What are the opportunities and challenges for social research and sociological methodology as they encounter the worlds of technology development and design? Does social research emerge more creative and inventive in these collaborative engagements, or merely face a series of disappointments? Is it a process of translation or transformation? How can we think critically about such attempts to participate in making?
This public seminar will address these questions by bringing together speakers from sociology, technology development, design and art history. Talks will address the impact of the work of the Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography (INCITE), founded by Nina Wakeford in 2001, and look forward to the new theoretical and methodological agendas which are being forged by its former students and researchers.
Kris Cohen, Art History, Reed College
Britt Hatzius – Artist
Kat Jungnickel – Sociology, Goldsmiths
Kate Orton-Johnson – Sociology, Edinburgh University
Monica Moreno – Sociology, Newcastle University
Alex Taylor – Microsoft Research
Nina Wakeford, Sociology, Goldsmiths
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