Join us for another exciting workshop on practices and socio-technical infrastructures of rating, ranking and reviewing at the University of Hamburg.
Valuating and evaluating are ubiquitous social practices that have been increasingly analyzed as powerful processes in various social fields (Kjellberg et al. 2013; Lamont 2012). However, practices of evaluating, reviewing, rating and ranking cannot be seen as isolated interactions between a single user and the respective evaluation tool. Rather they are embedded in particular socio-technical arrangements that might include various (human and non-human) actors and can be understood as “communities of evaluating”.
The workshop sets off in the evening of December 14, 6pm with two public keynotes:
Ingrid Jeacle/Chris Carter (Edinburgh)
Rankings, League Tables and User Reviews: The Apparatus of Evaluation and Assurance in Contemporary Life
Caroline Gerlitz (Siegen)
Enacting Multivalence? Infrastructuring Evaluation in Social Media Platforms
Where: Main Building University of Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Hörsaal M