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May 4, 2016
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A two-day Symposium with Isabelle Stengers and Goldsmiths academics

The Insistence of the Possible - A Two-Day Symposium with Isabelle Stengers

The Insistence of the Possible – A Two-Day Symposium with Isabelle Stengers

The Insistence of the Possible

A Two-Day Symposium with Isabelle Stengers

18th and 19th of May 2016, 2pm-6pm
PSH 314, New Academic Building
Free but registration is essential

These two events will explore the development of Isabelle Stengers’ work, and will engage with her in conversations about many of her influential concepts and propositions. The two days will consist of brief interventions by Goldsmiths staff members that will focus around a selection of her most recent essays. These will be followed by conversations with Stengers as well as with members of the audience.

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March 17, 2016
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Launch of the Centre for Invention and Social Process

Experiments in New Modes of Practice. Launch of the Centre for Invention and Social Process

Experiments in New Modes of Practice. Launch of the Centre for Invention and Social Process

Please come and celebrate with us the relaunch of CSISP

Experiments in new modes of practice:
Launch of the Centre for the study of Invention and Social Process (CISP)

 
Andrés Jaque, Office for Political Innovation (Madrid/New York and
Antoine Hennion (Centre de Sociologie de l’innovation, Ecole des Mines, Paris)
 
Chaired by the new directors: Marsha Rosengarten, Michael Guggenheim & Alex Wilkie
 
Wednesday 23rd of March 2016, 5pm-7pm
Richard Hoggart Building, RHB 300
All Welcome

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March 17, 2016
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How To Become Modern: Time, Work and Infrastructure in Rural Newfoundland

Phoebe Sengers: How to become modern.

Phoebe Sengers: How to become modern.

CISP and the Interaction Research Studio are pleased to welcome Phoebe Sengers (Cornell University) who will be speaking on the 22nd of March Phoebe Sengers about technological infrastructures and governance in the Change Islands. All welcome.

Tuesday, 22/03/2016
16:00-18:00
RHB 137

In the 1950’s the government of Newfoundland & Labrador began an ambitious project to transform this new Canadian province from an impoverished rural backwater to an industrial economy. Central to this plan was the organized movement of most of its population from isolated fishing villages to centralized settlements allowing easier access to services and infrastructures. Change Islands was one of a few villages that actively resisted this move and insisted instead on modernizing in place. Within a few years, the village was overrun with unfamiliar technologies, including electricity, telephone, television, cars, roads, and running water.

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January 4, 2016
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New Collective Practices of Measurement, Monitoring and Evidence

EASST Conference Track at Barcelona 31st August – 3rd September 2016
Across multiple domains of interest to science and technology studies, including the formation of markets, the study of environments and the making of governable populations, measurement and monitoring techniques have become key for assessing “problems” and demonstrating the effectiveness of “solutions”. While techniques of measurement and monitoring and the evidence they generate are often the monopoly of dominant institutions, they are being challenged and remade by the practices of numerous new actors and collectives. This track will address the ways in which new collective and distributed practices are reshaping techniques of measurement and monitoring and the formation of evidence.

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January 4, 2016
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Cosmopolitical Research and STS

EASST Conference Track at Barcelona
31st August – 3rd September 2016

This call for papers invites contributions to a cosmopolitical research agenda in STS that draws attention to the questionability of the normal in social relations and how social normalcy is disrupted, questioned and altered by unforeseeable events, unexpected practices and uncommon actors and actor-coalitions. The track will focus on empirical and conceptual work that address how STS can contribute to novel understandings and engagement with the non-normal, the un-common and unexpected which challenge and put at risk the conduct of everyday life practices and institutionalized orderings.

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