December 1, 2016

Technology Studies Reading Group

artificial-intelligence_0The technology studies reading group offers an informal setting to share ideas around key theories and concepts in technology studies. From the rise of big data to the impacts of nanotechnologies, the reading group brings together faculty members and PGRs from across disciplines to ask questions about how we do research on–and with–changing technologies. The reading group will meet bi-monthly during lunchtime. All members are welcome to propose readings and lead a session.

15th December 11:00–13:00, Talbot Campus, room P405

Bruno Latour’s (2005) Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory (full text here: http://dss-edit.com/plu/Latour_Reassembling.pdf)

We will discuss three chapters:

  • Introduction: How to Resume the Task of Tracing Associations
  • Third Source of Uncertainty: Objects too Have Agency
  • Conclusion: From Society to Collective—Can the Social Be Reassembled?

You are of course welcome to read the whole book, but as we are busy we thought we’d focus our discussion around a few key chapters.

For more information, or to be added to our reading group list, email: afeigenbaum@bournemouth.ac.uk