Author Archives: Alex

Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures

My new book Speculative Research (edited with Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten) is out next month, published as part of the Routledge CRESC series. Here’s the blurb: “Is another future possible? So called ‘late modernity’ is marked by the escalating rise in and proliferation of uncertainties and unforeseen events brought about by the interplay between […]

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The New Experimentalisms review

Kim Kullman has written a review of the New Experimentalisms workshop organised by Dan Neyland, Michael Guggenheim and myself and hosted by CISP (Goldsmiths) on the 20th of September 2016.

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Aesthetics, Cosmopolitics and Design

  The track Aesthetics, Cosmopolitics and Design included nine papers at DRS 2016 and generated a lot of interesting discussion brought about through the interdisciplinary engagement between STS and design research. The papers included in the track explored the notions of aesthetics and cosmopolitics in different (implicit and explicit) ways. In almost all, however, there is […]

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Experiments in new modes of practice: Launch of the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP)

Please come and celebrate with us the relaunch of CSISP: Experiments in new modes of practice:Launch of the Centre for the study of Invention and Social Process (CISP)   Andrés Jaque, Office for Political Innovation (Madrid/New York and Antoine Hennion (Centre de Sociologie de l’innovation, Ecole des Mines, Paris)   Chaired by the new directors: Marsha Rosengarten, Michael Guggenheim […]

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How To Become Modern: Time, Work and Infrastructure in Rural Newfoundland

CISP and the Interaction Research Studio are pleased to welcome Phoebe Sengers (Cornell University) who will be speaking on the 22nd of March Phoebe Sengers about technological infrastructures and governance in the Change Islands. All welcome. Tuesday, 22/03/201616:00-18:00 RHB 137 In the 1950’s the government of Newfoundland & Labrador began an ambitious project to transform this new Canadian province from […]

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Studio Studies Book Launch

Some photos from the book launch of Studio Studies, which took place at Goldsmiths on the 18th of February and the V&A on the 19th – as part of the Design Culture Salon.  

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Energy experiments

I’m a discussant on the track ‘Energy Experiments’ at the EASST/4S Conference, August 31st to September 3rd 2016, Barcelona Convenors Manuel Tironi (Instituto de Sociología, P. Universidad Católica de Chile, and NUMIES) Tomás Ariztía (Departamento de Sociología, Universidad Diego Portales, and NUMIES) Discussant Alex Wilkie (Department of Design, Goldsmiths) Abstract Off-grid ecovillages, online energy communities, indigenous electricity […]

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