Plans for 2015, meeting, readings
Next TCRG meeting:
18 November, 4pm, Tsubu.
[HTML] Venturini, Tommaso and Bruno Latour (2014) “The Social Fabric:Digital Traces and Quali-quantitative Methods” unpublished.
This reading comes by way of Stuart Elden’s blog, and a few commentaries I’ve been reading on method.
Changes to the operations of the TCRG:
As many will be aware, the TCRG has been on an unannounced hiatus since July. There are a number of reasons, both personal and professional, which have led to this occurrence and our lack of engagement as a group in recent months. In light of this, I’m proposing that we institute a few changes which will be in effect over the Christmas period until we can reconvene to discuss these in February or March next year.
- We will move to a fortnightly model. The weekly model was a bit too punishing for some members, and reduced the size of our group to practical non-existence. Hopefully a fortnightly model will make it less of a chore for people to attend.
- We meet at Tsubu on Tuesday afternoons. Because the 1888 building shuts down for a lot of the Christmas period, we can’t guarantee use of the Gorman Room. We also have a number of new subscribers, and Tsubu is easier to find than anything else on campus. I’m organising a room booking with Annemarie in the John Medley to cover us over Christmas itself.
- We stay clear of themed readings for now. Because continuous attendance will be difficult over Christmas, each reading will be a ‘stand alone’ text, so as to facilitate a drop-in drop-out approach to the group over the holiday period.