The Organization Research Group

Friday, August 10, 2018

Law, J., & Lien, M. E. (2013). Slippery: Field notes in empirical ontology. Social Studies of Science, 43(3), 363–378. doi:10.1177/0306312712456947

Friday, June 15, 2018

Thomas, N. (2018). Becoming-Social in a Networked Age. Abingdon: Routledge.



Friday, June 8, 2018

Ribes, D. (2017). Notes on the Concept of Data Interoperability: Cases from an Ecology of AIDS Research Infrastructures. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/2998181.2998344

Friday, June 1, 2018

Patrick’s application to the CSCW Doctoral Consortium

Benardou, A., Champion, E., Dallas, C., & Hughes, L. M. (2017). Introduction: a critique of digital practices and research infrastructures. In A. Benardou, E. Champion, C. Dallas, & L. M. Hughes (Eds.), Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities (pp. 1–14). Abingdon: Routledge.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stevenson, M. (2016). Rethinking the participatory web: A history of HotWired’s “new publishing paradigm,” 1994–1997. New Media & Society, 18(7), 1331–1346. doi:10.1177/1461444814555950

Friday, May 18, 2018

Irani, L. (2018). “Design Thinking”: Defending Silicon Valley at the Apex of Global Labor Hierarchies. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 4(1), 1–19. doi:10.28968/cftt.v4i1.243

Friday, May 4, 2018

Salter, C. (2015). Alien agency: experimental encounters with art in the making. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.



Friday, April 27, 2018

Mackenzie, A. (2017). Machine learners: archaeology of a data practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Packer, B., Halpern, Y., Guajardo-Céspedes, M., & Mitchell, M. (2018). Text embedding models contain bias. Here’s why that matters. Google Developers Blog. Retrieved from

Friday, April 20, 2018

Tennis, J. T. (2013). Ethos and ideology of knowledge organization: toward precepts for an engaged knowledge organization. Knowledge Organization, 40(1), 42–49. Retrieved from

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

van Doorn, N. (2017). Platform labor: on the gendered and racialized exploitation of low-income service work in the ‘on-demand’ economy. Information, Communcation, & Society, 20(6), 898–914. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2017.1294194

Friday, March 30, 2018

Noble, S. U. (2018). Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: New York University Press.
Noble, S. U., & Roberts, S. T. (2017). Out of the Black Box. Educause Review. Retrieved from

Friday, March 23, 2018

Noble, S. U. (2018). Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: New York University Press.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Pickering, A. (1995). The Mangle of Practice: Time, Agency, and Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Waldstein, M. (2008). The Mangle of Practice or the Empire of Signs: Toward a Dialogue between Science Studies and Soviet Semiotics. In A. Pickering & K. Guzik (Eds.), The Mangle in Practice: Science, Society, and Becoming. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. doi:10.1215/9780822390107-010

Friday, March 9, 2018

Harris, D. R. (2015). Modeling Reusable and Interoperable Faceted Browsing Systems with Category Theory. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (pp. 388–395). Piscataway: IEEE. doi:10.1109/IRI.2015.65

Friday, March 2, 2018

No meeting.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Naur, P. (1992). Computing, a human activity. New York: ACM.



Friday, February 16, 2018

Russell, A. L. (2014). Open standards and the digital age. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139856553

Friday, February 9, 2018

Miles, A. (2001). Hypertext structure as the evenyt of connection. In Proceedings of the twelfth annual ACM conference on Hypertext (pp. 61–68). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/504216.504236

Friday, February 2, 2018

No meeting; in the afternoon go to a talk at Duke by Leif Weatherby on Data Capital: Hayek, Cybernetics, and German Idealism.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Gorichanaz, T., & Latham, K. F. (2016). Document phenomenology: a framework for holistic analysis. Journal of Documentation, 72(6), 1114–1133. doi:10.1108/JD-01-2016-0007

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bratton, B. H. (2016). The stack: On software and sovereignty. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. doi:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001



