Ars Electronica Garden of … Knowledge for Humanity

Algorithm Inventarium: methoda-thon

Matthew Battles, Max Haarich, Aleyda Rocha Sepulveda, Eveline Wandl-Vogt

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Zoom meeting

Towards Inclusive, Sustainable Futures

„The experimental “methodathon” is part of a series of “algorithm inventarium sprints” related to the project Algorithm Inventarium (AI+): diverse co-creation interventions combining action research approaches for accelerating the collaborative auditing of algorithms (e.g. by applying gamification techniques for data awareness, or auditing through interfaces). The aim of this session in connection with the ars electronica festival community is to identify, co-create and/or discuss specific methods, protocols and experiments for participatory research in the spirit of citizen science and community-based research in Vienna.

A transdisciplinary facilitator team will moderate the methodathon, which will take about 2.5 hours and will consist in the following phases:

  1. General context and personal positionings regarding algorithm culture
  2. Mapping and discussion of algorithm-related issues and challenges
  3. Co-creation of new research questions and hypothesis to validate in the future
  4. “Remix” phase of research and participatory design methods for algorithms
  5. Discussion of further steps and transdisciplinary interventions.”


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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Ars Electronica Research Institute knowledge for humanity (AT)
exploration space (AT)
Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT)
metalab (at) Harvard (US)
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (US)
Harvard University (US)
Gesellschaft für Digitale Ethik (DE)
Embassy of the Republic of Užupis to Munich