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December 14, 2017 Mat Paskins No comments exist

This is the second in a short series of posts about making scholarly practices more visible and material, and the useful outcomes which might result from that. The previous one was about flying—you can read it here. This one describes my work over the past couple of years in assembling “The Past Futures Database”, a collection of…

December 13, 2017 Mat Paskins No comments exist

  This post is about flying. More specifically, it’s about the connections between being a scholar and pressures to travel by aeroplane, what might be involved in resisting those pressures. I believe this would be a kind of anticipatory action which would allow us to think more clearly about our identities . A lot of…

April 20, 2016 Mat Paskins 1 comment

Author: Mat Paskins Our project “Unsettling Scientific Stories” is about engagements between science fiction (SF), visions of the future, and the history, philosophy, and sociology of Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (HoS). Existing scholarship has suggested a number of promising ways of articulating the relationships between these topics and left some significant questions unaddressed. In…

April 18, 2016 The Project Team 4 comments

The future. The moving frontier. These are the adventures of the AHRC project Unsettling Scientific Stories in its 36-month mission to seek out new insights, science histories, and understandings of sociology, and go where no one has gone before…   What is the future? How does it change? Why is it important to understand the…