P164
Technologies, futures and imaginaries

Convenors:
Rachel Charlotte Smith (Aarhus University)
Location:
SO-C497
Start time:
15 August, 2018 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel examines how technologies are bound up in how futures are imagined, narrated, experienced and predicted. For example, what are the implications of increasing uses of sensor technologies, intelligent homes, smart energy technologies, robots or algorithmic decision making for how we imagine our futures with technologies.

Long abstract:

This panel examines how technologies are bound up in how futures are imagined, narrated, experienced and predicted. For example, what are the implications of increasing uses of sensor technologies, intelligent homes, smart energy technologies, robots or algorithmic decision making for how we imagine our futures with technologies. The panel explores this across two domains: Knowing and understanding in and about the world through technologies: · The place of emerging technologies, and technologies of the imagination in research practice, across anthropology and design as well as in technological disciplines · How technologies produce particular ways of knowing in society and science Emerging technologies in the world · What do anthropological studies of emerging technologies tell us about the environments we inhabit (eg smart homes, new configurations for work, wider climate questions), how their futures and the way it will feel to be in these environments are imagined and how it will feel to be in these environments? · How do emerging technologies enable people to think about their personal futures?