Friday, January 5, 2018

Alcoff, L. M. (1997). Immanent  Truth. Science in Context, 10(1), 97–112. doi:10.1017/S0269889700002556

Friday, December 15, 2017

Lynch, C. (2017). Stewardship in the “Age of Algorithms.” First Monday, 22(12). doi:10.5210/fm.v22i12.8097



Friday, December 8, 2017

Tsing, A. L. (2015). The mushroom at the end of the world: On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. doi:10.1515/9781400873548

Friday, November 10, 2017

Simmel, G. (2015). On Art Exhibitions. Theory, Culture & Society, 32(1), 87–92. doi:10.1177/0263276414531052
Simmel, G. (1950). The Sociology of Georg Simmel. (K. H. Wolff, Ed.). Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Dörk, M., Comber, R., & Dade-Robertson, M. (2014). Monadic exploration: seeing the whole through its parts. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14) (pp. 1535–1544). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/2556288.2557083
Sack, W. (2000). Conversation Map: An Interface for Very Large-Scale Conversations. Journal of Management Information Systems, 17(3), 73–92. doi:10.1080/07421222.2000.11045652

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bowers, J. M. (1991). The Janus Faces of Design: Some Critical Questions for CSCW. In J. M. Bowers & S. D. Benford (Eds.), Studies in computer supported cooperative work (pp. 333–350). Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Co.
Healy, K. (2017). Fuck Nuance. Sociological Theory, 35(2), 118–127. doi:10.1177/0735275117709046

Friday, October 13, 2017

Losee, R. (2015). Thesaurus structure, descriptive parameters, and scale. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(9), 2156–2165. doi:10.1002/asi.23544

Friday, October 6, 2017

Levine, C. (2015). Forms: Whole, rhythm, hierarchy, network. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Evans, S. K., Pearce, K. E., Vitak, J., & Treem, J. W. (2016). Explicating Affordances: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Affordances in Communication Research. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22(1), 35–52. doi:10.1111/jcc4.12180

Friday, September 22, 2017

Wittkower, D. E. (2016). Principles of anti-discriminatory design. In 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology (ETHICS 2016). Piscataway: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ETHICS.2016.7560055
Gibson, J. J. (2015). The ecological approach to visual perception. New York: Psychology Press. doi:10.4324/9781315740218

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bernstein, M., Bolter, J. D., Joyce, M., & Mylonas, E. (1991). Architectures for volatile hypertext. In Proceedings of the third annual ACM conference on Hypertext (pp. 243–260). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/122974.122999

Friday, September 8, 2017

Boland, R. J., Jr., & Lyytinen, K. (2017). The limits to language in doing systems design. European Journal of Information Systems, 26(3), 248–259. doi:10.1057/s41303-017-0043-4

Friday, September 1, 2017

Emerson, L. (2014). Reading writing interfaces: From the digital to the bookbound. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Daston, L. (2017). Algorithms before computers: Patterns, recipes, and rules [Video]. Retrieved from

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tenen, D. (2017). Plain text: The poetics of computation. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Siegert, B. (2014). Cultural techniques: Grids, filters, doors, and other articulations of the real. New York: Fordham University Press.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Siegert, B. (2014). Cultural techniques: Grids, filters, doors, and other articulations of the real. New York: Fordham University Press.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Abbate, J. (2017). What and where is the Internet? (Re)defining Internet histories. Internet Histories, 1(1–2), 8–14. Retrieved from
Turner, F. (2017). Can we write a cultural history of the Internet? If so, how? Internet Histories, 1(1–2), 39–46. Retrieved from

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Friday, June 23, 2017

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Friday, June 9, 2017

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Ciborra, C. (2004). The labyrinths of information: Challenging the wisdom of systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.001.0001

Missing citation

Friday, May 26, 2017

Draft of Debbie's paper: “Problematizing metadata”

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ciborra, C. (2004). The labyrinths of information: Challenging the wisdom of systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.001.0001

Friday, May 12, 2017

No meeting: end-of-semester institutional collapse

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dreyfus, H. L. (2007). Why Heideggerian AI failed and how fixing it would require making it more Heideggerian. Artificial Intelligence, 171(18), 1137–1160. doi:10.1016/j.artint.2007.10.012

