[SIGCIS-Members] REMINDER: Summer School—Social Studies of Algorithms

Francis Lee francis.lee at idehist.uu.se
Tue Mar 15 11:43:25 PDT 2016

*Call for Applicants: Summer School of the International Algorithm Studies
*Please disseminate widely*

Date: 4-8 July, 2016
Place: Stockholm, Sweden

*The deadline for applications: Friday, 18 March 2016. *
Participants will be notified no later than March 31.

Algorithms are everywhere! This international summer school explores the
increasing importance of algorithms in society and the socio-cultural
transformations that this tendency implies. The point of departure is that
algorithms become implicated in society and culture: for example in media
narratives, in mundane artefacts, or in organizations. Through their output
and functioning, algorithms come to classify, hierarchize, value and shape
different social phenomena, often well beyond their initial purpose.

The aim of this summer school is to address algorithms through a number of
themes that shine light on different aspects of algorithms in society and
culture: in big data, music, law, surveillance and medicine. The summer
school takes place at a few thematically chosen venues in Stockholm: at
some government agencies and private organizations. How do these
organisations work with algorithms and how can we as scholars understand
their omnipresence?

The summer school will take place in beautiful summer Stockholm: the home
town of Spotify, Dice, Paradox Interactive, Minecraft, the Pirate Bay,
Candy Crush, and countless other digital actors and phenomena.

The summer school will be held at Skeppsholmens Folkhögskola overlooking
the sea in the very center of Stockholm, next to the Stockholm MOMA on
Skeppsholmen. Find it on Google Maps

The school is hosted by the Department of Thematic Studies: Technology and
Social Change at Linköping University, Sweden.

*Who should apply?*
The summer school invites doctoral students from the social sciences and
the humanities.

*Application and Deadline*
Deadline: Friday, 18 March 2016. Participants will be notified no later
than March 31. Reading lists and more information will be sent out in the
end of May.

To apply send your CV as well as a 500 word motivation letter on how the
issues adressed in this summer school is relevant for your research. In the
application please note: full name, affiliation, address, dietary
restrictions. Please also note if you are interested in staying with
friendly Stockholmers.

Send applications to: algorithmnetwork at gmail.com.

The summer school is free to attend. Participants will pay for and arrange
their own accomodation and most meals. Some accomodation with fellow
participants will be available, but we welcome your own arrangements.

The full summer school is worth 7,5 ECTS credits. Credits will be awarded
after a course essay on a topic relevant to your dissertation and the
topics of the summer school has been handed in and graded.


- Helgesson, C.-F., Lee, F., & Lindén, L. (2015). Valuations of
experimental designs in proteomic biomarker experiments and traditional
randomised controlled trials
<http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17530350.2015.1108215>. *Journal
of Cultural Economy*, 1–16. http://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2015.1108215

- Dussauge, C.-F. Helgesson, & F. Lee (Eds.), Value Practices in the Life
Sciences and Medicine <http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199689583.do>.
Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Podcast

-  *A Sociology of Treason*
<http://sth.sagepub.com/content/39/1/154.abstract?etoc>. Galis, V., & Lee,
F. (2014). Science, Technology & Human Values, 39(1), 154-179. (open access
preprint <http://liu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:556667/FULLTEXT01.pdf>

- Editorial board of Valuation Studies <http://valuationstudies.liu.se/>

- Founder of The Algorithm Studies Network <http://algorithmnetwork.org/>

Francis Lee, PhD, Researcher, Uppsala University
Department of History of Science and Ideas
francislee.org | francis.lee at idehist.uu.se | +46 734 41 42 19 | Skype:
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