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TiP Talk with Professor Willem Schinkel @ ITU
June 18, 2019 @ 13:00 - 15:00
We are happy to present one of the leading scholars in Social Theory Professor Willem Schinkel from Erasmus University Rotterdam, as our next speaker in our TiP Talk Speaker Series on 18. June 2019, 13:00-15:00 at ITU, Aud 4.
Willem Schinkel is Professor of Social Theory at Erasmus University Rotterdam and a member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He finished his PhD in 2005, which won him the Willem Nagel triennial book-prize of the Dutch Society for Criminology. He publishes in a wide range of subjects, including social theory and social philosophy, the sociology of art and STS.
In his talk “Forgetting Cybernetics? Memory and History in Cybernetic Imaginaries” Willem will contrast some of the consequences of cybernetic universalism’s conceptions of history and memory with Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history in order to sketch some of their political consequences
The Technologies in Practice research group at the ITU is the organizer behind this series of talks, “TiP Talks”, where we have invited academically distinguished speakers to ITU to share their research, which we consider as being of inspiration for academics who are interested in qualitative studies of technologically mediated practices in organizations.
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