SNSF Digital lives project "Windows of exposure"

Funding Agency

Swiss National Science Foundation

Start and End Date

09/01/2018 to 02/29/2020

Computer Vulnerability + Anthropology

This exploratory project aims to pave the way toward an anthropology of computer (in)security. Computer security is compromised when a vulnerability is exploitable and allows unauthorized access to digital devices or networks. Currently, such computer vulnerabilities represent a considerable threat to the security of contemporary societies and bear tremendous consequences to political processes, the economy and impact social norms and practices. This "digital lives" project aims to account for the socio-cultural dynamics, ethical dimensions and (in)securitziation processes embedded into three interconnected issues: the practices of vulnerability disclosure, operational security and advocacy related to digital rights and governance.

Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography

The Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE: pronounced “peace”) is an open source (Drupal-based) digital platform that supports multi-sited, cross-scale ethnographic and historical research. The platform links researchers in new ways, enables new kinds of analyses and data visualization, and activates researchers’ engagement with public problems and diverse audiences. PECE is at the center of a research project that explores how digital infrastructure can be designed to support collaborative hermeneutics....

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Principal Investigator

Professor David Bozzini

Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales
PER21 – Bureau G302
Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg
+41 26 300 78 40
david.bozzini@unifr.ch

PhD Student

Sylvain Besençon

Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales
PER21 – Bureau G320
Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg
+41 26 300 78 46
sylvain.besencon@unifr.ch
PGP ID key: A040 6B3A

Webmaster of PECE

Elise Vuitton

Étudiante MA
Webmaster of PECE
Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales
elise.vuitton@unifr.ch

Former contributor

Audrey Varone

Etudiante BA
Webmaster of PECE
Anthropologie sociale
Département des Sciences sociales
audrey.varone@unifr.ch