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This is Uta Meier-Hahn's website.


This is Uta Meier-Hahn's webpage.

From journalism to research: I left my job in online journalism in order to pursue a PhD at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. In my doctoral thesis I focus on informal regulation of internet infrastructure. I did not fully turn away from journalism though: from 2013 to 2015 I worked as academic editor at the Internet Policy Review where I contributed to establishing a hybrid form of publication at the crossroads of journalism and academia. Now it is all about finishing my thesis.

Thoughts about Internet infrastructure

Publications & Appearances

For the majority of people in developed countries, the Internet is invisible most of the time. A socket in the wall, a cell site atop a building, a WiFi password written on a restaurant menu – only rarely are we reminded of the fact that Internet connectivity is not just there like a natural resource. It has become ambient. But for some people there is another side to it. This is a text about the networkers who make the Internet work.

There are many resources to turn to in order to learn about Internet peering. But when it comes to de-peering, networkers are mostly left with their gut feeling. This is an article about the Dos and Don'ts of dissolving peering relationships.

As of today, networkers have interconnected more than 55,000 Autonomous Systems. To find out about about the coordinative efforts that lie behind this achievement, we need to look at the uncertainties that networkers overcome in their day to day practices.

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Where to meet

Fall 2017: Fellow at RIPE NCC, Amsterdam

22 - 26 October 2017: Plenary presentation Creating connectivity. How networkers manufacture the good of the Internet at RIPE 75, Dubai

27 October 2017: Tagung der Sektion Wirtschaftssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Hamburg

15 November 2017: Internet Governance Forum Deutschland, Moderation der Session "Industrie & IoT", Berlin

2-4 May 2018: re:publica, Berlin


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