Recent events have focused on Sustainable Entrepreneurship, the Data Research Centre and on interdisciplinarity. I am also involved in the board of Studium Generale Groningen and of Studium General Leeuwarden.

Knowledge Infrastructures for Conservation
as Matter of Care, Anne Beaulieu

Presentation in the session Modes of Futuring between Care and Control: Engaging with the Conservation of Endangered More-Than-Human Life, organised bSlide1yFranziska Dahlmeier, Hamburg University; Franziska von Verschuer, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main; Markus Rudolfi, Institute for Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, at EASST/4S, August 2020.

Abstract: In this presentation, I address how conservation intersects with data about migratory animal populations, their habitats, and climate, as a matter of care. The cases used are global flyways for waders, which involve complex assemblages of diverse data at widely different scales, ranging from satellite and sensor data, to fieldwork pursued by biologists, to birdwatching reports.

In STS, critical data studies and information technology studies, care is often defined in contrast to control (Lyon 2007) and data (Pigg, Erikson, and Inglis 2018). The need to care for data is also an important line of work (Baker and Karasti 2018). Building on this scholarship, the presentation will explore whether infrastructures can be designed, built and used to help us see the world through care and  “accentuate a sense of interdependency and involvement (Bellacasa 2017)(17)”. This would mean entwining ethical obligations into these tools for knowledge, in order to support the work, affect and politics of care, and ensure “the everyday continuation and maintenance of life (Bellacasa 2017)(22)”. I will open up a dialogue between this line of work and Jasanoff’s technologies of humility (Jasanoff 2003) and Tsing’s notions of friction and survival (A. Tsing 2015)(A. Tsing 2005).

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Indicating interdisciplinarity in AI

Workshop hosted by The Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM), University of Warwick in collaboration with the Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, funded by The Alan Turing Institute 6 February 2020.

Wetenschapscollege Duurzaam Ondernemen

Lecture on sustainable technology, Campus Fryslân, 17 March 2020

Interdisciplinary Data Science: Experiences and ambitions at the DRC

Opening Lecture, Data Federation Hub Meet Up at Data Research Center, Campus Fryslân, 17 October 2019

Better knowledge through interdisciplinarity and/or big data?

Invited Presentation, Pufendorf Institute, Lund University, 3 May 2018

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