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Seminar : Armin Beverungen

[20] [Jan 2017] [ 1:30 pm] [ ]


  • Seminar "Algorithmic Management: Software, Platforms, Critique"

Armin Beverungen is currently Junior Director at the Digital Cultures Research Lab (DCRL) at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.

He studied organization studies and sociology in Lancaster and Cambridge, before completing his PhD on the reception of Marxism in the business school at the University of Leicester in 2010. From 2008 to 2011, he taught and researched as Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England in Bristol, before joining the Hybrid Publishing Lab  at Leuphana University. He has published widely on the university, financialisation, business ethics, open access publishing and digital labour, amongst others things, and you can find most of his work available on .

Armin is involved in a long-term project to engage media and organization theory. With Timon Beyes and Lisa Conrad, he hosted a sub-theme of EGOS 2015  in Athens, Greece, on ‘digital media and organization’, which will evolve into a publication. With Florian Sprenger, he is currently editing a themed issue of The Fibreculture Journal on computing the city , which results from a workshop in 2014 on the same topic. With Clemens Apprich and others, he is running a further sub-theme on network media and social movements at LAEMOS 2016 in Viña del Mar, Chile.

Armin has for many years been involved in open access publishing, and is a longstanding member of the editorial collective of ephemera: theory & politics in organization . He also used to be a publisher at MayFly Books , an open access book publisher currently being relaunched. With colleagues at the Centre for Digital Cultures, he has set up the new open access journal spheres: Journal for Digital Cultures , which was launched in November 2014 with a first issue on politics after networks. He is also a series editor of the Digital Cultures book series  established by the DCRL and published in association with Meson Press, which was launched in June 2015.