A new publication is out! Together with Anna-Lisa Müller I published an article based on our book about Architecture and STS. Click here to learn more about our understanding of the notion of Locality!
New publication! It's about the "Interactional Foundations of Economic Forecasting" in a volume edited by Jens Beckert and Richard Bronk!
My new book presenting a sociology of scientific econimmc forecasting in Germany is now available!
I always knew it: beer has "mood-elevating effects"! Read the new paper by Sommer(!) et al. about how the D2 receptor and hordenine co-operate. Cheers!
New publication! Read my new article about the shortcomings of the current use of the notion of Open Science here.
Out now! A first conceptual article about what we may call a Synthetic Society. More will follow!
"Article I All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."
Today I received my Habilitation. I am a PD now.
I published a new article on quantitative methods in the history of sociology!
In 2013 i wrote a first article about the history of the Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie and now a second one was published - with updated quantitative and new qualitative data. Great!
Proud to be part of another great event together with many researchers working on forecasting in economics and the economy. Organized by the MPIfG and held in Paris, oui Paris.
Here is a good Event: "Sinn und Unsinn von Wirtschaftsprognosen" at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. (I will be on the stage.)
Great News! The book I co-edited with Anna-Lisa Müller on the sociality of architecture and materiality is out now! Buy it here!
The publisher Elsevier has anounced that the second edition of the Internaitonal Encyclopedia for the Social and Behavioral Sciences is released now. Click here to read a blog post by the editor-in-chief James Wright about the the internationality of this monumental book project. And don't forget to read the 2 articles I have written for it!
Very interesting! Empirical data about the social closure in German universities. (see also the full article.
I'm full in trend.
I do not agree with Linus opinion about socks and sandals but I will fight for his right to make his point.
+++ Breaking News +++ The sociologial experiment I am working on these weeks is in the (local) news (pdf) +++ Breaking News +++.
In July this year I start with a row of sociologial experiments to analyze the synthetic situation. We managed to gain support from several institutions to realize this very unusual sociological project: Thanks to SPP "Mediatisierte Welten", creativetechnologies.de, Historisches Museum Bielefeld, the University of Konstanz, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft!
Please Support Michael Köhlmeier in his engagment against Austrian racist neonazis. And buy Michaels books! Preferably in a bookstore in your city.
Hahahaha. I just can laugh about the 10th birthday of F*ceb**k. My website may be oldschool and red but it is already 13 years old. In your face, Mr. Zuckerberg.
Reichmann, Werner. 2013. "Epistemic participation - how to produce knowledge about the economic future". Social Studies of Science 43(6):852-877.
Younger STS-scholars! Go to Bielefeld on Oct 12&13 and join the INSIST Kick-Off Meeting!
The "Single Market Scoreboard" reports the development of the EU's single market.
The DLF-"Chanson of the Month" (May 2013) is the first acceptable media comment to the German debate about tax evasion.
If you are a not an English native-speaker and need someone who corrects your english texts, I really recommend Anne and her new company: www.write-english.de.
The Independent says that "Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany".
Finally, the Krümelmonster returned the cookie. Thank you..
Today is Universal Children's Day.
A piece of Philosophy of Science.
The evaluation of my course on "Advanced Philosophy of Science" is online. Just click on teaching and enjoy.
Germany: 2% of all academic scholars, who are not full professors, have an open-ended contract. 53% of the contracts run for less than 12 months. (nds - Zeitschrift der Bildungsgewerkschaft, 9-2012, p.28).
About the relationship between Austria and Germany.
"Agnosticism in matters of science is the only way to start without being trapped on one side of the many wars being fought by the guardians of science's borders" (Latour 1988:6)
How can I understand Russia's rank in this chart?
Christian Y. Schmid, former member of TITANIC, about Ai Wei Wei.
I'm looking forward to the Dreiländerkongress in Innsbruck. #LKSoz update on 29.9.2011: I'm ill and can not come to the conference in Innsbruck. :-(
20 Years ago Linus Torvalds published the first version of a operating system. Today we call it Linux, it drives 90% of all webservers, and makes my life easier every day. Thank you. Here is Linus' first post in a newsgroup.
This is a (well, more or less) interactive map telling the history of famous brands. Interesting!
What the hell are Linux-holidays? Find 'em here!
Here are some hints for journalists!
For those of you who live in or around Köln/Cologne this may be interesting.
Today is International Women's Day.
Today is International Holocaust Remembrence Day. What are presidents from the German-speaking countries doing on such a day? German's president Wulff is in Ausschwitz to remember and to keep silent. Austria's president is in Burgenland to open "Lisztomania" and smiles to every camera. I'm so ashamed. I prefer to live in an enlightened political system.
What do you think why teens drink alcohol? Because everyone else does it too. Cheers.
I hope I will never find a photo of myself in this blog.
My great statistics of suicides and traffic accidents is still available.
