Colloquium on the Biographies of Artifacts and Practices
We cordially invite you to join the Biographies of Artifacts and Practices (BOAP) Research Colloquium. Based on a collaboration of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Aalto University, and the Technical University of Berlin, this bi-monthly colloquium provides an open platform for an international network of researchers interested in BOAP and related methodological and analytical approaches. Its main goal is to contribute to strengthening the robustness of research designs in STS and the sociology of technology and innovation. Each event features the presentation and discussion of one research project that traces the biographies of complex sociotechnical systems across multiple locales and extended timeframes, often linking multiple studies and scales of analysis.
The colloquium will take place online on May 2nd, 4pm (CET). It will feature a talk by David Seibt (Technical University Berlin). He will present insights from a biographical study on the construction of user roles in the prosthetics industry and their transformation following the introduction of 3D printing. To conceptualize his findings, he will introduce the notions of action nets and production devices.
You can find more information and the Zoom link here: 2022-05-02_Invitation_6th BOAP Colloquium