The session asks how bio-objectification and bio-identification are generative of different meetings and thresholds: confluences as bio-identities are disturbed and rebuilt anew, how collaborative processes across socio-technologies emerge and new socio-biological intersections are created.
Bio-objects, bio-identification, and bio-objectification are conceptual tools that have been developed and deployed over the past 10 years to help make sense of the re-configuration of life, the life-sciences and health technologies. This session takes these ideas further to examine the spaces and sites where bio-objectification can be seen to generate new meetings and thresholds. Such confluences and intersections are at times generative of, but also problematic for, technology adoption and standardisations across diverse bio-social, biomedical, bio-material practices. Similarly they may also involve novel relationship, organisational forms and collaboration.We are especially interested in contributions that have a strong empirical component and that range across the life sciences.