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ludwig maximilian university, munich, celebrates ulrich beck’s 60th birthday

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a symposium in honour of ulrich beck. speakers are arjun appadurai, bruno latour, zygmunt bauman, navid kermani and others.

topics will be

*COSMOPOLITANIZING EUROPEAN MODERNITY

*WORLD RISK SOCIETY – CLIMATE CHANGE IN A COSMOPOLITICAL VIEW

*INEQUALITY, POWER AND GOVERNANCE IN THE GLOBAL AGE

*INDIVIDUALIZATION COSMOPOLITANIZED

the event is free, it just needs registration. for further information see their homepage

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media practice/s & cultural producers workshop, barcelona

media practice/s, arenas of cultural production and the phenomenon of the cultural producer stood at the centre of the recent media anthropology’s workshop in barcelona. centring on so called new media, a broad range from communication scholars to sociologists and anthropologists inquired theoretical as well as methodological perspectives for doing anthropological research on digital and online media / practice.

aside of a good dozen of highly interesting papers that introduced on-going ethnographic fieldwork, the workshop was framed by four keynotes that were as distinctive Read the rest of this entry »

self-made objects

for all that took a liking in latour and his thoughts on objects lately: attending this months let’s talk about the weather, it was a pleasure to see roger ibars work on active objects.

the tokyo based artist and interaction designer presented his self-made objects. a collection of household devices such as alarm clocks, tv-sets, blenders or toasters that experience Read the rest of this entry »