On February 1st, TiP and ETHOS Lab were proud to host a talk by Professor Sarah Pink, Distinguished Professor at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, Australia.
Stream the talk online
If you were unable to attend the event, and wonder if it has a digital existence, look no further. On ETHOS Lab’s Facebook page the event was livestreamed and the video is still available for streaming here
Talk: Emerging Technologies and Automated Worlds
Professor Pink’s talk spoke to the labours, frictions and infrastructures produced by efforts to put data to work. It considers the sense of possibility of being relieved of labour, its redistribution or re-assignment, and attends to the politics of how and where gaps emerge, requiring imagination and improvisation to keep futures in motion. Foregrounding engagements with data by a range of actors, the talk draws on examples from settings where Professor Pink has conducted ethnographic studies, and their varying configurations and contingencies of practice. It brings forward the hopes, norms and desires that motivate automation, the sites of contestation that arise when visions conflict, and the moments where possibility is suspended between what is, and what might be. Making ethical forms of connection for the futures we make in the present.
The talk was the first in a range of publicETHOS talks on the theme Speculative Instruments. Stay tuned on the ETHOS Lab website for information about future talks
Sarah Pink is Distinguished Professor and former Director in the Digital
Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, Australia.
She is internationally known for her work on methodologies, and wide range of collaborations focusing on digital and emerging technologies in everyday life.