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Blog of the Centre for Invention & Social Process, Goldsmiths

August 29, 2016
by Tahani Nadim

Mattering Press Launches



Friendship is not to be sought, not to be dreamed,

not to be desired; it is to be exercised (it is a virtue).

Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace, 1952, p. 67



At some point during the proceedings that constituted the launch of Mattering Press at Conway Hall[1] I found myself looking at pictures of friends. Projected onto the screen in front of which an illustrious panel had gathered were the five absent present editors, Uli Beisel, Endre Dányi, Natalie Gill, Julien McHardy, and Michaela Spencer who together with the present present Joe Deville make up the press’s editorial team.… Continue reading

June 18, 2014
by Joe Deville

From Openness to Openings: Reflections on the Experiments in Knowledge Production workshop

Science and Technology Studies (STS) has a long-standing interest in analysing the politics of knowledge production. One of its strengths has been the demonstration of the contingencies, blindspots and power-plays that are wrapped up in the creation, standardisation, and distribution of knowledge about the world across a variety of domains. STS has, however, been less good in confronting the challenge that the rise of digital publishing and the Open Access (OA) movement poses to the conditions of its own forms of knowledge production and distribution. This is the encounter that was staged at a workshop that took place at Goldsmiths on the 20th March earlier this year, organised and hosted by CSISP.… Continue reading