The Edgeryders does research like it does everyhting else: as a network. People move in and out of the network’s core, bringing in fresh ideas as they pursue their own interest. This decentralized mode of operation is very free (and, we think, efficient), but it can make it hard to stay on top of what everybody is doing. So, we’ve decided to resort to the time-honored tradition of the seminar, where people who have done substantial work outside of the Edgeryders space can let the network know about it.
For now, we have scheduled five of them, all fully virtual.
- Samantha Cenere, Sustainability in cities. Samantha, an urban geographer, looks at how city-dwellers use digital tools for a more sustainable living. Friday 25th February at 16:00 CET – Registration
- Martin Bohle, Geoethics, bridging geoSTEM and social sciences. Martin, an Earth scientist, introduces us to geoethics, the application of ethical thinking to Earth science, and make a case for social scientists to get involved with it. Tuesday, 22 March at 16:00 CET – Registration, abstract
- Alberto Cottica and Jan Kubik, Comparing techniques for reducing networks of codes co-occurrence in ethnography, Monday 11th April at 16.00 CET. When your ethnographic corpus is large, representing it as a network of co-occurring codes might help your intuition of the big picture behind the data. However, these networks tend to have their own challenges, because they are often large and dense. Alberto, a network scientist, and Jan, an anthropologist, showcase some possible approaches to reducing these networks in a theoretically grounded, accountable way. Abstract – Join here, no registration required.
- Marco Manca, AI on the battlefield. Marco, a medical doctor and epistemologist, will report on the discussion about introducing automated response systems in defense. Tuesday 19th April at 16:00 CET– Registration
- Ton Zijlstra, Into the European Data Space. The proposed EU legal framework for digitisation and data, creates the European Data Space. It does so by tying socio-economic benefits, including towards policy goals like the Green Deal, to citizen rights and values, and using them to define market access and rules for data use. The framework is the EU’s geopolitical proposition for everything digital. The European Data Space is where it finds its practical implementation. How will ER move into data space? – Registration
If you feel close to the Edgeryders community and want to give a seminar too, DM me, and we can discuss it. Really looking forward!