Mirko Tobias Schäfer / Assistant Professor
University of Utrecht Department for Media and Culture Studies

May 2013

Date May 2013 / Category Lectures

Questioning Transparancy. Reviewing Media Practices of Retrieving Information from Open Repositories. Paper presentation at International Workshop Succesful Cooperation at Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg, 13 May 2013.

Date May 2013 / Category Publications

with Frank Kessler: Trust in Technical Images, manuscript 2013.

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Tags Flusser objectivity techno-image

Date May 2013 / Category Lectures

The Art of Governance in Social Media: How Governmentality Shapes the Private/Public Spheres Online, paper presentation at Media in Transition 8, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 5 May 2013

Date May 2013 / Category News

Teaming up with media historian Frank Kessler I was investigating the quality of technical images. With reference to Vilem Flusser's notion of the techno-image we span our discussion from the photographic image to computer simulations. We show that issues of trust in technical images have been discussed in various, yet often similar ways. In the tension between utopian expectations and sceptical interrogations, dispositifs of trust emerge as a result of continuous negotiations regulating the uses these images are put to. The article should have been published in a volume a while ago, but since these processes take up too much time, I share our article now.

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