[Humanist] 29.721 Social Studies of Algorithms: summer school

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 721.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:54:20 +0100
        From: Francis Lee <francis.lee at idehist.uu.se>
        Subject: Summer School: Social Studies of Algorithms

Call for Applicants: 
Summer School of the International Algorithm Studies


Date: 4-8 July, 2106

Place: Stockholm, Sweden

Algorithms are everywhere! This international summer school explores the
increasing importance of algorithms in society and the socio-cultural
transformations that this tendency implies. The point of departure is that
algorithms become implicated in society and culture: for example in media
narratives, in mundane artefacts, or in organizations. Through their output
and functioning, algorithms come to classify, hierarchize, value and shape
different social phenomena, often well beyond their initial purpose.

The aim of this summer school is to address algorithms through a number of
themes that shine light on different aspects of algorithms in society and
culture: in big data, music, law, surveillance and medicine. The summer
school takes place at a few thematically chosen venues in Stockholm: at
some government agencies and private organizations. How do these
organisations work with algorithms and how can we as scholars understand
their omnipresence?


Algorithms and Music
Algorithms and Law
Algorithms and Surveillance
Algorithms and Big Data
Algorithms and Medicine

*Confirmed Teachers*

Baki Cakici (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Bill Maurer (University of California, Irvine)
CF Helgesson (Linköping University)
Dennis Broeders (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Nick Seavers (Tufts University)
Pelle Snickars (Umeå University)
Philip Roscoe (University of St. Andrews)


The summer school will take place in beautiful summer Stockholm: the home
town of Spotify, Dice, Paradox Interactive, Minecraft, the Pirate Bay,
Candy Crush, and countless other digital actors and phenomena. The school
is hosted by the Department of Thematic Studies: Technology and Social
Change at Linköping University, Sweden.

*Who should apply?*

The summer school invites doctoral students from the
social sciences and the humanities.

*Application and Deadline*

Fill in the application form below as well as a
500 word motivation on how the issues adressed in this summer school is
relevant for your research. Attach your CV.

Send applications to: algorithmnetwork at gmail.com.

Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016. Participants will be notified no later
than March 31. Reading lists and more information will be sent out in the
beginning of June.

The summer school is free to attend. Participants will pay for and arrange
their own accomodation and most meals. Some accomodation with fellow
participants will be available, but we welcome your own arrangements.

In the application please note: full name, affiliation, address, dietary
restrictions. Please also note if you are interested in staying with a
fellow participant.


- Helgesson, C.-F., Lee, F., & Lindén, L. (2015). Valuations of
experimental designs in proteomic biomarker experiments and traditional
randomised controlled trials
 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17530350.2015.1108215 . *Journal
of Cultural Economy*, 1–16. http://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2015.1108215

- Dussauge, C.-F. Helgesson, & F. Lee (Eds.), Value Practices in the Life
Sciences and Medicine  http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199689583.do .
Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Podcast

-  *A Sociology of Treason*
 http://sth.sagepub.com/content/39/1/154.abstract?etoc . Galis, V., & Lee,
F. (2014). Science, Technology & Human Values, 39(1), 154-179. (open access
preprint  http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:556667/FULLTEXT01.pdf

- Editorial board of Valuation Studies  http://valuationstudies.liu.se/

- Founder of The Algorithm Studies Network  http://algorithmnetwork.org/

Francis Lee, PhD, Researcher, Uppsala University
Department of History of Science and Ideas
francislee.org | francis.lee at idehist.uu.se | +46 734 41 42 19 | Skype:

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