01-06-2012

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Citizen Science on the Move Conference

We are proud to present the Citizen Science on the Move Conference

 

WHEN:

25 - 27 June 2012

WHAT:

Three-day international conference about citizen science; two invitation-only days with paper sessions and talks leading up to an edited volume (25-26 June); one larger public event with keynote talks and project presentations (27 June).

WHERE:

Sweelinckzaal Utrecht University (25/26 June); Theater Anatomicum, Waag Society Amsterdam (27 June).

WHO:

Utrecht University, 7scenes, Waag Society

FOR WHOM:

Researchers and makers (25-26 June);

(Please contact citizenscienceconference@gmail.com if you want to participate)

Academics/designers/media makers/general public (27 June).

 

With the advent of digital and mobile technologies scientific knowledge production has changed profoundly. As interactive, affordable, networked and ubiquitous technologies they invite people to engage with, alter and probe scientific ‘facts’. Play is essential to think about this new kind of engagement with science. It offers citizens powerful ways to become involved with and knowledgeable about scientific practices and offers subversive and exciting possibilities to actively contribute to and transform them. During this conference we therefore want to look at current citizen science developments through the lens of play. We will explore how the playful potential of digital media and cultures strengthen citizen’s scientific engagement and knowledge about their environment; and how the relationship between professional and laymen knowledge production is shifting through the ludic use of digital technologies.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

Douglas Rushkoff, Chris Lawrence, Scot Osterweil, Mercedes Bunz, Anne-Marie Schleiner, Sam Hind, William Uricchio, Tim de Mey, Jeroen Jansz, Joost Raessens, Ronald Lenz, Alex Gekker, Mirko Schaefer, Imar de Vries, Sybille Lammes, René Glas, Michiel de Lange. 

WITH WORKSHOPS BY:

Jeffrey Warren, Bart Vandeput, Jennifer Gabrys, Michael Setton.

 

More information can be found on the conference website

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JUN

When/

Where/

Utrecht/Amsterdam