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ABOUT

NAME:Nikolaus Poechhacker
ALIASES:digiones,
OCCUPATION:Researcher (D!ARC, Uni Klagenfurt), Research Fellow (ID Law, Uni Vienna)
ACADEMIC
BACKGROUND
:Sociology, STS, Computer Science
ACADEMIC
ASSOCIATIONS
:STS Austria, OEGS, EASST, 4S
DESCRIPTION:The subject holds a PhD from the Technical University of Munich in sociology and studied sociology, STS, and computer science at the University of Vienna. Before his academic life he worked for some years as an IT professional. At the moment he works on the social and political dimensions of algorithmic systems and machine learning, legal technologies and social theory.
CRIMINAL
HISTORY
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PUBLICATIONS

Democratic Algorithms: Ethnography of a Public Recommender System
Poechhacker, N. (2024)
Book Publication, Meson Press.
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Recommender Systems beyond the Filter Bubble : Algorithmic Media and the Fabrication of Publics
Poechhacker, N., Burkhardt, M., Passoth, J.-H. (2024)
In: Juliane Jarke, Bianca Prietl, Simon Egbert, Yana Boeva, Hendrik Heuer, Maike Arnold (Eds.): Algorithmic Regimes. Methods, Interactions, and Politics: Amsterdam University Press
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Knowing in Algorithmic Regimes: Discussing Methods, Interactions, and Politics
Prietl, B., Büchner, S., Egbert, S., Jarke, J., Kinder-Kurlanda, K., & Poechhacker, N. (2024)
Conference Proceedings of the STS Conference Graz 2023. Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, 221 – 235

Design Sprints als interdisziplinäres Lehrkonzept [Design Sprints as interdisciplianry teaching concept]
Hofer, A., Buocz, T., Poechhacker, N. (2023)
JAP [Juristische Ausbildung & Praxisvorbereitung], 2022/2023 (4), 261 – 264

Book Review: Simon Egbert & Matthias Leese: Criminal Futures. Predictive Policing and Everyday Police Work (Routledge, 2021)
Poechhacker, N. (2022)
kommunikation@gesellschaft, 23(1)
Online

Speech Recognition im Asylverfahren. Fragen und Lektionen aus der interdisziplinären Technikforschung
Poechhacker, N. (2022)
Juridikum, 3/2022, 401-409

Building academic living spaces from heterogeneous networks: the story of STS Austria
Sorgner, H., Poechhacker, N. (2022)
EASST Review, 41(1)
Online

Bringing (digital) infrastructures (back) to life: an STS Austria workshop report
Aarden, E., Poechhacker, N. (2022)
EASST Review, 41(1)
Online

Sensing In/Security. Sensors as transnational security infrastructures
Klimburg-Witjes, N., Poechhacker, N., Bowker, G. C. (eds.) (2021)
Edited Volume, Mattering Press
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A heterotopia of constitutional innovation. The formation of a new research group and a hub for interdisciplinary research at the intersection of law, technology, and society
Poechhacker, N., Eisenberger, I. (2021)
EASST Review, 40(2)
Online

