On Reviewing and Receiving Reviews

Evaluation is not just a matter of threading a judgement through a procedure, but also of characterizing the quality of something. — Stefan Hirschauer: Editorial Judgements Double-blind peer review is one of the pillars of the scientific apparatus. Many manuscripts are evaluated by their peers before they are being published in order to ensure quality […]

Sunflower Felting Pins – Pattern

For the last election campaign, we needed small tokens to identify our candidates again.  This time I made felted pins in the shape of sunflowers.  And now that campaigning time is over, I want to share the pattern. Materials needed Felting Mat Scissors Fine Felting Needle Sewing Needle Some Thread Empty Pin Yellow and Green […]

Talk ‘Surveil and Calculate’ at XII Conference on Culture and Computer Science

In May I was at the XII Conference on Culture and Computer Science in Berlin and gave this talk when it was accepted as a contribution to the conference by a peer reviewed abstract.  That was also my first conference ever at which I was talking, so I was a little nervous. However it worked […]

Vortrag Digitale Emanzipation – 20. Mai 2014 in Ilmenau

— Disclaimer: Since the talk was requested in German and my slides are also all German, I omitt a translation as long as no one is asking for it — Letzten Dienstag hat mich die Initiative Solidarische Welt Ilmenau (ISWI e.V.) zu einem Vortrag zu ‘Datenschutz und Bürgerrechte’ eingeladen.  Der Titel war vorgegeben.  Wir ihr an […]