A free form conversation between world-renowned sociologist of science Andrew Pickering and Chris Salter on the topic of material agency, performance, art and experimental practices within the realm of the sonic.
Andrew Pickering is internationally known as a leader in the field of science and technology studies. He is the author of Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics, The Mangle of Practice: Time, Agency and Science, and Kybernetik und Neue Ontologien, and editor of several collections of research essays, including "Science as Practice and Culture" and (with Keith Guzik) "The Mangle in Practice: Science, Society and Becoming." He has written on topics as diverse as post-World War II particle physics; mathematics, science and industry in the 19th century; and science, technology and warfare in and since WWII.
Chris Salter is Director of the Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research and Creation in Media Art and Technology, Co-Director of Hexagram|CIAM, and Associate Professor in Computation Arts in the Department of Design and Computation Art at Concordia University, Montreal.