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Message posted on 13/06/2022

Invitation: 7th BOAP Colloquium - with Neil Pollock & Robin Williams

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*What: 7th BOAP Colloquium - with Neil Pollock & Robin Williams

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*When: July 4th, 4pm (CEST)

*Zoom: https://tu-berlin.zoom.us/j/67424696344?pwd=WHBiQ1MzVlVoWDFTQzd1dzJ3YXZWQT09

*Zoom PW: 120631

*Full invitation: https://tubcloud.tu-berlin.de/s/KXogPrizc6YQmKC

Dear colleagues,

we cordially invite you to join the 4th Biographies of Artifacts and Practices (BOAP) Research Colloquium. Based on a collaboration of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Aalto University, and the Technical University of Berlin, this bi-monthly colloquium provides an open platform for an international network of researchers interested in BOAP and related methodological and analytical approaches. Its main goal is to contribute to strengthening the robustness of research designs in STS and the sociology of technology and innovation. Each event features the presentation and discussion of one research project that traces the biographies of complex sociotechnical systems across multiple locales and extended timeframes, often linking multiple studies and scales of analysis.

The colloquium will take place online on July 4th, 4pm(CET). It will feature a talk by Neil Pollock andRobin Williams (University of Edinburgh) titled “The Sociology of the Digital Future: A Biography of Artifacts and Practices (BOAP) Perspective.” Drawing on the example of the Gartner Hype Cycle, they will focus on the role of a new class of actors, promissory organizations, in the construction and productization of expectations about emerging innovations.

For more information on the colloquium, please refer to the full invitation: https://tubcloud.tu-berlin.de/s/KXogPrizc6YQmKC .

You can also follow the project on Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Colloquium-on-the-Biographies-of-Artifacts-and-Practices .

If you are interested in the activities of the research network, or would like to present at the colloquium, get in touch at david.seibt@tu-berlin.de .

Next dates in the BOAP Colloquium (all colloquium sessions start at 4 pm, Berlin time)

04.07.2022, Neil Pollock & Robin Williams (University of Edinburgh): The Sociology of the Digital Future: A Biography of Artifacts and Practices (BOAP) Perspective

05.09.2022, José David Gómez-Urrego (University of Edinburgh): Following the life of Yachay, the city of Knowledge: the rise and fall of Ecuador´s largest and most controversial infrastructural project

07.11.2022, Mats Frank(University of Edinburgh): tba

Kind regards,

David Seibt

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