Category Archives: STS

Austerity Futures

On Friday the 9th of November the first ‘Austerity Futures’ workshop will take place in Lancaster. Here’s some info from the site: “Austerity Futures? Imagining and Materialising the Future in an ‘Age of Austerity’ is a two year programme of events that examines whether the current ‘age of austerity’ in the UK, Europe and some […]

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Parasites, Idiots and Diplomats

At 4S/EASST I also presented the paper ‘Parasites, Idiots and Diplomats: Engaging with Energy Communities’ as part of the panel ‘Design & Cosmopolitics’. Here’s the abstract: In this paper I explore processes of engagement occasioned in an innovative energy-demand reduction research project. I present a case involving three Twitter research probes employed as part of […]

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Material Participation Book Launch

On October 10th I’ll be joining Javier Lezaun (University of Oxford), Celia Lury (Warwick University) in a panel discussion to mark the launch of Noortje Marres’ new book  ‘Material Participation: Technology, the Environment and Everyday Publics‘. The launch starts at 5:30pm at the  the Centre for Creative Collaboration, near King’s Cross Station, London. Places are limited so please send an […]

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Design, STS and Cosmopolitics

I’m part of the organising committee for a session at the forthcoming joint EASST/4S conference ‘Design and Displacement – Social Studies of Science and Technology’. The session is entitled ‘Design, STS and Cosmopolitics: From Intervention to Emergence in Participation and Sustainability’ and will be engaging with the challenge of how to seriously think about the politics of […]

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Doing Intervention and Enacting the ‘Everyday’

I’m organising a seminar at Goldsmiths entitled:  Doing Intervention and Enacting the ‘Everyday': How Users Figure in Innovation Projects Speakers: Torben Elgaard Jensen & Morten Krogh Petersen (The Technical University of Denmark) 16th May 2012 | 16:30 ~ 18:30 NAB LGO1 (New Academic Building) Goldsmiths, University of London New Cross, London SE14 6NW, UK This seminar will include two 30 minute […]

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Participatory Moves as Parasitic

On June 1st I’m giving a keynote lecture at the IT University Copenhagen as part of the workshop ‘Participatory Moves as Parasitic Relations in Senior Healthcare‘. My keynote is entitled ‘Noisy Engagements’ and I will be reflecting on the the interventionist forms of research we have been conducting as part of the Energy & Co-Designing […]

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Javier Lezaun at CSISP

Javier Lezaun gave a presentation entitled ‘Cinematography and the Discovery of Social Kinetics’ as part of the New In Social Research Seminar series hosted by CSISP, Goldsmiths. The CSISP blog provides a report as well as an audio download of his talk.

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