Still availaible! "Die Disziplinierung des ökonomischen Wandels" (Metropolis-Verlag)
The latest course evaluation is online.
This year someone won the Eurovision Song Contest. Here is the Hymn: download.
Now the way is clear for the big triumph of the Austrian soccer team at the World Championship.
"The Economist" tries to re-arrange Europa - and goes an innovative way.
I've been invited to hold a lecture about forecasting and "Doing Future" at EXPLORATIONEN Symposium" on June 11th, 2010.
Am 20.4.2010 und am 27.4.2010 entfaellt die Sprechstunde.
During the semester break I change my office hours! (more info? click on 'teaching'.)
Here you can find voices out of the centre of the econoimic crisis.
The new evaluation of my courses this term are now online. Click on "teaching" and "enjoy".
There's a discussion about the relationship between science and the public at raumnachrichten.de. Feel free to participate!
I made a public photo-album @ picasa. It's a (more or less) sociological collection of photos caught in the web.
Mr. Diekmann, you've got mail.
The new "Gender Gap Report 2009" is out now! Paraguay is the biggest winner (2008:100, 2009:64), Tanzania the biggest loser (2008:38, 2009:71), and Yemen (again) lost the race.
@all students in the "Prognose"-course: the syllabus is now online.
You should read more poetry!
I never thought that Niklas Luhmann could be this funny.
In Germany some PhD-Candidates paid for their academic title.
Quiz: What happend to the last undemocratic Bundeswahlleiter? Click here for the answer!.
They use Baudrillard to explain Die PARTEI. I prefer the "political" interpretation.
During the semester break I change my office hours! (more info? click on 'teaching'.)
I want my money back!
Here's a very good text about experiencing Europe.
Happy Birthday, BRD!!
REAL LUXURY 9.04
SOCIOLOGY: What happens if a real sociologist meets a real queen?
WORLDNEWS:We like Barack. Cheers!
Homo Meritocratus: "To actually see if there was any validity to the afore-mentioned article" (Nature 452, p.674) some of us use some little helpers.
LINK OF THE WEEK : Gerd Kaup's wonderful ranking of the greatest entries in "Wikipedia". Today: Heinz Conrads!
WORLDNEWS : Russia's prime-minister V. Putin apologizes for killing a tiger! A speaker of the friendly dictator reported that Putin targeted at a TV-journalist when suddenly the tiger jumped into the scence.
Have a good time in Yale Stefan Beljean!
Normally I don't laugh about this guy (he seems to be too dangerous) but these photos are good.
The heart of every public sociologist increases beating when investigating the possibilities of social networtk analysis. You'll find a very good example here.
Here's a website "honoring those who improve the species...by accidentally removing themselves from it!'" Hehe. Marvelous!
Those who are interested in the possibilities of Social Network Analysis should click here.
I am excellent?!?
The results of the open questions in the course evaluations are now online! (click on "teaching")
You can now subscribe to this webpage via rss 2.0.
Here is a wonderful article about Austrians' "Weltklasse-Uni"?!?!?!
Imagine this would communicate with flickr! It seems that Microsoft is now revolutionizing web 2.0
Congratulations to the computer hacker.
A fantastic strategy to protect yourself against the dangerous consequences of sitting too long in the blazing sun.
Some look healthy, some do not and others even don't care. (Special for Stefan L.)
Where is Austria?
Strange Countries #2:
We have to rethink ... reality.
Harald Schmidt meets Helge Schneider.
Congratulations, Konrad Paul Liessmann!
How did you celebrate New Year?
Why are we Morrissey fans? Because we must.
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Super Link #8:
inside outside leave me alone inside outside nowhere is home inside outside where have I been?out of my brain on the 5:15
Super Link #7: Click here to learn how to cope with frustration and here to find the book Toni Mahoni speaks about.
Puuuhh! The links are online now...
Internet Gimmick #8:
Guess the logo!
Internet Gimmick #7:
I think britsh cars don't like cats.
Super Link #6:
I hope this service will come to Austria soon.
Internet Gimmick #6:
Who can remember Osvaldo Cavandolis screaming and laughing "la linea"-man ?!?
Internet Gimmick #5:
Watch the trailer of the new film of Borat!
Super Link #5:
Heeeee!!! My courses are NOT so easy to pass.
Internet Gimmick #5:
Internet Gimmick #4:
Kundesbanzler Purt Kalm!
Super Link #4:
I have my books and my poetry to protect me.
Super Link #3:
What you should consider when reading scientific articles.
Strange Countries #1:
Super Link #2:
Internet Gimmick #3:
Super Link #1: How to grab quantitative tables from pdf-documents? Here is a great tool with a free offer for scholarly use.
Internet Gimmick #2:
Joe gets ... Arrested! (on current.tv)
Internet Gimmick #1:
The Toni Mahoni way to loose weight