MARIA ERIKSSON

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UPCOMING

On parental leave during spring/summer 2022

PREVIOUS INVITED TALKS

2021. Science + Fiction Festival. Building Bodies: Körper, Daten, Identitäten. Where: Basel, Schweiz. Was asked to hold an introductory talk + take part in a Q & A session relating to the screening of the documentary Coded Bias. September 7.

2021. Södertörn University, Stockholm. Was invited by Karin Larsson to hold a talk at the higher seminar for Media and Communication Studies. My presentation had the title Machine vision and video archives: On the dilemmas of accessing corporate software in humanistic research. March 30.

2020. Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin. Was invited to do a video interview for the festival/conference The Disappearance of Music. The interview was part of a panel with the title Soundtracking Every Moment: Music as Data. November 13-15.

2020. Copenhagen Music Conservatory. Was invited by Christian Taagehøy to hold a video lecture for students at the Music Management program. My lecture had the title Reverse engineering music platforms: On the need for experimental research in the study of online culture. June 24.

2019. Basel University, Switzerland. Was invited by Markus Krajewski to hold a talk at the seminar series Die Macht der Algorithmen. My presentation was entitled Sag mir, welche Musik Du magst, und ich sag Dir, wer Du bist… Spotify, disfigured. November 12.

2019. King's College, London. Was invited by Thomas Hodgson to present ongoing research at a symposium on Algorithmic Music, hosted by the Department of Music and Department of Digital Humanities. My talk had the title On the politics of methodological interventions: Spotify and the freedom of academic research. April 11.

2019. Södertörn University, Stockholm. Was invited by Mikolaj Dymek to hold a talk about my dissertation at the Department of Media Technology. My presentation had the title How to follow files in digital music distribution. February 20.

2019. Mines ParisTech, Paris. Was invited by Loïc Riom to hold a Q&A about the book Spotify Teardown at the Centre de Sociologie de I'Innovation (CSI). February 12.

2019. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Was invited by Richard Rogers to hold a pre-launch of the book Spotify Teardown at the Department of New Media & Digital Culture. January 9.

2018. University of Trondheim, Norway. Was invited by Hendrik Storstein Spilker to hold a talk on digital methods at the Institute for Sociology and Political Science. My presentation had the title Digital interventions and experimental methods in music research. December 13.

2018. University of Stockholm, Sweden. Was invited by John Sundholm to hold a talk at the Department of Media Studies (IMS). My presentation was entitled User agreements, legal gray zones, and risk-taking in digitally-oriented media research. October 17.

2018. Royal Library of Sweden, Stockholm. Was invited to speak on the topic of digital methods at the conference Data-Driven Humanistic Research II. When: April 12-13.

2017. University of Wisconsin--Madison, U.S. Was invited by Jeremy Morris to hold a Skype lecture to a group of bachelor's students on digital methods at the Department of Communication and Arts. My talk had the title On Spotify and the normative worldviews of streaming services for music. December 4.

2017. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. Was invited by Johan Lundin to hold a talk on digital methods at the Department of Applied Technology and IT. My presentation had the title Interventionist methods. November 29.

2017. Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Was invited to speak on the topic of digital methods at the conference Data-Driven Humanistic Research I. When: September 15.

2015. University of California, Santa Barbara. Was invited by Lisa Parks and Jennifer Holt to hold a project presentation at the Department of Film and Media Studies, together with the research group Streaming Cultural Heritage. November 20.

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

2021. Digital History in Sweden. Where: Online. Organizer: Humlab, Umeå University. Activity: Chair/moderator for a panel on historical approaches to social media. When: December 9-10.

2021. Digital Transformations: The  Humanities in Challenging Times. Where: Online/Humlab Umeå University. Activity: Chair/moderator for a panel on Digital transformations and environmental challenges. The panel included talks by Kyle Devine, Toby Miller, Annika Egan Sjölander, and Phil Buckland. When: November 16-17.

2021. Dis/Entangling Technoscience: Vulnerability, Responsibility, and Justice. Where: Online. Organizer: STS Italia. Activity: Organized a panel on the Effect of dataveillance on artistic and cultural production together with Fabio Morreale. The panel included contributions from Nathalie Casemajor, Bob Sturm, Thomas Hodgson, Guillaume Sirois, and Robert Prey. When: June 17-19.

2021. Digital Technology and Heritage: Challenges and Issues. Where: Online. Organizer: ANR, JPI CH, and the French Ministry of Culture. Activity: Presented the research project European History Reloaded: Curation and Appropriation of Audiovisual Heritage together with Eggo Müller. When: March 11-12.

2021. Multiple Matters: From Neglected Things to Arts of Noticing Fragility. Where: Online. Organizer: Swiss Association for the Study of Science, Technology, and Society (STS-CH). Activity: Was invited to act as chair/discussant on a panel on Music and Fragility and presented a paper entitled Unpredictability and vulnerability in algorithmic music governance. When: February 15-17.

