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STS Mixtures: Video Conference Seminar with Susan Leigh Star
Date: 29 July 2009 Time: 11:45 - 13:45
Venue: INFOLAB c60
Second trans-continental video conference seminar on 'Materiality, Specificity and Story' with over 46 different institutions around the world who have expressed an interest in participating. Presentation and discussion will be led by:
Susan Leigh Star
author of 'Sorting Things Out: Classification and its Consequences' (with Geoffrey Bowker) and 'The Cultures of Computing' from University of Pittsburgh (formerly at Centre for Science, Technology and Society, Santa Clara University). She will be speaking on her latest work live via video conference and web stream from Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory, Australia, alongside Helen Verran and Michael Christie.
Book your place, book your lunch!
Lunch will be provided if you book your place by emailing Laura Watts, Centre for Science Studies, Department of Sociology. Please say if you are vegetarian/vegan or have any other special dietary requirements. Places and lunch are limited, so first come, first served...
STS Mixtures Trans-Continental Video Conference Seminar Series
The 'STS Mixtures' is an informal seminar series, which began at the Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University UK. This expanded to include a series of video conference seminars with the Actor-Network Theory Group at University of Melbourne, featuring presentations and discussion with John Law, Helen Verran, Dianne Mulcahy, and Robin Usher.
We are expanding this once more into a trans-continental video conference seminar series in 2009, and are inviting individuals and research groups from around the world to participate in the discussion. The theme will be 'Materiality, Specificity, and Story'.
Three events in May, July, and October, with internationally recognised guest speakers, will explore how materialities get enacted differently in different places, and how these effect the making of different empirical accounts or stories; how materiality, place, and story are intertwined world-making practices. We also hope that the discussion will explore generative methods for doing materiality and story differently in STS, within academic writing, map-making, design, teaching, and so on.
To find out more, and how to participate in the video conference seminars, please visit http://stsmixtures.wordpress.com
Event website: http://stsmixtures.wordpress.com
Who can attend: Anyone
Associated staff: Laura Watts
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