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January 17, 2018
by Emily Nicholls
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Welcome Martín Tironi

The Centre for Invention and Social Process would like to extend a warm welcome to Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Martín Tironi.

During his time at CISP, he will be looking at the role of prototyping in the exploration of new types of connections between humans and non-humans, specifically the types of “multispecies encounters” that can be created by the prototype as a form of socio-material speculation. He will also be expanding on his research on urban experiments and discourses on datification of the city through digital sensors.… Continue reading

March 13, 2017
by Baki Cakici
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CISP Salon: Postcolonial STS (Mar 15, 2017)

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CISP Salon: STS Then & Now – Postcolonial STS
March 15 (Wednesday) 2017
3:00pm-5:00pm, Warmington Tower 1204

Over the past 40 years, Science and Technology Studies (STS) has grown with contributions from many disciplines, sometimes leading to complicated genealogies concerning its many theoretical commitments. During the Autumn and Spring terms, we will meet to discuss two texts in conversation with each other to trace how theories and methods have changed over time. With this reinvention of the CISP Salon, we aim to offer an entry point to STS for those new to the field, as well as providing a new discussion for those familiar with the literature.… Continue reading

February 15, 2017
by CISP Administrator
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How to Make an Archive Travel? The Launch of the WAL App

This event marks the official launch of the Women’s Art Library (WAL) App. The launch provides an occasion for women artists, academics, students and all other members of the interested public to engage with materials from the archive, learn more about the Women’s Art Library and also try on the Wal App with devices provided by the Library.

The WAL App is part of a project called How to Make an Archive Travel? led by Ana-Maria Herman (Research Associate at the Women’s Art Library and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Invention and Social Process). For more information about the project visit www.howtomakeanarchivetravel.wordpress.com or follow updates on Twitter @archivetravels.… Continue reading

February 3, 2017
by CISP Administrator
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This is the Modern World?

This is the Modern World?

An expedition through the REF and other ‘neoliberal’ times

Inaugural lecture by Daniel Neyland

In collaboration with Vera Ehrenstein and Sveta Milyaeva

What times do we live in and how should we get through them? To address this question I suggest using Latour’s notion of The Modern as a departure point for an expedition through the devices of ‘neoliberalism’ (a term that loses as much as it gains through usage). From emissions trading, advance market commitments, to social impact bonds, we will explore how these devices anticipate a pure and linear time of progress, only to be overwhelmed by hybridity and plurality.… Continue reading