Have an interest STS and/or digital methods? Curious as to what they are and what the fuss is all about? Want to explore Copenhagen by foot? Enjoy beer? If you answered yes to any of these, then come and take part in the digital methods ‘talk-walk’ on the 8th of March. The idea comes from STS-talk-walkers in Amsterdam and Oxford, two hotbeds for the study of digital methods. It not only provides a chance to discuss digital methods and STS with people from a variety of backgrounds, but by getting off the bicycles it gives a chance to see Copenhagen at a slower pace, from different angles. You’d be surprised what you can discover by just looking up.
Last month was the first walk where the topic was the ‘Digital’. Questions discussed were: What do we mean by the word ‘digital’ and whether and how it is useful or not? I can’t say that we came to any conclusions, but in a world where more and more of daily life is in some way ‘digital’, it was refreshing to be able to take a step back and discuss some issues that as researchers and society we need to be weary of, lest we take them for granted. This all took place while exploring Islands Brygge and ended up in a pub in Christianshavn.
The next walk is scheduled for this Friday, the 8th of March and the topic will be ‘The Link’. How does the (hyper)link or the so-called tie in a network do associative work? In our own work? In other people’s work? The meeting place is the reception of Aalborg University Copenhagen campus, located in Sydhavnen.
Check out the digital methods walks site for more information about time, place and route.