10 September: Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain 1940-2000


09/10/2009 (All day)

The Graduate students of the Department of communication at the Université de Montréal are pleased to invite you to a conference by Andrew Pickering. Andrew Pickering is internationally known as a leader in the field of science and technology studies. He is the author of Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics, and The Mangle of Practice: Time, Agency and Science.

He will present his coming book: Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain 1940-2000. Sketches analyses cybernetics as a distinctive form of life-spanning brain science, psychiatry, robotics, the theory of complex systems, management, politics, the arts, education and spirituality- and offers a promising alternative to currently hegemonic cultural formations.

The talk with take place in Room 3110, Pavillon de l'aménagement, Université de Montréal 2940, ch. de la Côte Ste-Catherine. September 10th 2009, 7:30 PM. A cocktail will follow the talk. Métro Université de Montréal, Bus 129 Côte Ste-Catherine.