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Context and Setting

The HCC Data Lab contributed to the two-day workshop on »Automation, Control, and Incompetence – Socio-Technical Ecologies of Responsible Filtering in the 20th and 21st Century« at the cluster of excellence »Matters of Activity« (MoA). The workshop took place on December 1st-2nd, 2022 at the MoA central laboratory in Berlin. Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn, head of the HCC Research Group, acts as principal investigator for two of the six projects at the MoA cluster: Cutting and Filtering. In the project Filtering, the HCC's research is focused on Robotic-assisted surgery (RAS). As part of this research, Dr. Mario Cypko investigates how to enable assistance, transparency, and feedback in the human-robotic interaction in RAS.

The aim of the two-day workshop on »Automation, Control, and Incompetence« at the MoA cluster was to elaborate »the historical and cultural-political dimensions of automation processes, as well as the current challenges of HCI and technology design in the face of diverse societies«. It gathered researchers, students and practicioners who contributed with paper presentations and discussions on histories of automation and AI, the sociality of digital filtering, politics and policies of filtering, and filtering in the context of labour, logistics and industry.