Algorithmic Accountability in Context. Socio-Technical Perspectives on Structural Causal Models
Poechhacker, N., Kacianka, S. (2021)
Frontiers In Big Data 3:519957, Special Issue Critical Data and Algorithm Studies
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Logistics of Probability: Anticipatory Shipping and the Production of Markets
Poechhacker, N., Nyckel, E.-M. (2020)
In: Marcus Burkhardt, Mary Shnayien, Katja Grashöfer (Eds.): Explorations of Digital Cultures. Lüneburg: meson press
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Algorithmic Risk Assessment als Medium des Rechts. Medientechnische Entwicklung und institutionelle Verschiebungen aus Sicht einer Techniksoziologie des Rechts
Müller, P. , Pöchhacker, N. (2019)
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 44(1), 157–179
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Algorithmische Vorschlagsysteme und der Programmauftrag: Zwischen Datenwissenschaft, journalistischem Anspruch und demokratiepolitischer Aufgabe
Pöchhacker, N., Burkhardt, M., Geipel, A., Passoth, J. (2018)
In: Resa Mohabbat Kar, Basanta Thapa, Peter Parycek (Hrsg.): (Un)berechenbar? Algorithmen und Automatisierung in Staat und Gesellschaft. Berlin: Kompetenzzentrum Öffentliche IT
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Interventionen in die Produktion algorithmischer Öffentlichkeiten: Recommender Systeme als Herausforderung für öffentlich-rechtliche Sendeanstalten
Pöchhacker, N., Burkhardt, M., Geipel, A., Passoth, J. (2017)
In: Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda, Christian Stegbauer und Nils Zurawski (Hrsg.): Algorithmen, Kommunikation und Gesellschaft. Sonderausgabe von kommunikation@gesellschaft
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Predictive Policing. Datenbasierte Verbrechensbekämpfung und eine neue Geographie des Risikos
Pöchhacker, N. (2016)
GeoAgenda 2016/4, 13-15
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Ideologies, Ambitions and Utopias in Science and Technology
Altenhofer, M., Bachinger, L. M., En, B., Engelhart, J., Neumann, V., Pöchhacker, N., Pöll, M., Prendl, A. (eds.) (2016)
Special Issue des Graduate Journal of Social Science
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Diffusion von Energieinnovationen in Österreich aus Mikro- und Makroperspektive. Klima- und Energiefonds
Klinglmair, A., Brandstätter, T., Grießler, E., Grussmann, S., Holländer, E., Pöchhacker, N., & Roser, A. (2015)
Klagenfurt, Wien: IHS.
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Evaluation des Förderinstruments “Diskursprojekte zu ethischen, rechtlichen und sozialen Fragen in den modernen Lebenswissenschaften” des BMBF. Endbericht
Griessler, E., Lang, A., Maier, R., Pöchhacker, N., Wuketich, M., Bührer-Topcu, S., Goos, K., & Seus, S. (2015). [Research Report]

TALKS

AI Regulation: An Infrastructural Approach
Poechhacker, N. (2024)
Presentation at the Workshop “The Regulation of Artificial Intelligence: EU – China Dialogues”, jointly organized by Institute for Advanced Studies and the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau; the Department of Innovation and Digitalization of Law, University of Vienna; and the Austrian Research Foundation (ÖFG), 21-22 February 2024, Macau

Ethnographien des Digitalen: Künstliche Intelligenz und die Zusammenarbeit in der Technikentwicklung [Ethnographies of the Digital: Artificial Intelligence and Collaboration in Technology Development]
Kinder-Kurlanda, Katharina, Nikolaus Poechhacker, Miriam Fahimi, Lina Franken, Berit Zimmerling & Tim Schaffarczik (2023)
Roundtable Discussion at the OeGKW Conference 2023, 18-20 May 2023, Klagenfurt

Algorithmic Reflexivity: Inquiries in the Construction of an Algorithmic System from a Practice-Based Perspective
Poechhacker, Nikolaus (2023)
Presentation at the STS Graz Conference 2023, 8-10 May 2023, Graz

Knowing in Algorithmic Regimes: Methods, Interactions, Politics
Prietl, Bianca, Stefanie Büchner, Simon Egbert, Juliane Jarke, Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda & Nikolaus Poechhacker (2023)
Roundtable Discussion at the STS Graz Conference 2023, 8-10 May 2023, Graz

Reframing AI Explainability
Gutierrez Lopez, Marisela, Miriam Fahimi, Susan Halford, Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda &
Nikolaus Poechhacker (2023)

Presentation at the BSA Conference 2023, 12-14 April 2023, Manchester

Making digital publics: algorithmic media and the fabrication of publics
Poechhacker, Nikolaus, Marcus Burkhardt & Jan-Hendrik Passoth (2022)
Presentation at the EASST Conference 2022, 6-9 July 2022, Madrid

