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New Sciences of Protection: Futures, Time, Control and Insecurity
Date: 8-9 May 2008 Time: 2.00 pm 8 May - 4.45pm 9 May
Futures: Time, Control and Insecurity - 8-9 May 2008
Meeting Rooms 2&3, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University
Thursday 8 May, 14.00 - Friday 9 May, 16.15
In this workshop we will explore ways in which the contemporary obsession with insecurity is generating new forms of technical promise, offering control and protection in the wars against terror and environmental apocalypse. What are the ethico-political issues of societies saturated with images of insecure futures? How can contemporary attempts to design safe futures learn from previous modern desires for control and perfection in design? Are the latest obsessions with control and protection moving us into a new ethico-political terrain or are they simply the latest manifestations of modernity's desire for safe life?
The full programme is available at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/ias/annualprogramme/protection/workshop6/index.htm
This is the sixth workshop in the 2007-08 Annual Research Programme of Lancaster University's Institute for Advanced Studies, The New Sciences of Protection - Designing Safe Living
There is no cost to attend the event, and people can register by emailing Anne-Marie Mumford on firstname.lastname@example.org their details.
Who can attend: Anyone
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