Archive for September 2015

Learning and Playing Political Economy

Friday 9th October 2015, The Teaching Grid at University of Warwick  http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/staff/teaching/teachinggrid/ This one-day workshop is an opportunity for scholars of political economy to discuss and debate how they teach the many facets of this interdisciplinary field of study. A teaching focus… Read More ›

The agonistic politics of anonymous

I’ve recently been writing about the fragility of many contemporary movements: the organisational weakness that can emerge from digitally mediated assembly because the logistical labour formerly necessary to bring people together provided an important foundation for collective reflexivity. Collective projects become harder… Read More ›

CfP: Power and the Body

Power and the Body Paper Session for the 2016 ESS Annual Meeting Boston, March 17-20, 2016 Power is a topic that is commonly explored through its traditional channels of action, such as political parties, bureaucratic structures, and formal organizations. This panel, however,… Read More ›

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 ›

Deadline extended for the Social Media, Activism, and Organisations Symposium

Call for Participation 2015 Social Media, Activism, and Organisations Symposium (#SMAO15) – November 6, 2015 @ Goldsmiths, University of London FREE Registration at:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-media-activism-and-organisations-smao15-tickets-17290579589 Social media (from mainstream platforms such as Twitter to organization-specific tools) have become increasingly pervasive. This… Read More ›