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Friday, May 25, 2018

CASCA: CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

CFPs, Events, Opportunities/Colloques, Appels à communication, évènements, opportunités

-Call for Papers: MANECCS Biennial Conference, Oct 27-28, 2018, Lake Placid NY

-Urbanities. Call for Films Review

-Announcing Summer 2018 Workshop in Social and Cultural Neuroscience at McGill

-Workshop: Prevention (of dementia): Past, present, expectations

-MANECCS Conference in Lake Placid, Deadline June 1

-CFP: Vienna Anthropology Days - Sovereignty in an Unequal World

-CfP Vienna Anthropology Days - Power, Capitalism and Ecology in Rural Central-Eastern Europe

-Call for abstracts on loneliness

-CFP: International Conference Endangered bodies: Representing and Policing the Body in Western Popular Culture

-Call for workshop participation: 'Lives in Brick: Bodies, Justice, Power'

-Invitation: Conference Modalities of Displacement in South Asia

-Council on Anthropology of Reproduction BOOK PRIZE 2018

-Bayly Prize - Call for Applications

-CfP: Panel "Digital Visuality" - Vienna Anthropology Days 2018

-CFP: RIOT AS A GLOBAL POLITICAL CONCEPT - 2 Day Workshop @ Buenos Aires

-Northern Light/Sheffield Hallam conference and exhibition

-CIHR/IRSC - JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute Network Call / L'appel à la formation de réseaux de l'institut de recherche virtuel JPIAMR

-Call EASAS Research Student Awards (ECSAS 2018 in Paris)


Prototyping the Idiotic City / Conference

*Goldsmiths –– RHB 137*
*Tues 5 June 2018 @ 9:30AM –> 4:30PM*


*Alison Powell*, London School of Economics

*Gyorgyi Galik*, Royal College of Art, London/Umbrellium

*Jennifer Gabrys*, University of Goldsmiths

*Mike Michael*, University of Exeter

*Noortje Marres*, CIM, University of Warwik

*Ola Söderström*, University of Neuchâtel

*Uriel Fogué*, ESAYA, UEM

CISP <> & Fondecyt N°1180062

*Abstract *

In recent years, the notion of smartness has gained pervasive prominence in various spheres of social life and the ways that cities can be known, planned and governed. Data collection is now enabled through embedded sensors and devices in urban space, particularly in the development of the Internet of Things. Autonomous mobility and other smart city initiatives make cities appear to be manageable and controllable in (near) real-time through smart analytics and dashboards. In developing these innovations, new modes of laboratorization and experimentation are deployed in order to test technological 'solutions'. Against the grain of a sterile technotopia proposed by the smart city, we want to problematize the various kinds of smartness that are programmed and inscribed into this debate, as well as question the newness of it. What, in other words, are the failures and breakdowns that slow down and counteract the supposed smoothness of the smart city? Through a one-day workshop we invite researchers to creatively incorporate the "murmur of the idiot" (Stengers, 2005) into situations in which new relationships with our 'smart' surroundingscan be built. During the event, each presenter discusses an idiotic object or situation. Each speaker, together with the audience, will then try to further the idiocy of other speakers cases.

For more information see the attached.

*Organising committee*

-Michael Guggenheim (Goldsmiths, University of London)

-Martin Tironi (School of Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

-Liam Healy (Goldsmiths, University of London)

-Fabian Namberger (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Event is free, please register here: <>



9-12 June 2018
University of Huddersfield

AVBODY brings together practitioner-researchers working with digital media, dance tech, screendance, screen studies, experimental performance, performer training, visual anthropology, and other fields to examine relations between audiovisuality and embodiment in the contemporary moment.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June

• "Making a Laboratory" with the Judaica project
• "Two Trainers Prepare" with Marie Hallager Andersen & Maria Kapsali
• "Afrofuturist Ancestral Movement and Rhythm" with Nwando Ebizie

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th June

• Catherine Grant, Professor of Digital Media at Birkbeck
• Nwando Ebizie, Performance Artist, Composer, Musician
• Matej Matejka, Director of Studio Matejka, Poland
• The Judaica Project: Ben Spatz, N Eda Erçin, and Agnieszka Mendel

Papers and performances:
Marta Arjona, Guillermo Luis Horta Betancourt, Deborah Black, Renate Braeuninger, Jonny Briggs, Shane Byrne, Outi Condit, Serap Erincin, Steve Gibson, Andrew Leslie Hooker, Ferdinand Kavall, Ilona Krawczyk, Claire Loussouarn, Paula McCloskey, Silvia Robert Montalà, Solomiya Moroz, Francesca Placanica, Trond Reinholdtsen, Dominique Rivoal, Elizabeth de Elizabeth De Roza, Stephanie Scheubeck, Rachel Sweeney, Monica Tolia, Ian Truelove, Tanya Ury, Sam Vardy, and Zara Worth


Registration fee: £100
includes all workshops, presentations,
and coffee/lunch on 11th and 12th June 

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