Category Archives: STS

Forecasting the future

The fourth Austerity Futures workshop – Forecasting the Future – took place last Friday at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, in London. The speakers included Arie Rip, Martin Giraudeau (LSE) and Alex Taylor (Microsoft Research) and responses came from Paul Martin (Sheffield), Julie Froud (Manchester) and Bethan Evans (Liverpool). The presentations and responses were followed by a […]

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Performative Futures: Expectations, Promises and Failures Pre- and Post-austerity

The next session of the Austerity Futures seminar series has been announced and is scheduled to take place on the 13th of March at the University of York. Here’s the blurb: Performative futures: expectations, promises and failures pre- and post-austerity It is often argued that we should understand expectations as ‘constitutive’ or ‘performative’, but more […]

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Internat 26, Malmö ~ Re-Assembling the Social

Next week I’m participating in an PhD training event organised by the Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education entitled ‘Re-Assembling the Social’. Naturally, the event is working on Latourian concepts of the social as well as participation and issue mapping. Click here for more info.

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MA Design: Interaction Research

Alongside my colleague, Tobie Kerridge, I am starting a new MA at Goldsmiths entitled ‘MA Design: Interaction Research‘. The MA will bring together design-led empirical research with concepts and methods derived from STS and cater for students with backgrounds in Design and the Social Sciences. Here’s a description from the Goldsmiths web site. “Grounded in […]

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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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