first ARITHMUS method workshop took place at Goldsmiths, University of London. The workshop, titled ‘Doing screen work ethnographies’, addressed the problem of doing ethnographies of screen-mediated environments. It kicked off with the Goldsmiths Sociology Annual Lecture by Professor Lucy Suchman: ‘Digital Practices: Some Methodological Reflections’ on June 1. Ethnographic fieldwork[…]