Smart futures, northern realities and beyond

– studying emerging technologies in real-world settings

When: December 5th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Tony Bates seminars room, Tibi 1.
Av. Tibidabo 39-43.

The presentation introduces Smart City of Oulu, located in Northern Finland. Over the years, the University of Oulu, the City of Oulu and different companies have jointly built several large-scale technological implementations in the city center, and these infrastructures have also been investigated from an anthropological perspective. Smart futures, northern realities and beyond

Call for the ICA 2018 Pre-Conference

“Articulating Voice. The Expressivity and Performativity of Media Practices”

Sponsored by the Philosophy, Theory and Critique (PTC) Division of the International Communication Association

Event date: 24 May 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Prague, Czech Republic
Venue: Main Conference Hotel

Deadline for proposals: 10 January 2018 (300-500 words abstract) Call for the ICA 2018 Pre-Conference

Diseño desbordado

Diseño sin diseñadores. Prácticas irreverentes para investigar las sociedades en el siglo XXI.

Nuestros colegas de la Cátedra UOC-Telefónica en Diseño y Creación Multimedia organizan una serie de seminarios en colaboración con el Centre de Documentació del Museu del Disseny Barcelona. Diseño desbordado

Art & Speculative Futures

El próximo 7 de julio a las 18:00 presentaremos el monográfico de Artnodes “Arte y Futuros especulativos” que surje en estrecha relación con el congreso homónimo co-organizado por los grupos de investigación Arte, Arquitectura y Sociedad Digital (AASD ) y Arte, Globalización, Interculturalidad (AGI), ambos adscritos a la Universitat de Barcelona, y el grupo de investigación Mediaccions, de Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, en el contexto del proyecto «D-FUTURE: Prácticas de futuro, espacios de creación digital e innovación social». Art & Speculative Futures


El próximo 31/05 desde las 15:00 a las 19:30 hs. tendrá lugar el workshop de D-FUTUREINTERSECTION | INTERVENTION | INTERPLAY. Gender, Collaboration and Counter-Memory in Migratory Times and Spaces” en el Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.

El workshop estará a cargo de The Museum of Random Memory/; Diasporas Críticas y Migratory Times the Institute of (im)Possible Subjects.

Aquí el el programa completo.
La entrada es gratuita.
Aforo limitado. Se requiere inscripción previa a

Call for papers: Antropología + Enseñanza +Aprendizaje

Elisenda Ardèvol (Mediaccions) participará como comentarista en el Simposio “Antropología de la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje en América Latina: formación antropológica, conocimientos e investigación en la contemporaneidad que tendrá lugar entre el 6 y el 9 de junio de 2017 en Bogotá y cuyo call for papers se encuentra abierto hasta el 31 de enero de 2017.

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Call for papers: Antropología + Enseñanza +Aprendizaje

The Exhibiotionary Complex

Visitors' Book, 1855-1878 | Victoria and Albert Museum
© Archives Saint-Gobain, Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

As part of the biweekly research seminars organized by the of ‘Art Matters’ Lab, next Friday we will host a discussion on Tony Bennet’s text “The Exhibiotionary Complex”. The presentation will be in charge of Ana Rodríguez Granell.

When: Friday 24th February – From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Where: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya –
TIBI 3 – Avinguda Tibidabo 47

If you want to join us, please send an email to

Art and Design by other means

Vermouth-Session! [Pecha-kucha + Round-Table]

On the one hand, there is an ever greater tendency for art and design research to establish and enhance its links with science and technology studies (STS), this has happened for a variety of methodological and epistemological reasons. On the other hand, while STS were born within the social sciences, they have extended their field of action to other disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas, related to the arts and humanities. In fact, art and design shares a mutual approach with STS that is beneficial for both sides considering their drive to transform and to be transformed.

The purpose of the present session is Art and Design by other means


Next Monday 20th of June, from 14 to 17:30 a Mediaccions/ECIC joint Seminar on the Collaborative Economy, Cultural Production and the Commons at 22@ UOC Building, Rambla del Poble Nou, 156, Barcelona