Five seminars to stay in touch with each other

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.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. :new: 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. AbstractJoin here, no registration required.
  4. 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
  5. :new: 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!

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Wishing all good luck and interesting discussions at the seminar, tomorrow (25/2). I hope @alberto the initiative takes off. I got bound in pressing family matters, which keep me distant from my place and PC. - best regards, Martin

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@samantha.cenere I did not thought about it before (shame on me!) but would you have some kind of abstract we can look at beforehand, and maybe even share?

Also ping @ivan, @nadia, @jean_russell, @markomanka. Not directly operational, obviously, but thinking together and possibly orienting some of our future research activities.

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ok I registered for tomorrow"s event!

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Hi @alberto! No, I haven’t prepared an abstract, it is meant to be a basic presentation of the idea of the project and of the very preliminary reflections I had on it during these weeks. We can definetely discuss about possible future paths for research in the afternoon!

Hello @alberto ! Dear All - I attach an abstract for my contribution.
AbstractEdgeryders_seminar23March2022.pdf (128.1 KB)
best regards, Martin

p.s. Just in time: Phronesis at the Human-Earth Nexus: Managed Retreat

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Hello @poprebel! As agreed, I am going to host the POPREBEL seminar on April 11th, with @Jan’s precious contribution (I think @Richard is not available, unfortunately). We will be showing some network magic to make sense of large networks of ethnographic codes:

Plese note that the Zoom link is different from the ones we used before. Also, registration is required (but you can register on the spot). Both the registration and the seminar are here.

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Hello @poprebel, thanks for attending the seminar. Slides and presenter’s notes are here. The paper itself is here.

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The Edgeryders YouTube channel has videos for @MartinBohle’s and @markomanka’s seminars.

  1. Geoethics: bridging geo-STEM and the social sciences
  2. AI on the battlefield
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I loved them both, thanks for sharing!!

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That was a nice session this afternoon. Thank you for inviting me @alberto and fun to see familiar faces, some since a very a long time. I’ve uploaded the slides to Into The EU Dataspace – Ton Zijlstra Presentations where you’ll find both embed code and PDF download. (I host my own slides and embeds so if you embed, there’s no tracking)

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The video from Ton’s seminar is now online.

For completeness, I remind everyone that we also have videos from other seminars:

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thanks Alberto, I watched my self back. Always a bit odd to do but also useful to better express myself next time. It’s a developing story we’re all embarked on, so many more iterations of this discussion to come.