CSISP, the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process, is an active interdisciplinary research centre based in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths. CSISP supports work in the broad area of science, technology, society and the environment. It hosts events, research, and projects that examine the role of 'invention’ - and related terms, 'innovation', technology, discovery, change - in social and public life, and aims to facilitate collaboration and intervention across disciplines and practices that touch on the social broadly conceived: design and social science, computing and sociology, issue advocacy and social methods, biomedicine and social research, the arts and environmental science.
The Design & Social Science Seminar Series 2013-14
27 November 2013, 16:00 - 18:00
RHB143, Richard Hoggart Building
Series Introduction: "a thing to talk with" with Alex Wilkie, Jennifer Gabrys, Evelyn Ruppert & Noortje Marres
This year the Design and Social Science Seminar Series explores the burgeoning analytic interest and methodological preoccupation with data and the shifting terrain of data practices across design and social science. Incorporating lectures, workshops and demonstrations, the seminar series brings together a resonant range of events on data practices that provoke questions about the formation and force of data, the claims made for and through data, and the altered practices and politics of data.
Organised by Alex Wilkie, Jennifer Gabrys, Evelyn Ruppert & Noortje Marres.
Controversy analysis: changing settings, media, politics
A CSISP Salon with Noortje Marres and Manuel Tironi
Thursday 18th July 2013, 3.30-5pm in WT1204
This CSISP salon will explore different takes on controversy analysis as an empiricist methodology at the intersection of the social studies of science and technology (STS), politics and political theory, and medium-specific social research (eg digital). In at least some respects, controversy analysis is a fairly well-established approach in these fields. In this salon, however, we are specifically interested in the displacement of controversy analysis into new media and settings and the implications of this in terms of what this method is capable of. What does a more contextually and politically aware controversy analysis look like? Which types of methods are needed to cope with extended or radical controversies? Does the digital equipment of controversy analysis entail a recalibration of its role and status as an (anti-)social methodology? We would like to discuss, then, whether and how the displacement of methods of controversy analysis may translate into an enhancement of their analytic and normative capacities.
Tironi, M 'Atmospheres of Indagation: Disasters and the politics of excessiveness', a working paper.
Marres, N 'The environmental rendering of controversy: Who is afraid of the green cloud?', a working paper.
Barry, A (2012) 'Political situations: Knowledge controversies in transnational government'
Chateauraynaud, F (2009) 'Public controversies and the Pragmatics of Protest: Toward a Ballistics of collective action'
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