Dr Alex Wilkie




Lecturer | Research Fellow | BA MA (RCA) PhD

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Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersections of STS, the user and material politics. Briefly put, I work around areas such as design as a prospective practice, the politics of technology, object-centered practices, the role of users in participatory forms of design as well as poststructuralist theory. Here, my work deals with developments in ANT, such as the Sociology of Expectations and theories addressing process ontology. I am also engaged in exploring inventive research methods, issue-related design as well as energy practices publics and the environment.


Recent publications

Wilkie, Alex. 2011. Regimes of Design, Logics of Users. Athenea Digital, 11(1), 317-334.

Wilkie, Alex, Gaver, William, Hemment, Drew and Giannachi, Gabriella. 2010. Creative Assemblages: Organisation and Outputs of Practice-Led Research. Leonardo, 43(1), pp. 98-99.

Wilkie, Alex. 2010. Prototypes in design: materializing futures. In: Christopher Kelty, Alberto Corsin Jimenez and George E. Marcus, eds. Protoyping Prototyping. Madrid: ARC Studio, pp. 43-50.

Wilkie, Alex. 2010. User Assemblages in Design: An Ethnographic Study. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Wilkie, Alex and Michael, Mike. 2009. Expectation and Mobilisation: Enacting Future Users. Science, Technology & Human Values, 34(4), pp. 502-522.