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The new year starts very busy 🙂 Here is the call for the open panel at the 4S in Boston that I am organizing together with Nina Witjes.

Dear all,

we are pleased to invited contributions to our panel on “Visualizing Security: Remote Sensing, Visualization Technologies and the Making of Risk and (In)securities”  at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Boston, Massachusetts, August 30 – September 2, 2017

Panel description:

Recently, questions of security — as a set of practices, power relations and socio-technical configurations — have regained attention within the STS community, leading to promising intersections with work in security studies and criminology. With this panel, we seek to contribute to the emerging dialogue by exploring the role of visual technologies and sensing practices for the production of (in)securities. Building on and extending the approach of visual securitization (Hansen 2011), our aim is to engage with practices of inscribing and circulating different semantic and political meanings in visualizations of security. We invite contributions that explore how visualization technologies are co-productive (Jasanoff 2004) for the social construction of threats and changing modes of sense-making in security governance. Submissions might address the following (non-exhaustive) topics:

Organized by: Nina Witjes & Nikolaus Pöchhacker, Munich Center for Technology in Society, Technical University of Munich

Deadline: 1 March, 2017

Please submit abstracts of max. 250 words here:

Please check the box to submit your paper to open panel number 96. “Visualizing Security: Remote Sensing, Visualization Technologies and the Making of Risk and (In)securities”

Details about the conference:

For more information contact:

Nina Witjes,
Nikolaus Pöchhacker,


We are looking forward to your contributions!

Nina & Nikolaus

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