The semi-field: implications for sociality, publics, and knowledge

A seminar with Noortje Marres (Warwick University) hosted by the research programme for Future Technology, Culture and Learning at DPU.

Location: DPU, Aarhus University, Research Programme for Future Technolgy, Culture and Learning, Building J (‘The Villa’), Emdrupvej 54, 2400 Copenhagen NV.

Date Fri 22 Sep
Time 14:15 16:00
Location Copenhagen

The presentation will investigate a phenomon particular to digital societies, the formation of semi-fields (Kelly, 2012) in everyday environments. These are networked spaces, configured across mundane settings like roads and homes, which are organised to facilitate controlled forms of measurement and feed-back but “natural” enough to enable spontaneous interaction. Marres will discuss empirical cases of semi-field formation, focusing on domestic and street trials of so-called intelligent technologies, with the aim of clarifying implications for public engagement and inquiry. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion among the seminar participants

Please sign up for the event no later than the 20th of September here.