Materializing futures: fairness and diversity in AI development as sociotechnical imaginaries
Fahimi, Miriam, Nikolaus Poechhacker & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (2022)
Presentation at the EASST Conference 2022, 6-9 July 2022, Madrid

Ethnographic Interventions. Reflecting on ethnographers’ roles in data science projects (and what it may tell us about data power)
Poechhacker, Nikolaus, Miriam Fahimi & Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda (2022)
Presentation at the Data Power Conference 2022, 22-24 June 2022, Bremen

Constructing Asylum Seekers. Voice Recognition as Security Discourse
Poechhacker, Nikolaus, Angelika Adensamer & Peter Müller (2022)
Presentation at the Surveillance Studies Network Conference 2022, 1-3 June 2022, Rotterdam

Algorithmisches Wissen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis am Beispiel des
Asylverfahrens und der Polizeiarbeit

Poechhacker, Nikolaus (2022)
Presentation and podium discussion at the “Rechtsstaat & Demokratie unter Druck” Conference 2022, 24-26 March 2022, Vienna

Calculative Normativity. Algorithms and Machine Learning as a Challenge for Legal Systems – A Media Sensitive Approach
Poechhacker, Nikolaus (2021)
Presentation at at the 4S Conference 2021, 6-9 October 2021, Virtual Toronto

Krise der Expertise? Eine institutionelle Perspektive auf wissenschaftliche Expert*innengremien der österreichischen Bundesregierung während der Coronakrise
Poechhacker, Nikolaus & Katharina König (2021)
Presentation at the joint DGS/ÖGS Conference 2021, 23-25 August 2021, Virtual Vienna

Matters of Law. Der Material Turn in den Legal Studies und der Rechtssoziologie
Poechhacker, Nikolaus (2021)
Presentation at the Forum junge Rechtswissenschaft, 3 August 2021, Univesity of Tübingen (online)

Calculating Fairness. Enacting statistical justice in the case of recidivism risk
Poechhacker, Nikolaus & Peter Müller (2020)
Presentation at the 4S EASST Conference 2020, 18-21 August 2020, Virtual Prague

Science Legal & Technology Studies: Sentencing Decision Support Systems as Institutional Technologies
Müller, Peter & Nikolaus Poechhacker (2019)
Presentation at the Data Power Conference 2019, 12-13 September 2019, University of Bremen

Die Gestaltung verantwortlicher Algorithmen als interdisziplinäre Aufgabe am Beispiel eines öffentlich-rechtlichen Recommender Systems
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2019)
Presentation at the Symposium Medienethik 2019 “Algorithmen statt Ethik?”, 7 March, FH St. Pölten

Legal Codes: algorithms in legal systems, legal positivism and some STS sensibilities
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2019)
Presentation at the Joint DFG-NSF Workshop “Technoscientific Constitutionalism. Exploring the Intersections of Science, Technology and Constitutional Order”, 7-9 February, Washington DC

Structures that Count. Von der Macht der Algorithmen hin zur Betrachtung algorithmischer Gesellschaften
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2018)
Presentation at the annual meeting of GWTF, 15 November 2018, Technische Universität Berlin

Organising Algorithms. An institutional perspective on digitized societies
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2018)
Presentation at the Data Science Institute, 9 November 2018, Lancaster University

Predictive Policing Podium Discussion
Invitation to podium discussion on Predictive Policing at the Collegium Helveticum organized by Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann, 11 October 2018, Zurich

Learning in the wild: on the problem of adaptivity in machine learning
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus & Marcus Burkhardt (2018)
Presentation at the EASST Conference 2018, 25-28 June 2018, Lancaster University

Liquid Law and democratic AI. Process regulation and the governance of machine learning by institutions – a sociological reflection
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus & Jan-Hendrik Passoth (2018)
Presentation at the Workshop “Legal Foundations in Times of Deep Learning and Systemic Digitization”, 03-06 April 2018, Villa Vigoni (German-Italian Centre for European Excellence)

