BOOK LAUNCH & SYMPOSIUM: REVISITING DOMESTICATION (OF MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY) – Symposien
This international symposium engages with the concept of domestication as it stands today. Celebrating the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Domestication of Media and Technology, it brings together authors from the book with other researches as well as interested colleagues and students from the UdK Berlin.
Thursday, 12. 10. 23: BOOK LAUNCH (Charlotte-Salomon-Saal / room 101)
- book presentation
- Domesticating Domestication? A dialogue between Anne-Jorunn Berg (Nord University, NO) & Maren Hartmann (Udk, DE)
- Impressions from the work of lohanna Nicenboim
- Fingerfood & drinks
About the Book:
This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of media domestication – the process of appropriating new media and technology – and delves into the theoretical, conceptual and social implications of the field's advancement.
Combining the work of the long-established experts in the field with that of emerging scholars, the chapters explore both the domestication concept itself and domestication processes in a wide range of fields, from smartphones used to monitor drug use to the question of time in the domestication of energy buildings. The international team of authors provide an accessible and thorough assessment of key issues, themes and problems with and within domestication research, and showcase the most important developments over the years.
This truly interdisciplinary collection will be an important resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and academic scholars in media, communication and cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, cultural geography, design studies and social studies of technology.
Registration for the Symposium
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Friday, 13. 10. 23: SYMPOSIUM day 1 (room 102)
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 09:45 DOMESTICATION - WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? An interactive workshop-element
09:45 - 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 - 12:00 TALKS - ROUND 1: INFRASTRUCTURES & RE-DOMESTICATION
- Domestication as User-Led Infrastructuring Thomas Berker (NTNU, NO)
- Meant for the whole household - Self-characterizations of residential communities in the setup of a smart speaker Niklas Striver & Tim Hector (University of Siegen, DE)
- Conceptualizing re-domestication: theoretical reflections and empirical findings to a neglected concept Corinna Peil (University of Salzburg, Austria & Jutta Roser (University of Munster, DE)
- Respondent: David Morley (Goldsmiths, UK)
12:00 - 12:15 Break
12:15 - 13:15 KEYNOTE: DOMESTICATION MEETS THE BIG OTHER Maria Bakardjieva (University of Calgary, CAN)
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 MAPPING DOMESTICATION RESEARCH - an Exercise
15:00 - 17:00 TALKS - ROUND 2: OPENING UP POLICIES, CULTURES & SIMULATION
- Policy relevance of domestication research: Insights from three Swedish case studies Tobias Olsson & Carolina Martinez (Malmö University)
- Nuanced Domestication of Social Media: Intrigues of Situated Cultural Affordances in Kenyan Local Ecologies of Knowledge (James Ogone Varamogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), Kenya)
- Domesticating the simulated situations and spaces of video calling and virtual reality technologies Deborah Chambers (Newcastle, UK)
- Respondent: Leslie Haddon (LSE, UK)
17:00 - 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 - 18:15 EMTEL Panel: Reflections on the life of a network Jo Pierson (University of Hasselt, BE); Leslie Haddon (LSE, UK) & Knut Sørensen (NTU, NO)
Saturday, 14. 10. 23: SYMPOSIUM day 2 (room 102)
10:00 - 11:15 TALKS - ROUND 3: OTHER SIDES OF DOMESTICATION
- The Dark Side of Domestication? Individualization, Anxieties and FoMO Created by the Use of Media Technologies Tem Frank Andersen & Peter Vistisen (University of Aarhus, DK)
- Domestication Theory: Reflections from the Kalahari Helle-Valle & Storm-Mathisen (OsloMet, NO)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45 TALKS - ROUND 4: TAKING CARE OF BODIES
- Lacking the body in the house Maren Hartmann (UdK Berlin, DE)
- Feeling Good, Feeling Safe: Domesticating Phones and Drugs in Clubbing Kristian Møller (RUC, DK)
12:45 - 13:30 FINAL REFLECTIONS ON THE FUTURE OF DOMESTICATION RESEARCH
Prof. Dr. Maren Hartmann