Broken World Thinking: A Workshop with Steve Jackson

Broken World Thinking: A Workshop with Steve Jackson, Cornell University: Tuesday 1st April 2014, 10:00 – 15:30, Infolab C60b/c

‘what happens when we take erosion, breakdown and decay, rather than novelty, growth and progress as our starting point in thinking through the nature, use and effects of information technology and new media?’ (Jackson, 2014: 221)

Steve Jackson hosts a one-day workshop on his book chapter ‘Rethinking Repair’. Beginning just at the point where relationships and materialities are unravelling, it invites a very different set of questions on the nature of socio-technical worlds. Lancaster faculty members will connect ‘broken world thinking’ to their work on innovation, ethics of care, and post-colonial geographies of repairing and wasting.

Staff and students are all welcome to join the discussion: bring along questions or challenges from your research to share, or simply contribute to these fascinating set of questions and concerns. Registration is required: please email Lara Houston – phd@labmeta.net for further information.

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