Friday, April 28, 2017

Flynn, P. (1997). W[h]ither the web? The extension or replacement of HTML. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 48(7), 614–621. doi:10.1002(SICI)1097-4571(199707)48:7#60;614:AID-ASI8#62;3.0.CO;2-W

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stenner, P. (2016). On standards and values: Between finite actuality and infinite possibility. Theory & Psychology, 26(2), 144–162. doi:10.1177/0959354316630619

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dennett, D., & Cantwell Smith, B. (2002). Brian Cantwell Smith on evolution, objectivity, and intentionality. In H. Clapin (Ed.), Philosophy of Mental Representation (pp. 222–292). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bratus, S., Locasto, M. E., Patterson, M. L., Sassaman, L., & Shubina, A. (2011). Exploit Programming: From Buffer Overflows to “Weird Machines” and Theory of Computation. ;;Login: The USENIX Magazine, 36(6). Retrieved from

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hayles, N. K. (2016). Cognitive Assemblages: Technical Agency and Human Interactions. Critical Inquiry, 43(1), 32–55. doi:10.1086/688293

Friday, March 10, 2017

Passi, S., & Jackson, S. (2017). Data Vision: Learning to See Through Algorithmic Abstraction. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 2436–2447). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/2998181.2998331

Friday, March 3, 2017

Smith, B. H. (2016). What Was “Close Reading”? A Century of Method in Literary Studies. The Minnesota Review, 2016(87), 57–75. doi:10.1215/00265667-3630844
Feinberg, M. (2017). Reading databases: slow information interactions beyond the retrieval paradigm. Journal of Documentation, 73(2), 336–356. doi:10.1108/JD-03-2016-0030

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cope, J. (2017). Four Theses for Critical Library and Information Studies: A Manifesto. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 1(1). doi:10.24242/jclis.v1i1.30
Gorichanaz, T. (2017). Minting the Obverse: Library and Information Studies as a One-Sided Coin. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 1(1). doi:10.24242/jclis.v1i1.7

Friday, February 10, 2017

Community check-in: a chance to tell everyone what you've been working on, your recent successes, your terrible setbacks

Friday, February 3, 2017

No meeting-- attend nlp4arc

Friday, January 27, 2017

Robles-Anderson, E., & Svensson, P. (2016). “One damn slide after another”: PowerPoint at every occasion for speech. Computational Culture, 1(5).

Friday, January 13, 2017

Patrick's syllabus for INLS 740 (Digital Libraries)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Holmes, B. (2002). The flexible personality: For a new cultural critique. Transversals. Retrieved from
Rose, N. (1999). Governing the soul: the shaping of the private self. London: Free Association Books.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Freeman, J. (2013). The Tyranny of Structurelessness. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, 41(3), 231–246. doi:10.1353/wsq.2013.0072
Spade, D. (2013). Being Together, After Nonprofitization. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, 41(3), 247–252. doi:10.1353/wsq.2013.0077
Báez, J. (2013). Structurelessness 2.0. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, 41(3), 253–256. doi:10.1353/wsq.2013.0082
Moore, D. L. (2013). Structurelessness, Structure, and Queer Movements. WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, 41(3), 257–260. doi:10.1353/wsq.2013.0087

Friday, November 18, 2016

Agre, P. E. (1994). Surveillance and capture: Two models of privacy. The Information Society, 10(2), 101–127. doi:10.1080/01972243.1994.9960162
Mai, J.-E. (2016). Big data privacy: The datafication of personal information. The Information Society, 32(3), 192–199. doi:10.1080/01972243.2016.1153010

