Subprojects | Project Area B | Spaces of Communication

B02
Centres of Coordination: The Polycontexturalisation of Power in Control Rooms

The focus of the research project “Centres of Coordination” is on control rooms and coordination centres, in particular those of “Smart Cities” that are equipped with technical information and communication systems and infrastructures to monitor, record and regulate specific processes within a controlled area. Since these centres are an emblem for the translocalisation and mediatisation of spaces, the aim is not only to observe and explain particular changes, but also to use this information as an indication for the overall re-figuration of spaces in late modernity.

Considering recent developments of communication technology, we are, on the one hand, interested in the mediatisation of communicative actions within and between control rooms, as well as in transformations concerning the relation between control rooms and their external environment. On the other hand, we investigate the impact of ever-changing mediatisation processes on modes of control, the ways in which they influence communicative action in control rooms, and how this leads to changes in the way space is perceived, performed and synthesised.

In order to capture long-term changes since 1990, former control room data will be compared to videographic surveys from currently operating control rooms, in addition to research on advanced “integrated operations centres” in Smart Cities.

We are confident that our empirical analysis has ample potential to further clarify the polycontexturalisation of space, particularly in terms of shifts in social control and power.

Publications

Christmann, G., Knoblauch, H., & Löw, M. (eds.). (2022). Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces. Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies. New York: Routledge.

Knoblauch, H. & Steets, S. (2022). From the Constitution to the Communicative Construction of Space. In Christmann, G., Knoblauch, H., & Löw, M. (eds.), Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces. Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies New York: Routledge.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2022). The Refiguration of Space, Circulation, and Mobility. In Million, A., Haid, C., Castillo Ulloa, I., & Baur, N. (eds.), Spatial Transformations. Kaleidoscopic Perspectives on the Refiguration of Spaces London: Routledge.

Tuma, R. & Janz, A. (2022). Centers of Coordination Refigured? Control of Synthetic Space. In Christmann, G., Knoblauch, H., & Löw, M. (eds.), Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces. Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies New York: Routledge.

Bernroider, L., Knoblauch, H., & Löw M. (2021). Der Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 1265 „Re-Figuration von Räumen“ – Einblicke in einen Forschungsverbund zur interdisziplinären Raumforschung. sozialraum.de, 13(2).

Castillo Ulloa, I., Schröder, D. J., & Helbrecht, I. (2021). Subject(ified) strategies for spatial(ised) ontological security in refigured modernity — Working Paper No. 7. Berlin: TU Berlin.

Christmann, G., Knoblauch, H., & Löw, M. (2021). Introduction. Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces. In Christmann, G., Knoblauch, H., & Löw, M. (eds.), Communicative Constructions and the Refiguration of Spaces. Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Studies New York: Routledge.

Knoblauch, H. (2021). Contexts, Contextures and the Polycontexturalization of Control Rooms. sozialraum.de, 13(1).

Knoblauch, H. (2021). Reflexive Methodology and the Empirical Theory of Science. Historical Social Research, 46(2), p. 59-79.

Knoblauch, H, & Tuma, R. (2021). Videografie und Raum. In Heinrich, A. J., Marguin, S., Million, A., & Stollmann, J. (eds.), Handbuch qualitative und visuelle Methoden der Raumforschung (p. 237-245). Bielefeld: transcript.

Knoblauch, H., Janz, A., & Schröder D. J. (2021). Kontrollzentralen und die Polykontexturalisierung von Räumen. In Löw, M., Sayman, V., Schwerer, J., & Wolf, H. (eds.), Am Ende der Globalisierung (p. 157-182). Bielefeld: transcript.

Knoblauch, H., Löw, M., Stollmann, J., & Weidenhaus, G. (eds.). (2021). Polycontexturalization: A Spatial Phenomenon – Special Issue.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2021). Digitale Mediatisierung und die Re-Figuration der Gesellschaft. In Döbler, T., Petzold, C., & Katzenbach, C. (eds.), Räume digitaler Kommunikation. Lokalität – Imagination – Virtualisierung (p. 22-45). Köln: Halem.

