Thursday, July 12, 2007

Reading information studies: Planetary Management

Folks following this weblog might want to check out another UW-Madison SLIS effort, "Reading Information Studies," where next Friday July 20 on the Terrace at 3pm we'll be discussing Fernando Elichirigoity's book Planetary Management: Limits to growth, computer simulation, and the emergence of global spaces.

Friday July 20 3pm: Fernando Elichirigoity, Planet Management: Limits to Growth, Computer Simulation, and the Emergence of Global Spaces (Northwestern University Press, 1999). [paper: $28]

Planet Management is a study of, and contribution to, the history of "globality"--the emergence of a complex organization of politics, economics, and culture at a planetary rather than a national level. Drawing on historical archival research as well as recent theoretical work in science studies and critical theory, the book tell the story of the central role of technoscientific discourses and practices in the emergence of globality.

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