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to “make with sensors,” how inner states of being can be communicated in social situations, non-human relations and the possibility of radical communication beyond the human, and questions about materiality and performance and the role of the manifesto in relation to devices. These points are devel- oped to argue that despite the radical promise of biosensors to offer new forms of communication, the objects they produce often fail. However, the process of design and making opens up questions about the technological horizon and possibilities for connection in

Eine qualitative Analyse im Anschluss an Pierre Bourdieu
Series: KörperKulturen
Erfahrungen - Ideen - Reflexionen

offer a case in which I suggest that the notion of »uncertainty« provides a useful summary of this methodological predicament. Following this, I suggest that looking at social life from a perspective which focuses attention on the social situation may be a useful way of addressing these methodological challenges. The issues I raise in this chapter, therefore, draw implications from the research project on young graduates’ career paths which provides the background for this volume. As can easily be seen from these initial thoughts, the most fascinating aspect


Planning and Cocooned Living | 49 4. Shanghai – Head of the Concrete Dragon | 55 4.1 Urban Transformation in Shanghai | 56 4.2 Impacts on the Lived Space | 58 4.3 Construction Sites as Research Field | 60 5. Global Urban Nomads | 63 5.1 Approaching from Within | 63 5.2 The Wide Field of Expatriates | 64 5.3 Bubble Worlds – Spatial Conditions | 70 5.4 Working Challenges | 73 6. Rural Urban Nomads | 81 6.1 Approaching from Outside | 82 6.2 Working Conditions on Site | 83 6.3 Spatial Configurations | 89 6.4 Social Situation | 93 7

BRUCE STERLING NOTES ON MATERIALITY AND VIRTUALITY I am Bruce Sterling, an author and journalist. I first heard about FabLabs when the project was started at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and found the idea quite ambitious for an academic project. There is something intriguing about the idea of dropping unusual technology packages into social situations where people would have few expectations about them. It is an interesting experiment in material culture, rather like the One Laptop Per Child project, which also had its origins at MIT. I

Vodou Art Network: Contemporary Haitian Art as Post-Apocalyptic Images | 117 2.2 Vodou as an ,Authenticating Mechanism , | 123 2.3 Black Hyper-Masculinity | 131 2.4 Towards Situated Curations | 136 3 Gestures of Generosity: Politics of Emotions at the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince | 149 3.1 Fatigued by Sameness: the Ghetto Biennale as a Curated Social Situation | 159 3.2 Artistic Poverty Tourism | 165 3.3 Politics of Pity and the Spiral of Moral Accusations | 172 3.4 Performances of Affirmation | 178 3.5 Deskilling as a Response to Anti

such as consumption of pornographic material, gradually revealed details when they were generally encouraged to speak on their daily activities. Such details were mentioned casually during conversa‑ tions, but users I interviewed went quiet if I asked further probing questions. Not Rashmi M.226 asking direct questions about certain questionable practices immensely helped me to understand the private interaction of users with phones and trace the distinct aspects of networks through which they sourced and circulated media content. Knowing about their social

be simulations by their very technical nature. And simula- tion is inexplicably linked to the process of automation, which relies on the use of a broadly defined Artificial Intelligence (AI). This diverse set of techniques and practices united under one capacious term may refer to “pathfinding, neural- networks, models of emotion and social situations, finite-state machines, rule systems, decision-tree learning”, amongst many others (Mateas 2003). Such a vague and encompassing definition of AI, “cobbled together from a grab bag of disparate tools and techniques

connected to their surroundings – e. g., how human bodies and media technologies are used for participation in social situations. This entails focusing on skills and on tacit and embodied knowledge, which can be performed consis‑ tently until they become a routine and manifested in practice. Practice‑theoret‑ ical approaches thus are concerned with the physical execution of practices in a material world. This emphasis on the materiality of encounters between actors is particularly visible in the influence of science and technology research on labora‑ tories (Latour