Communities of Evaluating: Workshop in Hamburg (14.-15.12.17)

Join us for another exciting workshop on practices and socio-technical
infrastructures of rating, ranking and reviewing at the University of Hamburg.

With Keynotes by Ingrid Jeacle / Chris Carter (Edinburgh) and Carolin Gerlitz (Siegen).

The event is organized by SP 3 Smartphone Communities (PI: Isabell Otto) and
SP 4 Tourism 2.0 (PI: Urs Stäheli)

Valuating and evaluating are ubiquitous social practices that have been
increasingly analyzed as powerful processes in various social fields (Kjellberg
et al. 2013; Lamont 2012). However, practices of evaluating, reviewing, rating
and ranking cannot be seen as isolated interactions between a single user and
the respective evaluation tool. Rather they are embedded in particular socio-
technical arrangements that might include various (human and non-human)
actors and can be understood as “communities of evaluating”.

The workshop sets off in the evening of December 14, 6pm with
two public keynotes:

Ingrid Jeacle/Chris Carter (Edinburgh)
Rankings, League Tables and User Reviews:
The Apparatus of Evaluation and Assurance in Contemporary Life

Carolin Gerlitz (Siegen)
Enacting Multivalence?
Infrastructuring Evaluation in Social Media Platforms

Where: Main Building University of Hamburg,
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Hörsaal M

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