Event Name Post-automation
Start Date 10 Jun 2021 5:00 pm
End Date 10 Jun 2021 6:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

Tremendous research, policy and investment is directed towards a new wave of automation in modern societies. It appears essential for the future. Advocates argue that it will renew capital accumulation, boost productivity and extend managerial control in sustainable systems of production and consumption. This seminar notes criticism about the future essentialism in this space, and turns to innovations in the marginal industrious spaces of industrial societies.


Professor Adrian Smith

Professor of Technology and Society, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Adrian Smith is a Research Professor in Technology and Society at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex in the UK. He works across a wide range of projects, sectors and places, all of which address questions about the politics and governance of innovations for sustainability.

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