SIDEWAYS: A Conversation About Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies Today


Speaker: 
Casper Bruun Jensen, ITU Copenhagen; Stefan Helmreich, MIT; Bill Maurer, UCI; Mei Zhan, UCI
Date and Time: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Anteater Instruction and Research Building (AIRB), Room 1030
Contact for Further Information: 
Elizabeth Reddy, ereddy@uci.edu

The UC Irvine Department of Anthropology and Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion present

"SIDEWAYS: A Conversation About Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies Today"
with Casper Bruun Jensen, ITU Copenhagen; Stefan Helmreich, MIT; Bill Maurer, UCI; Mei Zhan, UCI

 

This event has already occurred, but you can watch a video recording here.

 

This conversation reconsiders anthropological bifurcations and explores their alternatives. It examines the nature of anthropological knowledge production through recent discussions about the recursivity of theory, standing athwart theory, lateral reason, comparative relativism, oneness and worlding — which are always in the middle of that which we meet halfway. Each participant will respond to a written work of the other specifically addressing questions of theory, method, object and analysis. The common cause is thinking and doing anthropological knowledge *sideways* — not above or under the phenomena under investigation or the conditions of possibility of such knowledge. The conversation will also explore the possible relationship between an anthropology less content with theoretical verities and a science and technology studies uneasy with the simple opening of black boxes.

Click here for further information or contact Elizabeth Reddy, ereddy@uci.edu.

 


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