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New Social Research Lecture Series: Good Life, Governance & Futurity

What is good life? How are its futures imagined? And what have governance and technologies to do with futurity?

The New Social Research programme lecture series focuses on how our lives are governed by different forms of technologies. New and old connections between selves and technologies shape our visions of good life not only in the present but also in the years to come. Technological innovations, such as brain and face imaging tools, genetic manipulation, in vitro fertilization, and self-tracking technologies, affect how people manage their own and others’ health and happiness, and the kind of futures we are building in terms of “good life”. The following events welcome students and researchers to ponder our shared human and more-than-human future.

The seminar series dates are: February 1st, 7th, 11th, 20th and 21st.

Theme 4: Contested futures of biomedical care
Guest lecture, discussion (day 1)

Wednesday February 20, 2019, 14–16

Thursday February 21, 2019, 10–16




The New Social Research programme