Eva Svedmark, Umeå universitet, kommer att presentera sin forskning från avhandlingen som utkom 2016: Becoming Together and Apart: Technoemotions and other posthuman entanglements
Using social media and norm-breaking material as an empirical touchstone this thesis elaborates, investigates and explores the entangled relationships between humans and technology in social media settings. Guided by uncomfortable, emotional and bodily online sharing the thesis gives voice to stories that are seldom heard, by people whose lives are rarely spoken of. By exploring the performative entanglements of/with/through technology, design and human intent the overall aim is to offer a critical and new understanding of our online togetherness and posthuman becoming.
The conceptual framework throughout the thesis is based on posthuman theory and feminist technoscience, two closely connected theories providing a new onto-epistemological wayof understanding the world’s becoming. The thesis should be seen as the product of an empirical practice of making theory about digital things,culture, humans and non-humans. By exploring diffraction and touch as not only theoretical standpoints but also hands-on methodology the thesis contributes to the development of new ways of doing research.
Tid och plats
- Onsdag 25 januari kl. 13:00-15:00
- MD 338, på plan 3 i D-flygeln, låst korridor, föranmäl gärna till Maria Normark
- Arrangeras av: Medietekniken vid Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik, Södertörns högskola