STS4C mobile seminar: Living with machines: AI, robots and IoT in everyday life

Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield
Tuesday 26th March 2019 (12:00-16:00)
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This is the first the first STS 4 Cities Consortium (Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, York) mobile seminar in our 'More than human?' series of events.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday 26 March at the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. The event will be in two parts: a network meeting from 12.30-2pm (with lunch from 12 noon) followed by the seminar from 2-4pm. The network meeting will provide an opportunity to update each other and discuss community building activities and future events.

This seminar will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines who work in the broad field of science and technology studies (STS). It will consider how humans are using, interacting with and coproducing a series of powerful digital and automated technologies (artificial intelligence, robotics and the Internet of Things) in a range of settings at home, work and in everyday life. How are they changing social practices, reconfiguring personal relations and identities, and enabling new forms of power and control? What issues does this raise for society?


  • Dr Philip Garnett (York Management School, University of York) "AI and the Technology of Organisational Surveillance"
  • Dr Murray Goulden (ISS, University of Nottingham) "Smart Homes, Platform Families, and the Reformatting of Domestic Life"
  • Dr Stevie deSaille (iHuman, University of Sheffield) "Robots in a Human Future"

Please register by 15 March.

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Institute for Science and Society
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD