Digital Cultures Research Lab
The talk is going to present some preliminary thoughts on the notion of “boundary objects” in digital infrastructures. Sebastian Gießmann is going to reconsider the relation between “networks” and “platforms” from a network historical and STS point of view. The “Internet of Things” is actually fairly old, if confronted with earlier special purpose digital networks. But how may we speculate already on its remediating qualities in terms of new objecthood, networked agencies, and platform regulations?
PhD in Cultural History and Theory, is Academic Coordinator of the DFG-Research Training Group “Locating Media” at the University of Siegen, Germany. His research interests include cultural techniques of cooperation, network history, material culture, anthropology of law, and internet studies. He co-edits the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften and ilinx, the Berlin Journal in Cultural History and Theory. Gießmann serves as co-spokesperson for the working group on data and networks in the German Society for Media Studies and is part of the editing team of de.hypotheses.org.
Sebastian Gießmann’s Website: netzeundnetzwerke.de