The 'Numbers' reading group started again last autumn term, with two sessions planned between then and the winter vacation. The first session was at 5:30-7pm on Thursday, 3rd November in WT1204, and focused on two texts that re-examined Garbriel Tarde's work, in particular his theories of quantification and contagiontology. The second session was at 5:30-7pm on Thursday, 8th December in WT1204, and examined recent debates on metrics and metrification within two different spaces, academia and social media platforms. The focus was on metrics and rankings and we explored their use in different spaces and in relation to concepts of ordinal numbers.
Full details of the readings are on the announcement. All postgraduate and PhD students and staff were welcome to join us. If you have any questions about this reading group, please get in touch with Liam or
Carolin best wishes
Liam & Carolin