NEW RELEASE: Temporal talk and institutional work

Heimstädt, M., & Möllering, G. (2017) Let’s talk about time! Temporal talk as a coordination mechanism in institutional work Abstract: Agency is a focal and contested issue in studies on institutional change. One aspect that is not understood very well…

NEW RELEASE: "Openwashing: A decoupling perspective on organizational transparency"

Abstract: With the rise of digital technologies, organizations are able to produce, process, and transfer large amounts of information at marginal cost. In recent years, these technological developments together with other macro-phenomena like globalization and rising distrust of institutions has…

Neuerscheinung: "Erst Offenheit gibt digitaler Bildung Richtung"

Gemeinsam mit Leonhard Dobusch durfte ich für die aktuelle Ausgabe von “Forum Wissenschaft”, der Zeitschrift des Bunds demokratischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler (BdWi) einen Einstiegstext zum Thema digitale Bildung beisteuern. Der Lead-Text stammt zwar nicht von uns, trifft aber ziemlich gut, worum es uns…

Updates (2/2): Postdoc in Witten

Although it feels like I just unpacked my bags from Ithaca, another move is looming: In September I will join the Reinhard-Mohn-Institute for Management at Witten/Herdecke University as a postdoctoral researcher. The RMI just recently relaunched under the auspices of Guido…

Updates (1/2): Ithaca, NY

After 9 months in NYC and Ithaca I am back in Berlin and slowly readjusting to shorter working days and longer commutes. Abroad, most of my time went into writing up my dissertation. However here and there I found time…

Article Preview: Societal Self-observation in the Time of Datafication

Heimstädt, M. (2015), Societal Self-observation in the Time of Datafication: Interfunctional Analysis of the Chilean Open Data Web Portal, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 22 No. 4. A corrected proof available here. Abstract: Datafication, the technological development that emerged out of…

#6: The sociomateriality of personal interviews

I like to think that this morning I recorded the last interview of my dissertation field research. Over the last two years I conducted roughly 70 semi-structured interviews in three different cities in three different countries. Besides the peculiarities of…

Cornell University

After three short months in Berlin I will soon head off to the next stop of my dissertation project. From August on I will be associated with the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University for nine months….

PhD Dissertation Strategies

I’m right in the middle of my second PhD year. Slowly my thoughts are taking some kind of shape. I think it’s a good time for some reflections on dissertation strategies. Monographic vs. Cumulative Dissertations I guess the two main…

I went to a "scrapeathon". This is what happened.

Why Scrapeathons? Yesterday evening I went to a community event at Kings Cross Impact Hub hosted by OpenCorporates. I first heard about OpenCorporates when the founder, Chris Taggart, was speaking at Open Knowledge Conference 2013. Their main idea is that…