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Special edition: DATA AFFAIRS & Artificial Intelligence - What kind of ethics of AI do we need?

In our special edition, social and cultural anthropologist Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler speaks with mathematician and philosopher Prof. Dr. Rainer Mühlhoff about ethics and artificial intelligence. The background is the recently launched E-Learning Portal DATA AFFAIRS, which provides insights into the challenges of data management in ethnographic research as an open-source platform.

S2E8: Heated Debates, cool Strategies – Emotional-Affective Temperatures of Literary and Political Public Spheres

From heated polemics to a strategic, cool habitus – how cool are we really? And are heated debates enough to evoke change?
In this final episode of the second season, Cilja Harders and Jürgen Brokoff conclude the podcast season by talking about emotional-affective dynamics in academic work and the public sphere.

S2E7: Affect Dynamics between Revolution and Authoritarianism

Which emotional-affective strategies do autocratic regimes employ to remain in power? And vice versa, what role do affect and emotion play in political participation and transformation processes?
In this seventh episode, podcast host Cilja Harders herself is the guest.

S2E6: More than just a picture: Images and their affective implications for community

What role do audiovisual images play in processes of cultural community building? What political implications do they carry? And how is context of meaning established trough images?
In this sixth episode of the second season, our guest is film scholar Hauke Lehmann.

S2E5: The (In)Visibility of Religious Diversity

How can religious diversity be lived and represented in public? Who has the right to express religious belonging?
In this fifth episode of our second podcast season, our guest is social and cultural anthropologist Hansjörg Dilger.

S2E4: From hot to cold – A temperature scale for feelings?

What limitations and contradictions does the so-called "bürgerliche Kälte" produce in our political present? Discussing the treatment of refugees in the Mediterranean, the Black Lives Matter movement and the war in Ukraine, philosopher Henrike Kohpeiß talks about forms of articulation concerning racist discrimination and structural violence.

S2E3: More Than an Object – Living Things, Contested Property and Postcolonial Sentiments

What happens to objects when they are taken from their origin and transferred to a museum space?
In the third episode of the second season, ethnologist and curator Paola Ivanov talks about the affects and emotions that appear in conflicts of ownership regarding ethnographic collections.

S2E2: Shared feelings, shared city

Is there literature without feelings? How does the city as a historical and shared place inscribe itself in the works of authors? The second episode of our new season talks about contemporary German literature, belongings and what it means to share feelings with others. We have invited the literary scholar Anne Fleig.

S2E1: Before the law – Emotions and digitalized migration management

Which emotions matter in the management of a complex, multilayered and politicized process like migration to Germany? This episode takes a look at the emotions of those who are entrusted with the bureaucratic side.

Episode 10: On Distance - On the Disembodiment of the University as Public Sphere

The first season of the podcast "More than a Feeling - Gefühle und Gesellschaft" is coming to an end, and our two hosts Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Margreth Lünenborg look back on a year of conversations with colleagues, but also on almost two years of digitalized scientific work that have left their traces.

Episode 9: There is no such thing as ageing - how our feelings about ageing change

How old are you? Or how young? As we discover in this episode of our podcast "More than a Feeling", ageing can hardly be expressed in numbers. Ageing is too diverse for that. But what differences are there in growing old?

"Have you eaten today?" Emotion Building in Vietnamese Berlin

The 8th episode of our podcast "More than a Feeling - Feelings and Society" invites you to reflect on the formation of feelings in Vietnamese Berlin: What frictions and conflicts arise when different ideas of education collide?

Episode 7: People and plants - Emotional encounters in the botanical garden Berlin

The 7th episode of the podcast "More than a Feeling - Feelings and Society" is dedicated to the question of how our interaction with plants shapes our emotional experience, and how touching and being touched by plants can be explored ethnologically.

Masks as care - Corona in Vietnam

The 6th episode of the podcast "More than a Feeling - Feelings and Society" focuses on the Corona policy in Vietnam and its impact on the Vietnamese Diaspora in Berlin.

All neutral news? How journalism creates feelings

The 5th episode of the podcast “More than a Feeling - Emotions and Society” examines the question of how neutral the observations are that the daily news presents to us every evening at 8:15 pm. What role play feelings for every form of journalism.

Theatre as emotion-machine - livestream instead of box seat?

This episode is about theatre as an emotion-machine, about the experiences of the audience and the performers under the current pandemic measures, and about the meaning of theatre as a space of belonging in a post-migrant society. Our guests are Doris Kolesch and Matthias Warstat, both theatre scholars.

Outrage - Cultural Diversity as a Guiding Principle under Criticism

The third episode of the podcast "More Than a Feeling – Gefühle und Gesellschaft" is all about the outrage that often accompanies public discussions about cultural diversity. Our guests are Jürgen Brokoff and Christian von Scheve, who look at the phenomenon from a literary and sociological perspective.

Mindfulness - or how feelings are made

In this second episode of our podcast "More than a Feeling - Gefühl und Gesellschaft" we talk about how feelings are produced by programs like mindfulness stress reduction, that are explored by project B07 "The Fabrication of Emotion Repertoires".

No more home sweet home: When private and public become inseperable

In this first episode of the podcast "More than a Feeling - Feeling and Society" everything revolves around home sweet home and how our feeling of home changes in times of Corona.