For the RGS-IBG annual conference 2008 my colleague James Ash and I are proposing a session on understandings of technology in geography. We welcome expressions of interests. I include the abstract for the session below.
As such, this session asks how particular narratives and theorisations of technology are written into accounts of the world and the power and the potential of technology in constituting particular embodied subjects. The session therefore seeks to draw together empirical and theoretical accounts of technology to think through the blurred boundaries between the human and the technical, in both a performative, ontological and discursive sense.
The session then welcomes papers on a variety of topics including:
- Technologies as commodities, practices and things
- Critical theorisations of technology itself
- Performativity and technology
- The intersections between biology and technology
- Technology and temporality
- Gender and technology