TRANSMISSIONS: Critical tactics for making and communicating research
Ed. Kat Jungnickel
MIT Press, April 2020
What does your research sound like? Do you yell or whisper it? How does it feel to wear it, close to the body? Can you meter its rhythm? What games does it call for? Do you perform it? How do these modes of making and communicating inform your practice, shape your stories and engage your publics?
These are some of the questions at the heart of this new edited collection.
The book features work of 14 interdisciplinary authors from art and architecture, anthropology, computing, design, media and communications, medieval studies and sociology. Each author focuses on a different tactic of transmission, such as poetry, play, public engagement, sound, exhibitions, creative writing, performance, catalogues, interactive machines, century old costume, digital platforms and more. Together we explore the opportunities, potential and pitfalls of a range of approaches for making and communicating research and discuss what new forms of knowing different kinds of transmission might make possible.
I have been working on this edited collection for the last few years. It comes from a long running research project initially funded by the ESRC with support from Intel in 2013/14. A website for the book, including an archive of all of the events is here – http://transmissions.katjungnickel.com
I am excited about the contribution it makes to STS, creative methods and practice research and discussions around public engagement. I am honoured to work with an amazing group of scholars. Contributors include: Laura Watts, Julien McHardy, Max Liboiron, Larissa Hjorth & Ingrid Richardson, Kristina Lindström & Åsa Ståhl, Nerea Calvillo, Janis Jefferies, Sarah Kember, Alexandra Lippmann, Bonnie Mak & Julia Pollack and Rebecca Coleman.