On July 6-8, the Universität Siegen is hosting an international conference on computing and work organized by Thomas Haigh & Sebastian Gießmann. The idea behind the conference is that “close attention to the social processes of work has the cross-cutting potential to integrate a variety of historical, social and ethnographic research approaches, from labor history to the scientific ethnography to the study of media practice…”

The list of participants and keynote speakers is impressive. I will be speaking on documentation as computer work, and specifically on flowcharts as temporal boundary objects.