The brain

Science & Technology

Examining the roles of invention, innovation, technology, discovery and change in social and public life.

Course overview

Goldsmiths has a rich and acclaimed tradition of social and cultural research that addresses the broad areas of science, medicine, technology and the environment.

We play host to many events, research initiatives and projects that explore and examine the role of 'invention’ and ‘process’ – which encompasses ‘creativity’, ‘innovation’, ‘discovery’, novelty and change – in social and public life.

These endeavors aim to facilitate collaboration and intervention across disciplines and practices that touch on the social broadly conceived, including, but not limited to:

  • Design and social science
  • Computing and sociology
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI) and computational technology
  • Issue advocacy and social methods
  • Biomedicine and social research
  • The arts and environmental science
  • The sociocultural dimensions of media technologies
  • Algorithms and data
  • Practice-based methods.

Goldsmiths’ expertise in the area of science and technology is also notable for the longstanding emphasis and commitment it’s experts have placed on theoretical originality.


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