::fibreculture:: 4S/ EASST Open Panel Announcement

Annamaria Carusi carusi.annamaria at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 19:28:59 CET 2012


Joint meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology  (EASST) 2012:
October 17-20, 2012, Copenhagen Business School,
Frederiksberg, Denmark

*Mediated Practice: Insights from STS, Critical Theory and Media Theory *
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Panel organisers:

Anne Beaulieu (STS)

Annamaria Carusi (Critical Theory / STS)

Aud Sissel Hoel (Visual and Media Studies)

Sarah de Rijcke (STS)

Work in STS, media theory and critical theory intersects through a focus on
mediated practices. Furthermore, science and technology studies and
humanities based studies of media and culture (including film, art,
literature, music) have common interests in representations, meaning
systems, social and institutional aspects of science, media and culture,
and the politics and ethics of interventions in these domains.  We often
draw upon overlapping perspectives and theories, which are however 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 notion developed in 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 broach the topics:

·      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

·      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 your abstract electronically via the webpage / link below of
the conference, and make sure to suggest that your paper will fit into open
panel no 46: *Mediated practices.*


The deadline for abstract submissions is March 11. For further information
and details, feel free to contact any of the organizers: Anne
Beaulieu<annebeau at xs4all.nl>,
Annamaria Carusi, <annamaria.carusi at oerc.ox.ac.uk> Aud Sissel
Hoel,<aud.sissel.hoel at ntnu.no>or Sarah
de Rijcke.  <s.de.rijcke at cwts.leidenuniv.nl>
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