Envisioning the city: exploring the everyday mobilities of visually impaired young people

Accessible and socially inclusive transport has become a significant concern of academic enquiry in transport studies, as planners and policy makers have sought to understand the spatio-economic relationships and decision-making processes that influence levels of mobility related social exclusion. However, much transport research on visual impairment (VI) and mobility tends to be either highly quantitative,… Continue reading Envisioning the city: exploring the everyday mobilities of visually impaired young people

The geography of biomedical data, lab mice and common cold viruses?

I am very excited to be joining the Technological Natures Cluster, after spending a productive and enjoyable eight years as lecturer in Geography at QMUL. I am, however, wondering what my new colleagues will make of my somewhat unusual companions: biomedical data, laboratory mice and common cold virsues? Not perhaps everyone’s chosen associates, but fitting… Continue reading The geography of biomedical data, lab mice and common cold viruses?

New Food Frontiers Symposium

Why do foods differ across space? What are the trajectories of food cultures? How are ethics, sustainability and quality articulated through what we grow and what we eat? On the 23rd of May 2014, researchers from several departments of the university came together at Linacre College to explore these, and other, questions concerning food, drink… Continue reading New Food Frontiers Symposium

Welcome to the TechNatures blog…

Technological Natures: Materialities, mobilities, politics Research in the Technological Natures research cluster is developing new understandings of society, politics and publics through examining how nominally ‘natural’ processes and events come to be articulated through the matter and meaning of collective life. Among the central questions to which we are pursuing answers include: how do the… Continue reading Welcome to the TechNatures blog…