Wer hat Angst vor Filter Bubbles? Die algorithmische Produktion von Medienöffentlichkeiten und der Programmauftrag
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2017)
Invited lecture at the Lecture Series “Sozioinformatik in der Praxis” at the Department for Computer Science, 15 December 2017, TU Kaiserslautern

Software on Trial. Risk Assessment Software in der Gerichtlichen Praxis
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus & Peter Müller (2017)
Presentation at the Austrian Sociology Congress 2017, 7-9 December 2017, University of Graz

Logistik(en) der Wahrscheinlichkeit. Das Amazon Anticipatory Shipping-Patent als Verknüpfung unterschiedlicher prognostischer Medienlogiken (logics of prediction)
Nyckel, Eva-Maria & Nikolaus Pöchhacker (2017)
Presentation at the Austrian Sociology Congress 2017, 7-9 December 2017, University of Graz

Algorithmic Governance und die Frage nach den Daten. Predictive Policing aus techniksoziologischer Perspektive
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2017)
Invited lecture at the Workshop “Predictive Policing – Vorbeugende Verbrechensbekämpfung der Zukunft”, 19 October 2017, IBZ Gimborn

Data structures of power. Co-configuring sites of data production as interventions in regimes of datafication
Passoth, Jan-Hendrik & Nikolaus Pöchhacker (2017)
Presentation at the Data Power Conference 2017, 22-23 June 2017, Carleton University

Sensing Security. Deviant Publics and their Infrastructures
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2017)
Presentation at the Workshop “SENSOR PUBLICS. The Politics of Sensing and Data Infrastructures”, 5-7 April 2017, Technical University of Munich

Coding Relevance. Algorithmic recommender systems as mediators in media publics
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus, Andrea Geipel, Marcus Burkhardt, Jan-Hendrik Passoth (2016)
Presentation at the 6th STS Italia Conference “Sociotechnical Environments”, 24-26 November 2016, University of Trento
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Text Mining als Methode der qualitativen Sozialforschung
Pöchhacker, Nikolaus (2015)
Invited lecture for the undergraduate course “Qualitative Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung” at the Department of Political Science, 3 June 2015, University of Vienna
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Invisible Citizen? Exploring the Imagined Residents of a Smart City
Benedikt, Olesya & Nikolaus Pöchhacker (2015)
Presentation at the STS Conference Graz 2015 “Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies”, 11-12 May 2015, University of Graz

Diffusion of E-Bikes in Austria. How materiality matters
Brandstätter, Tamara, Nikolaus Pöchhacker, & Erich Grießler (2015)
Poster Presentation at the STS Conference Graz 2015 “Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies”, 11-12 May 2015, University of Graz

Monitoring Responsible Research and Innovation Across Selected European Countries. First Results
Grießler, Erich, Nikolaus Pöchhacker et al. (2014)
Poster Presentation at the NTA6-TA14 Conference 2014 “Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung?”, 02-04 June 2014, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

EVENTS

AI and the transformation of the democratic state
Conference Panel Co-organizer, 16-19 July 2024, 4S/EASST Conference 2024, University of Amsterdam

“Code is Law” Revisited. STS Perspectives on the Digitization of Law and the Legal Sector
Conference Panel Co-organizer, 6-8 May 2024, STS Graz 2024, Graz

Legal Technologies: The Need for STS-Analysis
Conference Panel Co-organizer, 6-9 October 2021, 4S Conference 2021, Virtual Toronto

Digital Living, Digital Infrastructuring
STS Austria Workshop Co-organizer of the , 13-15 September 2021, University of Graz

Digital Technologies in Policing and Security
Conference Panel Co-organizer, 20 August 2020, 4S EASST Conference 2020, Virtual Prague

