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The Picket Line in the Digital Age

Joseph Cook -MPhil/PhD UCL Anthropology    @josephmcook

The following is the transcript from a talk given on Monday 26th February as part of a range of student-led teach-ins and debates at UCL Anthropology. The teach-ins were held in support of the ongoing industrial action by the University and College Union in protest against changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), seen by many as an attack on pensions.  The UCU predicted that these changes would leave the typical lecturer almost £10,000 a year worse off in retirement than under the current set-up. Picket lines were drawn across many departments at UCL, and a number of universities across the UK.

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The Picket Line in the Digital Age

In the digital age, work is no longer a place that you go, but a thing that you do.…

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Furnishing the Cloud Exhibition

March 9 through March 22
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

Much of our common stock of knowledge — from the inscriptions of early civilizations, the classic texts of the ancient world, the manuscripts of the Middle Ages, and the maps and scientific treatises of the Renaissance, to the tweets and open data sets of today — now resides in The Cloud. That Cloud seems to have no boundaries, no place; it floats above us, bringing its intellectual riches to those of us who are connected to it, wherever we might be. Yet The Cloud isn’t nearly as ubiquitous as the weather. Its accessibility is limited by protocols and cables, and its “content” has to be shaped, formalized through various interfaces, in order for us to perceive and process it.

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Analogue/Digital: Productive Tensions in Materiality and Archaeology

Via Sara Perry’s The Archaeological Eye

I’m so excited to be able to announce a forthcoming roundtable that Colleen MorganLaia Pujol-TostKathryn Killackey and myself are hosting at the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) conference in Glasgow, 2-5 September, 2015. We would like to extend an invitation for participation to all of you in the archaeology and heritage communities who are grappling with questions around the nature and future of analogue/digital material relations. 

In other words, are you investigating issues at the intersections of the physical and the ephemeral? Are you enrolling digital technologies into the production of tangible experiences, or alternatively, aiming to better understand the digital through tangible forms of interaction? Have you eschewed the digital in favour of analogue engagements in your archaeological/heritage work – or have you rethought the dimensions of one via experimentation with the other?

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Experiments in (and out of) the studio: Art and Design Methods for Science and Technology Studies

Tuesday October 16th, 2012
10:30AM-5:30PM

Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen

The organizers invite participation in an interdisciplinary one-day hands-on workshop on emerging methods of critical practice in science and technology studies, in particular methods that engage with art and design as well as performance and exhibition. Ultimately, we aim to refine our understanding and also intervene in the way that objects can stimulate and embody critique in STS.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (3-5 sentences) expression of interest and a short 250-word bio or CV to Dehlia Hannah dh2058@columbia.edu by October 8th at 5pm EST. Please put ‘Pre-EASST Workshop’ in the subject heading.

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Quiet and invisible materialities

One of the most common side-effects of the pervasive tendency to equate the material with the visual–with the things that we see– is that we often leave unexplored all those invisible materialities that quietly make posible our daily lives. Just think of air, light…or WIFI:

Press here to see more about this wonderful project.

 

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