Life has returned to the RUB Campus this summer term 2022 and so has our RUSTlab lecture series. Feel free to join our lectures on the respective dates from 14:15-15:45 hrs UTC+2 (convert time) on Campus or live on Zoom!

This term’s guiding theme is: Data Traces 

What are data, but traces? Traces of breathing life, of long-lost beings, of the smallest movement or of the largest universes. They are passages from phenomena, events or practices to reading, computing and interpretation. Data translate traces, they sort and infrastructure traces. And data generate their own traces. This term we’ll think about data as traces; traces that are inscribed into technology, translated and accumulated.

List of the speakers for the summer term 2022:

28.04.2022  Rebecca Carlson (Toyo University): Bioscience as a borderland: Cells, infrastructures, and code in translation

12.05.2022  Anton Poikolainen Rosén (Södertörn University, Sweden): More Than Human-Centered Design in Urban Farming

30.06.2022Janna Z. Huang (CAIS & Berkeley University): The Accumulation of Affordance for Global Data Centers (*lecture time changed to Thursday 16:15-17:45 hrs)

Download this PDF with a detailed description of our summer 2022 guiding theme.

Lecture poster summer 2022

All lectures will be on-site at the RUSTlab as well as live on ZOOM, Thursday from 14:15-15:45 hrs UTC+2 (convert time).

Address: Universitätstr. 104, 44799 Bochum, Room 201
Password: RUSTlab

For further discussions and input on the individual lectures visit our Reflections section on Data Traces or click here for comments to the lectures.

Download PDF files of previous lecture posters

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2022

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 21/22

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2021

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 20/21

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2020

RUSTlab Lectures – winter term 19/20

RUSTlab Lectures – summer term 2019