APRJA #7

The 7th issue of APRJA under the title "Research Values" is out now. 

The 7th issue of APRJA is out now! Under the title "Research Values" the publication deals with the changing processes of valorization that qualify and quantify research, and follows an earlier research workshop at the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies (ZeM) in Potsdam, in which researchers exchanged ideas (and values) on face value, the theme of the 2018 edition of transmediale.

There is value and there are values. There is the measure of wealth, metrified and calculated in numerous ways, and there are ideas, ethics, preferences of taste, and customs of ideology. […] But what really happens when the two are conflated? How do we understand how the values associated with something give it value; or, how giving something a value affords certain values? And, in what ways are the conflations of value and values tied to the circulation of value and values in contemporary technical infrastructures? […] The articles published in A Peer-Reviewed Journal About Research Values interrogate value and values in ways that respond to techno-cultural shifts and embrace the range of economies that pervade digital culture.

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Content
Editorial – Most and Least of Research Value/s
Pip Thornton – Language Redux

Facing Values
Luke Munn – Rendered Inoperable: Uber and the Collapse of Algorithmic Power
Mitra Azar – Algorithmic Facial Image, Regimes of Truth and Datafication
Lea Laura Michelsen – Thinking Beyond Biometrics: A Playful Dance

Knowing Values
Francis Hunger – Epistemic Harvest: The Electronic Database as Discourse and Means of Data Production
César Escudero Andaluz & Martín Nadal – Economy, Knowledge and Surveillance in the Age of the Cryptocene
Maria Eriksson – Unpacking Online Streams
Dionysia Mylonaki & Panagiotis Tigas – Unravelling the Regulation Machine: Fake News, Toxic Comments and “Illegitimate” Culture

Activating Values
Marc Garrett – Unlocking Proprietorial Systems for Artistic Practice
Ashley Lee Wong – Artists in the Creative Economy: Inoperative Modes of Resistance
Konstanze Scheidt – Inflatables and Activism: Affective Politics and the Political Potential of Inflatables

Changing Values
Calum Bowden – Forking in Time: Blockchains and a Political Economy of Absolute Succession
Tega Brain – The Environment is Not a System

Context
Since 2011, Aarhus University and transmediale have organised research workshops as part of an ongoing collaboration with shifting partner organizations: In/Compatible Research, Universität der Künste (Berlin, 2011); Researching #BWPWAP, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Lüneburg, 2012); Post-digital Research, Kunsthal Aarhus (Aarhus, 2013); Datafied Research, School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong (Hong Kong, 2014), EXCESSIVE RESEARCH, Liverpool John Moores University, the Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool 2015), MACHINE RESEARCH, Constant (Brussels, 2016) and RESEARCH VALUES, Brandenburg Center for Media Studies (Potsdam, 2018). 

Each of these workshops has resulted in the publication of a peer-reviewed newspaper as an experiment in new forms of scholarly publication, and an open access online academic journal, APRJA (A Peer-reviewed Journal About_).

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