Infrastructures, Technologies and Materiality

We focus on processes of developing and deploying technologies and how they materialise in the world around us. This means looking at technologies such as sensors, and how, through their deployment, they change how we perceive, understand, and live in the world. But we also study infrastructures from the perspective of their political rationalities, their managerial techniques, and their material systems. How do they manage to draw together different actors and material objects into more or less stable relations, mediating exchange over time and space? What emotional investments are made into such infrastructures and how are they supposed to support and stabilize wider imaginaries of sociotechnical development, both in science and society?