‘Computable bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ reviewed by Dr Fenneke Sysling

‘Computable Bodies: Instrumented Life and the Human Somatic Niche’ by Josh Berson (Bloomsbury, 2015). Josh Berson, an anthropologist and design researcher, as he calls himself, has written one of the first books in a wave of publications that now start to reflect on recent technological developments: the fact that we can now track our sleep Read the full article…

Vice and Virtue: the Rise of Self-Tracking Technologies and the Moralising of ‘Health’ Behaviours (CfP, Switzerland, 10-13 May 2016

Attendance for this seminar, located at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland, is free but registration is essential as places are limited. Please email Becky Brown if you would like to attend. Seminar Abstract A growing market for new digital technologies, including ‘wearable technology,’ smart phone apps, and other self-monitoring devices, is encouraging people to engage Read the full article…

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright

‘Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations’ edited by Robert Rosenberger & Peter-Paul Verbeek (Lexington Books, 2015). Postphenomenology is a philosophical approach, consisting of a set of ‘tools’ and theories for thinking about human-technology relations. It represents an intermeshing of phenomenology and American pragmatism. First developed by philosopher Don Ihde, it is now a well-established approach and Postphenomenological Investigations: Essays Read the full article…

Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and beyond (CfP, University of Jyväskylä, 29‒30 October, 2015)

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the “other” creatures, with whom we share Read the full article…

Group Therapy: Mental distress in a digital age

The exhibition Group Therapy: Mental distress in a digital age will be showing at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) between 5 March – 17 May 2015. Originating from FACT’s extensive work within mental health and wellbeing, the exhibition explores the complex relationship between technology, society, and mental health. Developed with various partners, including Read the full article…

‘Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor’ – Next Meeting of Durham’s Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Network (CfP Seminar, Durham, 27th November, 2 – 3.30pm)

Prosthetics and the Prosthetic Metaphor Thursday 27th November 2014, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Collier Room, Hild and Bede College, Durham University The first meeting of the CMH/Wolfson Postgraduate and Early Career Medical Humanities Network for the 2014/2015 academic year is coming up. Our new network convener is Dr. Luna Dolezal, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Read the full article…

Diagnosis, Technologies & Innovation (Day Seminar, Exeter, 28 January 2013)

One day seminar Diagnosis, technologies and Innovation Part of the ESRC Seminar Series: The role of diagnosis in health and wellbeing:  A social science perspective on the social, economic and political costs and consequences of diagnosis Monday 28 january 2013 9:30 – 4.30pm Venue: REED HALL UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Streatham Campus Contemporary Western medicine is deeply intertwined Read the full article…

Innovia – For Medicine, Technology and Society – November Newsletter

INNOVIA was established as a non-profit Foundation in the Netherlands in October 2000. Its objective is to facilitate a socially optimal development and deployment of new health care technology through multidisciplinary studies and related activities which focus in particular on the individual and collective experiences, concerns and aspirations of end users. The latest issue of Read the full article…

CFP (Updated): Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts; Conference Dublin October 21-23 2011

TRANSFORMING HUMAN NATURE in Science, Technology, and the Arts Multidisciplinary conference, October 21-23 2011 Conference now being held in Dublin, Ireland The New York Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the University of Exeter, University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Dublin City University, is pleased to announce the 1st Global Conference on Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, Read the full article…

CFP: Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts

TRANSFORMING HUMAN NATURE in Science, Technology, and the Arts Multidisciplinary conference, October 21-23 2011, Bahrain The New York Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the University of Exeter, University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Dublin City University, is pleased to announce the 1st Global Conference on Transforming Human Nature in Science, Technology, and the Arts. The conference will Read the full article…