TechnoScienceCulture and Intervention: Experimental Ways of Worlding

Paderborn University, 19–20 May 2022. Organised by Jutta Weber, Veit Braun, Jens Hälterlein Technology and science are not just inseparably linked today: they have become culture. Specific ways of appropriating the world are configured within…

Under control? Research Association led by Paderborn University to scrutinise autonomous weapon systems

The use of weapons that act autonomously and without human assistance have long since left the realm of science-fiction and entered reality. According to UN reports they were already being used in Libya in March…

‘Thinking the Unthinkable’ – Sensing In/Security

How do sensing practices generate securities and insecurities? How do sensors affect security practices, surveillance, and infrastructures? The new edited collection ‘Sensing In / Security’ by Nina Klimburg-Witjes, Nikolaus Poechhacker and Geoffrey C. Bowker discusses…

New Publications: On Artificial Intelligence and Data-Driven Warfare

An article by Bianca Prietl and myself, in which we historically classify recent developments in data-driven artificial intelligence and critically examine current developments, has recently been published.: “Artificial Intelligence in the Age of Technoscience. In:…

New release: “Drone Imaginaries: The Power of Remote Vision”

What impact do drones have on our society and on our identity as individuals? “Drone Imaginaries: The Power of Remote Vision” was published on June 8, 2021, and examines questions relating to the representation of…

Talk at the “Airspace Tribunal” on June 9th, 1:00 p.m.

The commercial and military development in airspace by humans, accelerated by newer applications of AI, requires a rethinking of existing laws to protect human rights. At the “Airspace Tribunal”, an event organized by the European…

Game of Drones

“Game of Drones” is a rich and beautiful book which combines theoretical analysis and work of art. I am honoured, that we, my colleague Goetz Herrmann and I, were invited to contribute a piece on…

Catastrophic Futures, Pre-emptive Security & Mass Surveillance

In our chapter of the ‘Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook: TechnoScienceSociety – Technological Reconfigurations of Science and Society’, my colleague Michael Nagenborg and I ask: “How does the digital interception of mass communication, smart CCTV,…

Technosecurity Cultures. Special Issue of Science as Culture

It has been a long way but now I am happy to announce that our special issue of Science as Culture on Technosecurity Cultures – which I edited together with my colleague Katrin M. Kämpf…

Review of „Life in the Age of Drone Warfare“

My review of „Life in the Age of Drone Warfare“, edited by Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan, together with other reviews by Lucy Suchman, Peter Adey and other colleagues, has been published in the most…