2019. Re-Imagining AI. Where: Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel Switzerland. Organizer: Critical Media Lab at FHNW. Activity: Participant. When: June 20-21.

2018. Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions. Where: King's College, London, UK Organizer: Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College. Activity: presented a paper with the title Tracking Streams at a panel/workshop on Digital Methods in Media Industries Research. When: April 18-20.

2018. Transmediale: Face Value. Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany. Organizer: Transmediale & Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH. Activity: presented a paper called Tracking digital streams. When: February 31-Mach 4.

2017. Music and Algorithms in a Digital Landscape. Where: The Royal Swedish Academy of Music, Stockholm. Organizer: The Music Focused Interdisciplinary Research & Analysis Center (MIRAC). Activity: presented a paper on The politics of sonic identification techniques. When: November 22-23.

2017. Digital Democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data. Where: Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Organizer: ECREA Communication and Democracy, ECREA Media Industries and Cultural Production + Södertörn University. Activity: presented a paper with the title In Search of Musical Identities: The History and Politics of Audio Fingerprints. When: November 10-11.

2017. Transmediale: Ever Elusive. Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany. Organizer: Transmediale/Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH. Activity: participated in a scholarly arts performance with the title Launching SongBlocker: Spotify and the Future of Advertising, together with Patrick Vonderau and Rasmus Fleischer, as part of our research on Spotify. When: February 2-5.

2016. Society for Cinema and Media Studies Yearly Conference. Where: Atlanta, Georgia, US. Organizer: Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Activity: co-organized a panel with the title The Spotification of Media: Subscribing to Culture in the Digital Age together with Patrick Vonderau, where I also presented a paper entitled Notes from a Scientific Record Label. When: March 30 -- April 3.

2016. Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Yearly Conference. Where: Oslo University, Norway. Organizer: Network for Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN). Activity: introduced the research project Streaming Cultural Heritage. When: March 15-17.

2015. From Media to Materialities: Mapping the Afterlife of Digital Technologies. Where: Umeå University, Sweden. Organizer: HUMlab, Umeå University. Activity: participant. When: May 20-21.

2015. Data Power. Where: Sheffield, UK. Organizer: Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK. Activity: presented a paper entitled When artistry is turned into data. When: June 22-23.

2015. In the Flow: People, Media, Materialities. Where: Linköping University, Sweden. Organizer: Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden (ACSIS), Linköping University, Sweden. Activity: presented a paper on Doing research with/on APIs. When: June 15-17.

2014. Genres of Scholarly Knowledge Production. Where: Umeå University, Sweden. Organizer: HUMlab, Umeå University. Activity: presented a paper with the title Tracing and enacting music: notes on experimental inquiries into the effects and architectures of online streaming platforms. When: December 10-12.

2014. A Transformed Musical Landscape. Where: Stockholm University, Sweden. Organizer: The Music Focused Interdisciplinary Research & Analysis Center (MIRAC), Stockholm University. Activity: presented the research project Streaming Cultural Heritage together with Anna Johansson and Rasmus Fleischer. When: November 26-27.

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIUMS

2021. Organized the symposium European History Reloaded together with Abby Waysdorf and Viteslav Sommer and presented a paper on The Video Reuse Detector. Where: Online/Utrecht. When: October 7-8.

2021. Was invited to act as a discussant during an online talk with Lev Manovich on his book Cultural Analytics (MIT Press, 2020). Organizer: Humlab, Umeå University. When: May 6.

2019. Participated in the symposium AI, Recommendations, and the Curation of Culture. Where: Paris, France. Organizers: Jeremy Morris (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Georgina Born (Oxford University), Fernando Diaz (Microsoft Research/Spotify), Ashton Anderson (University of Toronto). When: October 4-5. You can find a copy of the white paper that was published as a result of the workshop here.

2019. Participated in the pre-conference PhD workshop Re-Imagining AI. Where: Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel Switzerland. Organizer: Critical Media Lab at FHNW. When: June 19-20.

2018. Participated in the workshop European History Reloaded. Where: Utrecht, Netherlands. Organizer: European History Reloaded research group. When: September 27-28.

2017. Participated in a scholarly exchange at Tromsö University, Norway. Organizer: Prof. Roshwita Skare. When: November 23-24.

2017. Participated in a symposium on Video Tracing and Tracking in Digital Humanities Research. Where: Utrecht, Netherlands. Organizer: Netherlands Institute of Sound & Vision. When: October 12.

2017. Participated in the PhD workshop Digital Methods for Studying Algorithms: Complicating the Socio-Technical Relation. Where: Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. Teaching professor: Annette Markham (Aarhus). Organizer: YECREA & Södertörn University. When: November 9.

2015. Participated in the symposium A Medium is a Medium is a Medium. Where: Linköping University, Sweden. Organizer: Sensorium Network, Aesthetic Media AnArchaeology. When: September 18-19.

2015. Participated in the symposium Cybernetic Regimes and Subjection: Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Dynamics. Where: University of Bielefeld, Germany. Organizer: Department of Literature Studies at the University of Bielefeld & Umeå University. When: December 5.