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Nomadikon would like to draw your attention to the following event:
Mediated practice: Insights from STS, critical theory and media theory - open panel at the 4S/EASST meeting in Copenhagen 2012 (cluster D, panel 46)
Anne Beaulieu, University of Groningen (anne...@xs4all.nl)
Annamaria Carusi, Oxford University (annamari...@oerc.ox.ac.uk)
Aud Sissel Hoel, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (aud.sis...@ntnu.no)
Sarah de Rijcke, Leiden University (s.de....@cwts.leidenuniv.nl)
Researchers in STS, media theory and critical theory share an interest in mediated practices. Furthermore, science and technology studies and humanities based studies of media and culture (including film, art, literature, music) have common concerns with regards to representations, meaning systems, social and institutional aspects of science, media and culture, and the politics and ethics of interventions in these domains. Researchers often draw upon overlapping perspectives and theories—though these are often deployed in different ways by scholars of science, and scholars of media and culture. The aim of this panel is to build on precedents (Thacker’s Biomedia, van Dijck’s ImagEnation, etc.) and to further explore these overlaps and divergences, and the ways in which concepts, ideas approaches and perspectives might travel more effectively across science and technological studies, media studies and cultural studies. We invite papers that show how a concept developed i
n one field can be used in the other, either via analysis of examples, by adopting a hybrid approach, or by theoretical reflection. Papers for the panel could address:
- Relations between ideas of medium and technologies in STS and media/critical theory.
- Analyses of visual, textual, and audio objects that use a combined approach from STS and media/critical theory.
- Different ideas of agency (for example, in the context of authors and artists as well as social actors).
- Different understandings of interpretation as an act, practice and process.
- The relation between local and situated meanings on the one hand and general and abstract terms on the other, and issues of circulation of meaning in mediated settings.
- Approaches to contextualised ethics and socio-political responsibility or intervention that draw on STS and media/critical theory.
Please submit papers via http://www.4sonline.org/meeting. Deadline is March 11, 2012.
Please forward to others who might find the topic of this open panel of interest.