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Tamara Gupper

PhD student in Social and Cultural Anthropology | Computer Scientist in the making | Humanoid Robotics and AI | she/her

Conferences & Talks


Upcoming


Umstrittenes Wissen/ Contested Knowledge: Ethnologische Perspektiven, Conference of the German Anthropological Association, Munich, July 2023
Roundtable Trading Safety for Knowledge? Perspectives on Risks and Well-being in Fieldwork with The Safer Fieldwork Project
Call for Papers open until December 15th!


Organized Panels and Roundtables


Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society, Conference of the Royal Anthropological Institute, online, June 2022
Panel Addressing the Humans behind AI and Robotics

Africa Challenges, Conference of the Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland, online, June 2021
Panel The Impact of Mobile Technologies on Social Structures in Africa, with Dr. Roos Keja


Presentations at Conferences


NordiCHI 2022, Aarhus, October 2022
Visible - Uncertain - Invisible. Reflections on Team Communication Flows in Digitally Mediated Ethnographic Fieldwork in the Paper Session “Studies and Methods”

Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society, Conference of the Royal Anthropological Institute, online, June 2022
Coding as a Methodological Approach for Researching Programming Practices in the panel “Programming Anthropology: Coding and Culture in the Age of AI”

STS Conference Graz 2022, Graz, May 2022
Addressing “the Other” in Man vs. Machine Matches – Aspects of Gender in the Development of Software for Humanoid Soccer Robots in the panel “Rethinking digitalization technologies through feminist approaches”

KI und Wir Convention, online, October 2021
A Matter of Perspective – AI as an Understandable and Malleable Technology in the panel “Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf die KI-Forschung”

Welten. Zonen. Atmosphären. Seismographien des Anthropozäns, Conference of the German Anthropological Association, Bremen, September 2021
Computeranwendungen in der Ethnologie - Für eine Diskussion der möglichen Konsequenzen nicht sichtbarer Abläufe in the panel “Digitalität in der ethnographischen Praxis. Kommunikationsmedien, Forschungsdaten, Software”

Das Ende der Aushandlungen?, Conference of the German Anthropological Association, Konstanz, October 2019
Political activists’ use of smartphones: The role of smartphones in the process of (re-)negotiating political issues in Senegal in the panel “Making things political: Political anthropology meets STS in the Global South”

Das Ende der Aushandlungen?, Conference of the German Anthropological Association, Konstanz, October 2019
Anonymization in the university curriculum: Are future anthropologists being prepared for the ethical and methodological aspects of anonymization? at the roundtable “(Re-)negotiating anonymity in ethnographic research”


Invited Talks and Guest Lectures


Alumni Day 2021, ANEF (Alumni-Netzwerk des Instituts für Ethnologie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), October 2021
Discussant in the panel discussion Digital Natives

Africa Colloquium, Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, February 2020
“Tout ce que je fais, c’est avec mon smartphone” - Wie senegalesische Aktivist*innen ihre Smartphones im Rahmen ihres Engagements nutzen



Generationsgerechte Digitalisierung, Tagung der Jungen Gesellschaft für Informatik und der Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing, August 2022
Der Digital Divide - Digitalisierung und Ungleichheiten
Pflegeroboter - Können wir die “Pflegekrise” durch Technologie lösen?

Summer School 2022, organized by members of the Mastodon instance scholar.social, online, July 2022
Representations of AI. Why we need to do better

Children’s University, Familienakademie, Kathinka Platzhoff Stiftung, Hanau, April 2022
Wie funktionieren eigentlich Roboter; for more information see my blog post here

Summer School 2021, organized by members of the Mastodon instance scholar.social, online, August 2021
On Artificial Intelligence