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September 28, 2018
by Emily Nicholls
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Welcome Jade Henry

Jade Henry is very pleased to be joining CISP as a post-doctoral Visiting Research Fellow until October 2019. During this period, she will be consolidating her recently completed doctoral work on Critical Care, mobile learning technology and the global health sector. This will culminate in the submission of a grant proposal for a new research project at Goldsmiths, examining the intersections between care practices, algorithms, and the formation of publics.

Jade recently earned her PhD at UCL Institute of Education where she studied the matters of care in designing new mobile learning technology for Kenyan community health workers. Prior to this, she worked for over a decade as a researcher analyst at Kaiser Permanente, a private sector health care delivery system in the US.… Continue reading

June 28, 2018
by Emily Nicholls
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Reflections from the CISP Project Group visit to Mark Dion’s exhibition, ‘Theatre for the Natural World’

The CISP Project Group is (primarily) a reading group based in CISP. Our reading and discussion has so far had a particular focus on care and on 3rd May 2018 we visited the Whitechapel Gallery to see an exhibition by Mark Dion. Below, two members of the group, Liam Healy and Sarah Pennington, reflect on the exhibition in the context of some of our ongoing discussions in the group.

 

Mark Dion is an American artist, born in 1961, whose work aims to provoke and probe at the way humans ‘tell’ the natural world. The aim of this writing is to think with Dion’s exhibition at the Whitechapel gallery, Theatre for the Natural World, through various concepts of care, particularly through the work of Maria Puig de la Bellacasa (2017).
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May 16, 2018
by Emily Nicholls
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Prototyping the Idiotic City

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Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137

Tuesday 5 June 2018 @ 9:30AM –> 4:30PM

 

Participants

Alison Powell, London School of Economics

Gyorgyi Galik, Royal College of Art, London/Umbrellium

Jennifer Gabrys, University of Goldsmiths

Mike Michael, University of Exeter

Noortje Marres, CIM, University of Warwik

Ola Söderström, University of Neuchâtel

Uriel Fogué, ESAYA, UEM

 

Organisers

CISP & Fondecyt N°1180062

 

Abstract

In recent years, the notion of smartness has gained pervasive prominence in various spheres of social life and the ways that cities can be known, planned and governed. Data collection is now enabled through embedded sensors and devices in urban space, particularly in the development of the Internet of Things.… Continue reading

January 9, 2017
by CISP Administrator
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Experimenting in the Plural. A Report on the Workshop “The New Experimentalisms”

By Kim Kullmann

The Workshop The New Experimentalisms, held on September 21st 2016 at CISP was organised in response to an expanding cross-disciplinary interest in experimentation as a mode of enquiry. While contemporary experimentalisms draw on a range of resources, from laboratory ethnographies in Science and Technology Studies to the early urban research of the Chicago School, such work is united in the assumption that knowing the world necessarily participates in its coming into being (see Guggenheim 2012; Kullman 2013). Instead of settling with empirical description, then, experimenters compose various types of devices and set-ups to induce new variations in phenomena, so as to bring out their transformative potential.… Continue reading

January 6, 2017
by Baki Cakici
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CISP Salon: STS Then & Now – Infrastructure (Jan 18, 2017)

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CISP Salon poster designed by Naho Matsuda.

 

CISP Salon: STS Then & Now – Infrastructure
January 18 (Wednesday) 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm, 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