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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellows' Seminar - The Dream of a Visual Language

27th January 2020, 13:00 to 14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Torben Elgaard Jenson (Aalborg University)

Abstract

Since the 1970’s, the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has talked and written about relations between science, technology and society. But STS has done very little to depict or visualize its objects of study. Quite literally, no one has ever seen the controversies, socio-technical imaginaries, or actor-networks that STS talks about. That, however, may be about to change. With new modes of data harvesting and visualization, STS seems to be on the verge of discovering and inventing a visual language. This paper explores what this might mean for the knowledge practices and identity of the field.

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues or students interested in attending a seminar should register online in advance to reserve a place. Places will be confirmed within 48 hours of receipt (subject to availability). Alternatively please contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.