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ken goldberg on Wed, 12 Oct 2005 15:43:54 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> [event] atc {AT} ucb: bruno latour monday

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
of UC Berkeley's Center for New Media Presents:

>From Object to Things: How to Represent the Parliament of Nature?
        Bruno Latour, Professor and Curator, Ecole des Mines, Paris

* NOTE Special Room and Time
* Monday, October 17th, 101 Morgan Hall
* 6:30-7:30pm, Screening of Film: "Making Things Public"
* 7:30-9:00pm, Lecture
* Free and open to the public.

* This presentation is jointly Sponsored with
* Berkeley's New Science, Technology, and Society Center (see below)

"Things" are controversial assemblages of entangled issues, and not
simply objects sitting apart from our political passions. The
entanglements of things and politics engage activists, artists,
politicians, and intellectuals. To assemble this parliament, rhetoric
is not enough and nor is eloquence; it requires the use of all the
technologies -- especially information technology -- and the
possibility for the arts to re-present anew what are the common
stakes. This talk will debrief and discuss "Making Things Public", a
recent art show that provided a simulation of these issues.

Bruno Latour was trained first as a philosopher and then as
anthropologist. After field studies in Africa and California he
specialized in the analysis of scientists and engineers at work. In
addition to work in philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology of
science, he has collaborated into many studies in science policy and
research management. He has written Laboratory Life: the construction
of scientific facts (Princeton University Press), Science in Action,
and The Pasteurization of France (both at Harvard University
Press). He also published a field study on an automatic subway system,
Aramis or the love of technology, and an essay on symmetric
anthropology: We have never been modern (both with Harvard and now
translated in 22 languages). With the same publisher, he also
published a series of essays, Pandora's Hope: Essays in the Reality
of Science Studies.

In a series of books in French he has been exploring the consequences
of science studies on different traditional topics of the social
sciences.  Since 1982, Latour has been professor at the Centre de
sociologie de l'Innovation at the Ecole nationale supirieure des mines
in Paris and, for various periods, visiting professor at UCSD, at the
London School of Economics and in the History of Science department of
Harvard University.  He has recently curated, with Peter Weibel, two
art exibitions at the ZKM Museum for Contemporary Art in Germany.

For more information see:  http://bruno.latour.name/
ATC Primary Sponsors: UC Berkeley Center for New Media (CNM) and
Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

Additional ATC Sponsors: Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and
Provost, College of Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Program,
Consortium for the Arts, BAM/PFA, and the Townsend Center for the

*Special Sponsors for the this presentation: Berkeley's Science,
Technology, and Society Center: STSC; Department of Anthropology,
History, and Social Medicine at UCSF; Stem Cell Initiative Humanities
GROUP Team Award; and the French Studies Program.

ATC Director: Ken Goldberg
ATC Associate Director: Greg Niemeyer
ATC Graduate Assistant: Irene Chien
Curated with ATC Advisory Board

For updated information, please see: http://atc.berkeley.edu/

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