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Professor Adrian Mackenzie

Professor Adrian Mackenzie

Professor

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 594184
Location: B08, Bowland North

Affiliations

Sociology
Cesagen - ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics
CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
Media and Cultural Studies

I work at the intersections of science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, and social and cultural theory. I'm mainly interested in the overlaps and entanglements associated wiith network and computational media, with sciences as forms of practice and thought, and with social production of value. A lot of my current work also focuses in invention of data-related methods.

PhD Supervision Interests

Technological and scientific cultures, social and cultural theory, media and cultural studies, especially in relation to new media, network cultures, critical design and post-genomic sciences.

Current and past PhD supervision:

Kingsley Dennis, 'New complexities: converging spaces of connectivity, communication, and collaboration' PhD, 2007 (co-supervised with J. Urry, Sociology)

Soren Mork Petersen, 'Common Banality: The Affective Character of Photo Sharing, Everyday Life and Produsage Cultures' PhD 2008 (co-supervised with T. L. Taylor, ITU Copenhagen)

Daniel Ashton, ' The industry of creativity: Economic frames, creative subjects and innovative technologies in process' PhD, 2009 (co-supervised with G. Gere, Institute for Cultural Research)

Kuo Wen-Ping, 'The production and consumption practices of online journalism in digital Taiwan' PhD 2009 (co-supervised with A. Cronin, Sociology)

Deidre Leahy, ' The epileptic as experimental subject'(co-supervised with P. Palladino, History)

Laura Houston, ' Inventive infrastructures - an exploration of mobile phone 'repair' cultures in Uganda' (co-supervised with L. Suchman, Sociology)

Charalampia Kerasidou, 'Ambient computing' (co-supervised with L. Suchman, Sociology)

Current Teaching

SOCL906 Science, Technology and Society

SOCL923 Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies

Research Interests

I'm very interested in the lives of data, especially in databases but also in data analysis, modelling and 'analytics.'  I'm looking at changes in the work, productivity and situation of programmers, life scientists, and focusing on the transformations in technique, knowledge and products associated data-related developments. The wider stakes here includes the nature of promise, design, value, speculation, subjectivity and imagination in knowledge economies.

 

Additional Information

2013

From validating to verifying: public appeals in synthetic biology

Mackenzie, A. 1/12/2013 In: Science as Culture. 22, 4, p. 476-496 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Programming subjects in the regime of anticipation: software studies and subjectivity

Mackenzie, A. 8/11/2013 In: Subjectivity. 6, p. 391-405 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Synthetic biology and the technicity of biofuels

Mackenzie, A. 06/2013 In: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 44, 2, p. 190-198 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The economic principles of industrial synthetic biology: cosmogony, metabolism and commodities

Mackenzie, A. 1/06/2013 In: Engineering Studies. 5, 1, p. 74-89 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Idempotent, pluripotent, biodigital: objects in the 'biological century'

Mackenzie, A. 2013 Objects and materials: a Routledge companion. Harvey, P., Casella, E., Evans, G., Knox, H., McLean, C., Silva, E. B., Thoburn, N. & Woodward, K. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Realizing the promise of biotechnology: infrastructural-icons in synthetic biology

Mackenzie, A. 04/2013 In: Futures. 48, p. 5-12 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Living multiples: how large-scale scientific data-mining pursues identity and difference

Mackenzie, A. & McNally, R. 15/05/2013 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 30, 4, p. n/a

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Technical objects in the biological century

Mackenzie, A. 12/2012 In: Zeitschrift für Medien und Kulturforschung. 12, 1, p. 151-168 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Understanding the 'intensive' in 'data intensive research': Data flows in Next Generation Sequencing and Environmental Networked Sensors

McNally, R., Mackenzie, A., Hui, A. & Tomomitsu, J. 2012 In: International Journal of Digital Curation. 7, 1, p. 81-94 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Set

Mackenzie, A. 2012 Inventive methods: the happening of the social. Lury, C. & Wakeford, N. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 219-231 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

More parts than elements: how databases multiply

Mackenzie, A. 2012 In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 30, 2, p. 335-350 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Code and Codings in Crisis: Signification, Performativity and Excess

Mackenzie, A. & Vurdubakis, T. 11/2011 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 28, 6, p. 3-23 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Wirelessness: Radical empiricism in network cultures

Mackenzie, A. 2011 Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.255 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2010

Design in synthetic biology

Mackenzie, A. 2010 In: BioSocieties. 5, 2, p. 180-198 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Codecs: from centres of calculation to centres of envelopment

Mackenzie, A. 2010 Deleuze in Science and Technology Studies. Oxford: Berghahn Books

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2009

The promise of makeability: digital video editing and the cinematic life

Mackenzie, A. & Furstenau, M. 02/2009 In: Visual Communication. 8, 1, p. 5-22 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Intensive movement in wireless digital signal processing: from calculation to envelopment

Mackenzie, A. 2009 In: Environment and Planning A: Environment and Planning. 41, 6, p. 1294-1308 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Internationalization

Mackenzie, A. 2008 Software studies: a lexicon. Fuller, M. (ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Stars, meshes, grids: urban network-images and the embodiment of wireless infrastructures