Marguin, S., & Knoblauch, H. (2021). Empirische Wissenschaftstheorie. Wissenschaftsethnografie, experimentelle Methodenentwicklung und Sensitizing Visits im SFB 1265 »Re-Figuration von Räumen«. In Löw, M., Sayman, V., Schwerer, J., & Wolf, H. (eds.), Am Ende der Globalisierung. Über die Refiguration von Räumen (p. 445-471). Bielefeld: transcript.

Schröder, D. J. (2021). Visuelle Inszenierung von Gewissheit - Die Smartifizierung im Feld der Kontrollzentralen. In Dimbath, O., & Pfadenhauer, M. (eds.), Kongressband der 3. Kongresses der Wissenssoziologie

Schröder, D. J. & Janz, A. (2021). Raumschiff Kontrollzentrale: Sie sind mitten unter uns. In Hoerning, J. & Misselwitz, P. (eds.), Räume in Veränderung – Ein visuelles Lesebuch (p. 142-153). Berlin: Jovis Verlag.

Knoblauch, H. (2020). Einleitung: Die Refiguration der Religion. In Knoblauch, H. (eds.), Die Refiguration der Religion. Perspektiven der Religionssoziologie und Religionswissenschaft (p. 7-28). Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.

Knoblauch, H. (2020). Religiöse Events, die Mediatisierung öffentlicher Räume und die kommunikative Konstruktion der Transzendenz . In Brunn, F. M., & Keller, S. (eds.), Teilhabe und Zusammenhalt. Potentiale von Religion im öffentlichen Raum (p. 123-140). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt.

Knoblauch, H. (2020). Symbole und Räume. Soziologische Reflexionen der Corona-Krise — Working Paper No. 5. Berlin: TU Berlin.

Knoblauch, H. (2020). The Communicative Construction of Reality. London: Routledge.

Knoblauch, H. (eds.). (2020). Die Refiguration der Religion. Perspektiven der Religionssoziologie und Religionswissenschaft. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.

Knoblauch, H. & Steets, S. (2020). Von der Konstitution zur kommunikativen Konstruktion von Raum. In Reichertz, J. (eds.), Grenzen der Kommunikation. Kommunikation an den Grenzen (p. 134-148). Weilerswist: Velbrück.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2020). Dancing in Quarantine: The Spatial Refiguration of Society and the Interaction Orders. Space and Culture, 23(3), p. 221–225.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2020). Dichotopie. Die Refiguration von Räumen in Zeiten der Pandemie. In Volkmer, M. & Werner, K. (eds.), Die Corona-Gesellschaft. Analysen zur Lage und Perspektiven für die Zukunft (p. 89-99). Bielefeld: transcript.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2020). Soziale Theoriebildung. Möglichkeiten von Interdisziplinarität in einem soziologisch geleiteten DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich. Soziologie, 49(1), p. 7-22.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2020). The Re-Figuration of Spaces and Refigured Modernity – Concept and Diagnosis. Historical Social Research, 45(2), p. 263-292.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2020). Raumfiguren, Raumkulturen und die Refiguration von Räumen. In Heinrich, A. J., Marguin, S., Million, A., & Stollmann, J. (eds.), Am Ende der Globalisierung. Über die Refiguration von Räumen (p. 25-58). Bielefeld: transcript.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2019). Die Re-Figuration von Räumen — Working Paper No. 1. Berlin: TU Berlin.

Löw, M. & Knoblauch, H. (2019). The Re-Figuration of Spaces — Working Paper No. 2. Berlin: TU Berlin.

Knoblauch, H. & Wilke, R. (2018). Forschungsinfrastrukturen für audiovisuelle Daten der Qualitativen Sozialforschung – Bedarf und Anforderungen. In Riphahn, T. R. (eds.), Archivierung und Zugang zu qualitativen Daten (p. 47-58). Berlin: RatSWD Working Paper Series.

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