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Professor Adrian MacKenzie

Formerly at Lancaster University

Adrian MacKenzie

Office Hours:

Wednesday 11am-12pm

PhD supervision

Technological and scientific cultures, social and cultural theory, media and cultural studies, especially in relation to new media, network cultures, critical design and post-genomic sciences.

Current and past PhD supervision:

Kingsley Dennis, 'New complexities: converging spaces of connectivity, communication, and collaboration' PhD, 2007 (co-supervised with J. Urry, Sociology)

Soren Mork Petersen, 'Common Banality: The Affective Character of Photo Sharing, Everyday Life and Produsage Cultures' PhD 2008 (co-supervised with T. L. Taylor, ITU Copenhagen)

Daniel Ashton, ' The industry of creativity: Economic frames, creative subjects and innovative technologies in process' PhD, 2009 (co-supervised with G. Gere, Institute for Cultural Research)

Kuo Wen-Ping, 'The production and consumption practices of online journalism in digital Taiwan' PhD 2009 (co-supervised with A. Cronin, Sociology)

Deidre Leahy, ' The epileptic as experimental subject'(co-supervised with P. Palladino, History)

Laura Houston, ' Inventive infrastructures - an exploration of mobile phone 'repair' cultures in Uganda' (co-supervised with L. Suchman, Sociology)

Charalampia Kerasidou, 'Ambient computing' (co-supervised with L. Suchman, Sociology)

Current Teaching

SOCL201 Research Methods

SOCL923 Critical Methods in Media and Cultural Studies

SOCL 940 Critical Debates in Media and Cultural Studies

Research overview

I work at the intersections of science and technology studies, media and cultural studies, and social and cultural theory. I'm mainly interested in the overlaps and entanglements associated wiith network and computational media, with sciences as forms of practice and thought, and with social production of value. A lot of my current work also focuses in invention of data-related methods.

Research Interests

I'm very interested in the lives of data, especially in databases but also in data analysis, modelling and 'analytics.'  I'm looking at changes in the work, productivity and situation of programmers, life scientists, and focusing on the transformations in technique, knowledge and products associated data-related developments. The wider stakes here includes the nature of promise, design, value, speculation, subjectivity and imagination in knowledge economies.


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