Jan-Hendrik Passoth

Jan-Hendrik Passoth was head of the Digital/Media/Lab at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, an Integrative Research Center at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), which is one of the most prominent centers for Science & Technology Studies (STS) in Germany. The Digital/Media/Lab ethnographically explores the ongoing digital transformation of our lives, our working environments and our institutions by focusing on the manifold entanglements between infrastructures, datafication and communication in digital societies. He writes about the social and cultural role of software, data and algorithms and works in close collaboration with projects in Computer Science, Mathematics and Software Engineering. His research is characterised by engaging with hands-on approaches and integrating critical reflexivity and application oriented socio-scientific contributions.


Passoth, J-H. (in print). 'Computing collectives: Digital media, music and the politics of platforms, data, algorithms'. In S. Dickel, S. Maasen & C. Schneider (eds.), TechnoScienceSociety: Technological Reconfigurations of Science and Society (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook 30), Dordrecht: Springer.

Méndez, D. & Passoth, J-H. (2019). 'Empirical software engineering: From discipline to interdiscipline'. Journal of Systems and Software 148: 170-179.

Müller, P. & Passoth, J-H (2018). 'Engineering collaborative social science toolkits: STS methods and concepts as devices for interdisciplinary diplomacy'. In A. Karafillidis & R. Weidner (eds.), Developing Support Technologies, Cham: Springer International, pp. 137-148.

Passoth, J-H. Peuker, B. & Schillmeier, M. (eds.) (2012). Agency without Actors? New Approaches to Collective Action. London: Routledge.

Funded by the European Union