Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Research Presentation by Visiting Speaker Dr Jenna Condie: “Where is Psychology in the Posthuman City?”

The School of Psychology’s Social and Organisational Psychology Research Group invites you to a research presentation by visiting speaker Dr Jenna Condie titled: “Where is Psychology in the Posthuman City?”

When: 12.00pm – 1.00pm on Tuesday 30th May

Where: The Keats Reading Room, Psychology/Aviation Building (AVLG17), with video link to the Science Offices at Ourimbah.

Psychology contributes much to our understandings of city life, from urban stress and restorative spaces, to identities of place and sense of belonging. As my research explores the intersections of people, digital technologies, and cities, I am engaging with posthumanist and new materialist philosophies to replace dominant binary constructs—the human/non-human, body/machine, online/offline, self/other, people/places, digital/material—that rei
nforce boundaries between people, cities and technology. To consider the potentials of a ‘posthumanist psychology’, I draw from my research on humans as ‘sensors’ for ‘smart’ cities, connective resistance to urban redevelopment, and the social encounters reworked by location-aware smartphone apps. What are we ‘becoming’ (Barad, 2003) in the posthuman city and what is the place of psychology?

Dr Jenna Condie is a Lecturer in Digital Research and Online Social Analysis in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. Her research focuses on the relationships between people and place in the digital world. Jenna champions the use of social media and digital technologies to encourage voice, participation, and dialogue within academic and community contexts.

All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.