Friday, November 11, 2016

Winograd, T. (1987). A Language/Action Perspective on the Design of Cooperative Work. Human Computer Interaction, 3(1), 3–30. doi:10.1207/s15327051hci0301_2
Suchman, L. (1993). Do categories have politics? Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2(3), 177–190. doi:10.1007/BF00749015
Winograd, T. (1993). Categories, disciplines, and social coordination. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2(3), 191–197. doi:10.1007/BF00749016
Agre, P. E. (1994). Accountability and discipline: A comment on Suchman and Winograd. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3(1), 31–35. doi:10.1007/BF01305840
Button, G. (1994). What’s wrong with speech-act theory. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3(1), 39–42. doi:10.1007/BF01305842
Randall, D. W. (1994). A comment on Lucy Suchman’s “Do categories have politics?” Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3(1), 47–50. doi:10.1007/BF01305844
Curtis, B. (1994). Can speech acts walk the talk? Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3(1), 61–64. doi:10.1007/BF01305847
Lynch, M. (1994). On making explicit. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3(1), 65–68. doi:10.1007/BF01305848
Bogen, D. (1994). “Do Winograd and Flores have politics?” Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3(1), 79–83. doi:10.1007/BF01305851
Suchman, L. (1994). Speech acts and voices: Response to Winograd et al. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3(1), 85–95. doi:10.1007/BF01305852

Friday, November 4, 2016

Genosko, G. (2008). A-signifying semiotics. Public Journal of Semiotics, 2(1). Retrieved from

Friday, October 28, 2016

Marcus, S., Love, H., & Best, S. (2016). Building a Better Description. Representations, 135(1), 1–21. doi:10.1525/rep.2016.135.1.1

Friday, October 14, 2016

Parikka, J. (2015). A Geology of Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. doi:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695515.001.0001

Friday, October 7, 2016

Haraway, D. (2016). Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene. E-Flux, 75. Retrieved from



Friday, September 30, 2016

Hui, Y. (2016). On the Existence of Digital Objects. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Retrieved from

Friday, September 23, 2016

Kreiss, D., Finn, M., & Turner, F. (2011). The limits of peer production: Some reminders from Max Weber for the network society. New Media & Society, 13(2), 243–259. doi:10.1177/1461444810370951

Friday, September 16, 2016

Verhoeven, D. (2014). Doing the sheep good: facilitating engagement in digital humanities and creative arts research. Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories, 206–220. Retrieved from

Friday, September 9, 2016

Furner, J. (2016). “Data”: The data. In M. Kelly & J. Bielby (Eds.), Information Cultures in the Digital Age (pp. 287–306). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-14681-8_17

Friday, September 2, 2016

Plantin, J.-C., Lagoze, C., Edwards, P. N., & Sandvig, C. (2016). Infrastructure studies meet platform studies in the age of Google and Facebook. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444816661553

Friday, August 26, 2016

Draft of Melanie's paper, “A design perspective on data”

Friday, August 5, 2016

Rouvroy, A. (2011). Technology, virtuality and utopia: Governmentality in an age of autonomic computing. In M. Hildebrandt & A. Rouvroy (Eds.), Law, human agency and autonomic computing: the philosophy of law meets the philosophy of technology. Abingdon: Routledge.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Chun, W. H. K. (2016). Big Data as Drama. ELH, 83(2), 363–382. doi:10.1353/elh.2016.0011



Friday, July 15, 2016

Barad, K. (2003). Posthumanist performativity: Toward an understanding of how matter comes to matter. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 28(3), 801–831. doi:10.1086/345321

Friday, July 8, 2016

Leahu, L. (2016). Ontological Surprises: A Relational Perspective on Machine Learning. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 182–186). New York: ACM. doi:10.1145/2901790.2901840




Friday, July 1, 2016

Medina, E. (2011). Introduction: Political and Technological Visions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

FIXME: chapters



Friday, June 24, 2016

Feenberg, A. (2015). Lukács’s Theory of Reification and Contemporary Social Movements. Rethinking Marxism, 27(4), 490–507. doi:10.1080/08935696.2015.1076968