Mackenzie, A. 2008 Consuming the entrepreneurial city: image, memory, spectacle. Cronin, A. & Heatherington, K. (eds.). New York: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Wirelessness as experience of transition

Mackenzie, A. 2008 In: The Fibreculture Journal. 13

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Introduction: Cinema and Technology/Cinema as Technology

Bennett, B., Furstenau, M. & Mackenzie, A. 2008 Cinema and Technology: Cultures, Theories, Practices. Bennett, B., Furstenau, M. & Mackenzie, A. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Suspended Animation: Thinking and Animality in Neurocultural Selfhood

Mackenzie, A. 2008 In: South Atlantic Quarterly. 107, 1, p. 145-164 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Two Cultures Become Multiple? Sciences, Humanities and Everyday Experimentation

Mackenzie, A. & Murphie, A. 2008 In: Australian Feminist Studies. 23, 55, p. 87-100 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Codes

Mackenzie, A. 2008 Software studies: a lexicon. Fuller, M. (ed.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., p. 48-54 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Cinema and technology: cultures, theories, practices.

Bennett, B. (ed.), Furstenau, M. (ed.) & Mackenzie, A. (ed.) 2008 London: Palgrave.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The Affect of Efficiency: Personal Productivity Equipment Encounters the Multiple.

Mackenzie, A. 05/2008 In: Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization. 8, 2, p. 137-156 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Protocols and the irreducible traces of embodiment: the viterbi algorithm and the mosaic of machine time

Mackenzie, A. 2007 24/7: time and temporality in the network society. Hassan, R. & Purser, R. E. (eds.). Palo Alto: Stanford University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Wireless networks and the problem of over-connectedness

Mackenzie, A. 2007 In: Media International Australia. 125, p. 94-105 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Tools for Searching, Annotation and Analysis of Speech, Music, Film and Video: A Survey.

Marsden, A. A., Lindsay, A., MacKenzie, A. & Nock, H. 30/11/2007 In: Literary and Linguistic Computing. 22, 4, p. 469-488 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

From cafe to parkbench: wi-fi and technological overflows in the city

Mackenzie, A. 2006 Mobile technologies of the city. Sheller, M. & Urry, J. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The performativity of code

Mackenzie, A. 2006 Inventive life: approaches to the new vitalism. Fraser, M., Kember, S. & Lury, C. (eds.). London: Sage

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Innumerable transmissions: WI-FI® from spectacle to movement

Mackenzie, A. 2006 In: Information, Communication and Society. 9, 6, p. 781-802 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Java: the virtuality of Internet programming

Mackenzie, A. 06/2006 In: New Media and Society. 8, 3, p. 441-466 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The meshing of impersonal and personal forces in technological action.

Mackenzie, A. 1/08/2006 In: Culture, Theory and Critique. 47, 2, p. 197-212 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Cutting code: software and sociality.

Mackenzie, A. 2006 New York: Peter Lang. 215 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Wisdom, decision support and paradigms of decision making.

Mackenzie, A., Pidd, M., Rooksby, J., Sommerville, I., Warren, I. & Westcombe, M. 1/04/2006 In: European Journal of Operational Research. 170, 1, p. 156-171 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Science: experimental sensibilities in practice.

Roberts, C. & Mackenzie, A. 05/2006 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 23, 2-3, p. 157-162 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Wisdom, decision support and paradigms of decision making

Rooksby, J., Sommerville, I., Pidd, M., Warren, D., Westcombe, M. & Mackenzie, A. 2006 In: European Journal of Operational Research. 170, 1, p. 156-171 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

The Problem of the Attractor A Singular Generality between Sciences and Social Theory.

Mackenzie, A. 10/2005 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 22, 5, p. 45-65 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Untangling the unwired: Wi-Fi and the cultural inversion of infrastructure.

Mackenzie, A. 1/08/2005 In: Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Spaces. 8, 3, p. 269-285 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Problematising the Technological: The Object as Event?

Mackenzie, A. 2005 In: Social Epistemology. 19, 4, p. 381-399 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Performativity of Code: Software and Cultures of Circulation

Mackenzie, A. 2005 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 22, 1, p. 71-92 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

From cards to code: how extreme programming re-embodies programming as a collective practice.

Mackenzie, A. & Monk, S. 03/2004 In: Computer Supported Cooperative Work. 13, 1, p. 91-117 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Finding Decisions Through Artefacts

Dix, A., Ramduny-Ellis, D., Rayson, P., Onditi, V., Sommerville, I. & Mackenzie, A. 06/2003 p. 78-82 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

2002

Transductions: bodies and machines at speed.

Mackenzie, A. 2002 London: Continuum. 256 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Making data flow.

Mackenzie, A. 08/2002 In: M/C Journal. 5, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Artefacts speak and artefacts to speak

Dix, A., Ramduny-Ellis, D., Rayson, P., Onditi, V., Sommerville, I. & Mackenzie, A. 11/2002

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

2001

The technicity of time: from 1.00 oscillations/sec to 9,192,631,770 Hz.

Mackenzie, A. 09/2001 In: Time and Society. 10, 2, p. 235-258 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Open source software: when is a tool? what is a commodity?

Mackenzie, A. 12/2001 In: Science as Culture. 10, 4, p. 541-552 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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