WebSci-2018, VU Amsterdam, 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, Amsterdam, 27–30 May 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018, Workshop
What can be known from the web? – Source criticism beyond bots, agents and trolls in social and cultural web research
at: WebSci-2018, VU Amsterdam, 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, Amsterdam
Prof. Dr. Gertraud Koch
University of Hamburg
Institute of European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1 (West)
Being critical with sources is a basic element of social and cultural research. For high quality research on the web thus a general source criticism, as established in arts, humanities and social sciences, is needed. The workshop discusses epistemological questions in respect to three dimensions of source criticism: the socio-material reality (re-)construction of web platforms, the range and scope of social reality that is represented and performed on the web and can be accessed here through research, including the question of what is missing, and last but not least the mixing of realities, from virtual to actual unmediated spaces, including the socio-material interfaces, which set epistemological conditions of what can be experienced.
Poster submission allowed.