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The fiction future of faculty: an afternoon of sociological design fiction

I’m organising a design fiction event in Manchester on September 16th, with James Duggan and Joseph Lindley. It’ll be great. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fiction-future-of-faculty-an-afternoon-of-sociological-design-fiction-tickets-18169546603 The ability of storytelling to help us envision and discuss a gamut of plausible futures, from… Read More ›

The politics of data science

A special issue of Discover Society I recently edited: FOCUS: The Emerging Contours of Data Science William Housley, (Cardiff University) Read More VIEWPOINT: The Politics of Data Visualisation Joanna Boehnert Read More ON THE FRONTLINE: What is the Data in Big… Read More ›

Blogging your fieldwork

Pat Thompson has written a fascinating post reflecting on her use of blogging to record field notes during an ethnographic project at the Tate summer school. She stresses the ethical challenges of such an activity – particularly the need to negotiate consent… Read More ›

CfP: Bio-power(ful) Cloud-Bodies

Bio-power(ful) Cloud-Bodies Host: Foucault Madness Collective Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Location: The Historic Thibodo House (1150 Lupine Hills Drive, Vista, CA) Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jack Halberstam The Foucault Madness Conference is back for a second year! This year’s theme… Read More ›