Transmissions and Entanglements

Date & Time: 
Monday, April 8, 2013
Event Location: 
UC Irvine

The workshop 'Transmissions and Entanglements: Uses of inventive methods' was held on Monday 8th April in the Donald Bren Hall conference room. It was funded by Intel and supported by ISTC and INCITE (Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography) at Goldsmiths, University of London. The afternoon event addressed the critical importance of how we make, share and exchange knowledge with others. It was premised on the idea that the popularity of digital technologies has transformed not only the subject matter for many researchers but greatly expanded the possibilities of analysing, communicating and circulating findings to new audiences. Yet debate and discussion about the tactics and techniques of translation has lagged behind their widespread use. The event explored the ways in which we might critically think about inventive methods and transmissions of knowledge in interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

In the spirit of interdisciplinary collaborative practice, my collaborators were Nina Wakeford (Sociologist, Director of INCITE, Goldsmiths), Mel Gregg (Researcher in Residence, ISTC) and Dawn Nafus (Anthropologist, Intel). Workshop participants came from computer science, informatics, sociology anthropology, communications, art and design.

This was the first of a series of events. The next will be held in London in June. A website that documents this and subsequent project activities will be published shortly. In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact Kat Jungnickel with any questions at