Monthly Archives: December 2006

Engine, Camera

There are two ways to approach MacKenzie’s book. One is to play well with others, get in the spirit of the seminar, and tackle the thorny questions of performativity, the application of the social studies of science to finance, and the relationship between economics and sociology. The second way is to approach the problem in […]

Thoughts on entanglement

A conversation with a student got me thinking about ‘entanglements’ and the role of specialists in dis-entangling art world participants. Michel Callon has done work looking at the theoretical role of economics (as a discipline) on the creation of markets (as real-world instances of economic theory). He argues, with examples, that one of the things […]