Friday, June 17, 2016

Shavit, A., & Griesemer, J. R. (2011). Transforming objects into data: how minute technicalities of recording “species location” entrench a basic challenge for biodiversity. In M. Carrier & A. Nordmann (Eds.), Science in the context of application: Methodological change, conceptual transformation, cultural reorientation. Toronto, Canada: ACM.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Star, S. L., & Griesemer, J. R. (1989). Institutional Ecology, “Translations” and Boundary Objects: Amateurs and Professionals in Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1907-39. Social Studies of Science, 19(3), 387–420. doi:10.1177/030631289019003001
Griesemer, J. R. (2015). Sharing Spaces, Crossing Boundaries. In G. C. Bowker, S. Timmermans, A. E. Clarke, & E. Balka (Eds.), Boundary objects and beyond: working with Leigh Star (pp. 201–218). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Galey, A., & Ruecker, S. (2010). How a prototype argues. Literary and Linguistic Computing, 25(4), 405–424. doi:10.1093/llc/fqq021

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rieder, B. (2017). Scrutinizing an algorithmic technique: the Bayes classifier as interested reading of reality. Information, Communcation, & Society, 20(1), 100–117. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1181195

Friday, May 20, 2016

Monteiro, E., Pollock, N., Hanseth, O., & Williams, R. (2012). From Artefacts to Infrastructures. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 22(4–6), 575–607. doi:10.1007/s10606-012-9167-1

Friday, April 22, 2016

Think of possible topics for an ORG study

Friday, April 15, 2016

Fidler, B., & Acker, A. (2017). Metadata, infrastructure, and computer-mediated communication in historical perspective. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(2), 412–422. doi:10.1002/asi.23660

Friday, April 1, 2016

Think of possible topics for an ORG study

Friday, March 25, 2016

Draft of Melanie's paper, “The value of discernment”

Friday, March 4, 2016

Field trip: Attend CHAT Festival

Friday, February 26, 2016

Geiger, R. S., & Ribes, D. (2011). Trace Ethnography: Following Coordination through Documentary Practices. In Proceedings of the 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1–10). Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2011.455

Friday, February 19, 2016

Fairthorne, R. A. (1974). Temporal structure in bibliographic classification. In Conceptual Basis of the Classification of Knowledge: Proceedings of the Ottawa Conference on the Conceptual Basis of the Classification of Knowledge (pp. 404–415). Pullach, Germany: Verlag Dokumentation.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Star, S. L. (1995). The Politics of Formal Representation: Wizards, Gurus, and Organizational Complexity. In S. L. Star (Ed.), Ecologies of Knowledge: Work and Politics in Science and Technology (pp. 88–118). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Wobbrock, J. O., Ko, A. J., & Kientz, J. A. (2009). Reflections on the Future of iSchools from Inspired Junior Faculty. Interactions, 16(5), 69–71. doi:10.1145/1572626.1572641

Friday, September 25, 2015

Blair, A. (2004). Note Taking as an Art of Transmission. Critical Inquiry, 31(1), 85–107. doi:10.1086/427303



Friday, September 18, 2015

Acker, A. (2015). Toward a Hermeneutics of Data. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 37(3), 70–75. doi:10.1109/MAHC.2015.68

Friday, September 11, 2015

Draft of Melanie's paper for CHI

Friday, September 4, 2015

Day, R. E. (2014). Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Jacob's Knowledge Organization literature review.

Latour, B., Jensen, P., Venturini, T., Grauwin, S., & Boullier, D. (2012). ‘The whole is always smaller than its parts’ – a digital test of Gabriel Tardes’ monads. The British Journal of Sociology, 63(4), 590–615. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4446.2012.01428.x

Monday, August 17, 2015

Debbie and Jacob's DCMI poster analyzing metadata job keywords

Clark, A. (2016). Happy Couplings: Emergence and Explanatory Interlock. In M. Kelly & J. Bielby (Eds.), Information Cultures in the Digital Age (pp. 262–281). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Melanie's syllabus for INLS720

Hjørland, B. (2015). Classical databases and knowledge organization: A case for boolean retrieval and human decision-making during searches. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(8), 1559–1575. doi:10.1002/asi.23250

Friday, July 24, 2015

Patrick's article on “Periodo assertion as nanopublication” for PeerJ Computer Science