Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Values in Design Workshop

The Values in Design Lab at the University of California Irvine holds its annual doctoral workshop. It is co-hosted by Geoffrey Bowker, whose books "Sorting Things Out" (co-authored with Susan L. Star) as well as "Memory Practices in the Sciences" are in my opinion highly relevant to the study of surveillance - many of you will already have come across these books. (At least in my own PhD research they helped me tremendously making sense of my empirical data) Our friend Göde attended last year and told great things about it. So if you can get the funding, you should check it out. Here's the original call:

Values in Design Doctoral Workshop

July 28 - August 3, 2013

Take part in an intensive one-week workshop on values in the design of information systems and technology. Doctoral students at any stage from a variety of disciplines are invited to attend, including – but not restricted to – informatics, computer science, science and technology studies, design, social computing, visual arts and social entrepreneurship.

The workshop will be restricted to twenty (20) students. The program will include a broad mix of readings and exercises from the fields above. Students will work in interdisciplinary groups to design and prototype a pilot project incorporating social values at the center of information systems and technology.

The workshop will feature guest lectures from thought leaders in the design, STS, HCI and maker/DIY communities throughout the week. The workshop will culminate in project presentations to a panel of scholars, designers and entrepreneurs. We will offer support for ideas that continue on to working prototypes, sustainable collaborations and project launch.

To apply, please send a current CV, a 1000-word statement of your research interest in the VID program and a letter of recommendation.

For details about last summer's workshop, check out http://evoke.ics.uci.edu/values-in-design/

Applications are due by April 15, 2013 at vid2013@ics.uci.edu

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