New Project: Textbook on "Open Organizing"

New Project: Textbook on “Open Organizing”

Every year, Wikimedia Germany together with two partners (VolkswagenStiftung and Stifterverband) supports a small number of young scholars who are interested in the idea of open science. For eight months, these “Open Science Fellows” receive support to realize their own…

Updates (2/2): Postdoc in Witten

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

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

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…

PhD Dissertation Strategies

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…