Public Keynote: Impossible ‘Choices’ — Activism in the Academy

Tuesday, 28 November, 2023
18:00-19:30 SE1 (open to the public)

Katta Spiel, TU Wien
Chair: Juliane Jarke
Sign Language Translator: Antonia Maier, Anja Pfneisel

The shaping of our socio-technical environment is predominantly the privilege of a comparatively homogeneous group of people, mainly white, mainly western, mainly within an age range of 20-40 years old, mainly cis-male; with not just amusing, annoying or irritating, but also deadly consequences for anyone else. Continue reading

Keynote: Doing Engaged Research on Data and Algorithms: politics, pitfalls, open questions

Tuesday, 28 November, 2023
09:30-10:30 Sitzungssaal

Stefania Milan, University of Amsterdam
Chair: Katja Mayer

We know by now that the advance of the datafied society alters and even erodes citizen agency. Studying grassroots practices of engagement with data and algorithms as well as communities at the margins calls for an approach to research in the sociotechnical that takes sides. Continue reading

Call for the STS Austria Early Career Award 2023

To support the research and visibility of early career researchers in Science and Technology Studies, STS Austria will, for the second time, award a prize for the best publications by young
researchers in 2023. The award addresses published academic writings by early career
researchers demonstrating the relevance, productivity, and critical potential of Science and Technology Studies research. In particular, we are searching for publications that excel in one  or several of the following categories: societal relevance, quality of writing, and theoretical or  methodological innovativeness.

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New STS Austria Board elected

At the general assembly on December 6, 2022, a new STS Austria board was elected featuring representatives of several Austrian institutions and three early-career researchers. Doris Allhutter was elected as president, and Erik Aarden will resume his position as treasurer. We thank our outgoing board members and president for their service and are looking forward to the new board’s activities in 2023-2024!

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