New book, Being Digital Citizens, by Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths) and Engin Isin (Open University)
Published with Rowman and Littlefield International, Being Digital Citizens develops a critical perspective on the challenges and possibilities presented by cyberspace. Isin and Ruppert examine how we encounter and perform new sorts of rights and duties through the Internet, and show how the online world is changing the ways in which we govern and are governed. The book highlights the dynamic relationship between the key concepts of citizenship and cyberspace, explores how the digital world offers new challenges and opportunities for understanding political action and agency and provides a new theoretical understanding of what it means to be a citizen today.
See the Rowman & Littlefield webpages for more information.
Monika Krause wins British Sociological Association book award for The Good Project
Monika Krause has been awarded the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology for her book The Good Project: Humanitarian Relief NGOs and the Fragmentation of Reason, which draws on interviews with managers in aid agencies to describe the mundane routines and practical constraints that determine who gets help and who does not.
Further information can be found on the Goldsmiths news pages.
How it Became Easier to Borrow than to Save
Joe Deville and Noortje Marres will be featured on the panel at the launch and discussion of 'Lived Economies of Default: Consumer Credit, Debt Collection and the Capture of Affect', by Joe Deville and 'Devising Consumption: Cultural Economies of Insurance, Credit and Spending', by Liz McFall.
Apr 29, 18:00 - 20:15, St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ. More information can be found here.
Bikes & Bloomers - Cycling, sewing and suffragette storytelling
Kat Jungnickel will be speaking about her Bikes & Bloomers project as part of the Science Museum Lates series on 29 April. Bikes & Bloomers brings to life the challenges facing female cyclists in late C19th Britain through a collection of ‘convertible’ cycling costumes designed and patented by inventive women which enabled them to transform street wear into cycle wear via a series of deliberately concealed technologies.
For futher info and booking visit the Science Museum website.
“What makes a public affair?” Noortje Marres at Haus der Kunst
On April 16, Noortje Marres will give the Annual Lecture on the Public (der Öffentlichkeit) at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. The lecture will discuss the Pragmatist proposal that publics are called into being by issues, and explore its implications for the theory and practice of publicity today, drawing on examples from contemporary art and design practice.
More info visit the official site here.
Making Markets, Making Laws at AHRC Network ‘Technoscience, Law and Society: Interrogating the Nexus’
Vera Ehrenstein, Sveta Milyaeva and Daniel Neyland organized the ‘Making Markets, Making Laws’ panel at the ‘Articulating Science, Technology and Law: Regarding, Reflecting, and Remaking Society’ conference in April; part of the AHRC Network ‘Technoscience, Law and Society: Interrogating the Nexus’
As part of the panel they each presented the following papers:-
Sveta Milyaeva & Daniel Neyland – ‘Enacting a disparity: On the ‘data protection versus economic growth’ dilemma’
Vera Ehrenstein – ‘Inconsistent donors? Public aid, vaccine markets, and incentivizing legal agreements’
Conference abstracts can be downloaded here.
Why Map Issues? On Controversy Analysis as a Digital Method
'Why Map Issues? On Controversy Analysis as a Digital Method' by Noortje Marres is out now in Science, Technology and Human Values. This article presents the main findings of the ESRC demonstrator project Issue Mapping as a Participatory Method (2011-2013). More info: www.issuemapping.net
Alberto Toscano - 'Plasticity, Capital, and the Dialectic'
Alberto Toscano's essay 'Plasticity, Capital, and the Dialectic' has just been published in the collection Plastic Materialities: Politics, Legality, and Metamorphosis in the Work of Catherine Malabou, edited by Brenna Bhandar and Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller for Duke University Press. He has recently also taken part in an online discussion of 'Paranoid Subjectivity and the Challenges of Cognitive Mapping - How is Capitalism to be Represented?' at e-flux.
Transmissions and entanglements: making, curating and representing research
Kat Jungnickel recently presented a paper entitled 'Transmissions and entanglements: making, curating and representing research' as the closing keynote plenary at the London ESRC Doctoral Training Centres Annual Conference, "Creating and Communicating". A copy of the conference booklet can be downloaded from the ESRC London Blog.
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