Sensing In/Security. Sensors as Transnational Security Infrastructures
Closed Conference Panel Co-organizer, 19 August 2020, 4S EASST Conference 2020, Virtual Prague

Senses of Security: Probing the Logics and Effects of Hepatitis C’s “Regime of Cure”
Invited Talk given by Lisa Lehner (Cornell University), 21 January 2018, Engineering Responsibility Lab, Technical University of Munich

Risk Assessment and Computational Knowledge Production in Legal Systems
Workshop, 29 November – 1 December 2018, cooperation between MCTS & the Department for Computer Science, Technical University of Munich

Sensing security. Sensors and the making of transnational security infrastructures
Conference Panel, 26 July 2018, EASST Conference 2018, Lancaster University

Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis
Organizer of the Workshop “Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis” with Prof. Dr. Jörg Strübing, 10-11 May 2018, MCTS, Technical University of Munich

Visualizing Security: Remote Sensing, Visualization Technologies and the Making of Risk and (In)securities
Conference Panel, 30 August 2017, 4S Conference 2017, Boston

Changing Worlds Conference 2015
Transdisciplinary conference, 19-21 November 2015, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
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Changing Worlds Conference 2014
Transdisciplinary conference, 20-22 November 2014, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
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TEACHING

Kommuniziert vernünftig! Einführung in die Demokratietheorie von Jürgen Habermas mit besonderem Augenmerk auf die digitale Transformation [Communicate rationally! Introduction to Jürgen Habermas’ theory of democracy with a special focus on the digital transformation]
SS 2024, Seminar at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Klagenfurt

Social, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity
SS 2024, Lecture at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Klagenfurt

Technology Assessment
WS 2023, Seminar at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Klagenfurt

Algorithmen und Demokratie [Aglorithms and Democracy]
WS 2023, Seminar at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Klagenfurt

Social, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity
SS 2023, Lecture at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Klagenfurt

Exploring digital infrastructures
SS 2023, Seminar at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Klagenfurt

Legal Design Sprint
SS 2023, Course at the Faculty of Law, University of Vienna
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Technology Assessment
WS 2022, Seminar at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Klagenfurt

Algorithmen und Demokratie [Aglorithms and Democracy]
WS 2022, Seminar at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Klagenfurt

Exploring Digital Infrastructures: Cases & Current Developments
SS 2022, Seminar at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Klagenfurt

Technology Assessment
SS 2021, Course at the Faculty of Law, University of Graz

Design Sprint “Privacy by Design: Tackling the Wicked”
SS 2021, Workshop at the Faculty of Law, University of Graz

Response-able Infrastructures and Public/Democratic Value
WS 2019, Workshop on the HERSS Summer School “Responsible Innovation Cultures”, Technical University of Munich

Response-able Infrastructures and Public/Democratic Value
WS 2019, Workshop on the HERSS Summer School “Responsible Innovation Cultures”, Technical University of Munich

STS-STEM Mentorship
SS 2019, Mentorship in Computer Science & STS, Technical University of Munich

How to Make and Break Statistics. The Basics of Doing, Making and Reviewing Statistics
SS 2019, Seminar at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich

Coding Society. Workshop on qualitative research methodology and computer-supported qualitative analysis
WS 2018, Workshop at the Data Science Institute, Lancaster University, 12 November 2018

This Ain’t No Knowledge Society. Revisiting Theories of Classical/Post/Late Modernity in Digitized Societies
SS 2018, Seminar at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich
Syllabus

Technology and Security in Society: Contemporary Risks and Challenges
WS 2017, Seminar at the School of Management, Technical University of Munich

Evaluating Recommender Systems for Public Broadcasters
SS 2017, IDP at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich

Coding Society – Introduction to computer assisted qualitative analysis with ATLAS.ti
WS 2016, Workshop at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, 28 January 2017
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Data/Science/Society: The Power of Algorithms
WS 2016, Seminar at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich
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Introduction to ATLAS.ti
Workshop at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, 2 May 2015

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