The UC Irvine Department of Anthropology and Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion present

"SIDEWAYS: A Conversation About Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies Today"
with Casper Bruun Jensen, ITU Copenhagen; Stefan Helmreich, MIT; Bill Maurer, UCI; Mei Zhan, UCI


This event has already occurred, but you can watch a video recording here.


This conversation reconsiders anthropological bifurcations and explores their alternatives. It examines the nature of anthropological knowledge production through recent discussions about the recursivity of theory, standing athwart theory, lateral reason, comparative relativism, oneness and worlding — which are always in the middle of that which we meet halfway. Each participant will respond to a written work of the other specifically addressing questions of theory, method, object and analysis. The common cause is thinking and doing anthropological knowledge *sideways* — not above or under the phenomena under investigation or the conditions of possibility of such knowledge. The conversation will also explore the possible relationship between an anthropology less content with theoretical verities and a science and technology studies uneasy with the simple opening of black boxes.

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