Online event: "Bots & Digital Infrapuncture"

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On 30 June the online event Bots & Digital Infrapuncture will take place. 

In 2016 Deb Verhoeven proposed “digital infrapuncture” as a new model for digital humanities infrastructure. She was herein responding to scholarly conversations on the need to reconsider digital information infrastructure in terms of capacity and care (Nowvisikie 2015). More specifically, digital infrapuncture concerns “how small scale infrastructure interventions can transform larger contexts.”

Digital infrapuncture

Inspired by the potential of digital infrapuncture, the workshop experiments with bots in chat protocols (adapting code provided or enacting the bots’ behaviours iteratively) to intervene in platform logic.

Note: while coding skills are handy, they are not needed to participate


9.15 - 10.00

Opening lecture on Digital Infrapuncture (open to wider public)

By Deb Verhoeven (Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics at University of Alberta) 

10.00 - 13.00

Practical workshop

By Cristina Cochior and Manetta Berends (researchers/designers) 


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End date and time
Entrance fee
Free entrance

There are only 12 spots available for this workshop. If necessary, we will work with a selection process based on motivation and skill set. Register before 10 June 2020 via Google Form. Notice will be sent out by 12 June.

If you would only like to join the opening lecture please e-mail K.F.vanEs (at)