Like Cream: Valuing the Invaluable

Engaging Science, Technology, and Society

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Field Value
 
Title Like Cream: Valuing the Invaluable
 
Creator McHardy, Julien
 
Subject STS; science and technology studies;
indicators; indicator game; evaluation; publishing; open access
 
Description Julien McHardy draws on his work with the alternative publishing collective Mattering Press to explore the importance of opening up and maintaining “bewildering spaces within” the increasingly normative and clear-cut regimes of evaluation. Drawing on a range of examples from alternative publishing, the artwork “The Right to be Lazy” and concepts of care, love, qualculation and laziness, McHardy argues that opening up space for otherness within are crucial to good academic work. At the same time, he also warns us that caring for difference is a struggle that includes making radical cuts and disconnections, and in practice often may build on precarious and invisible work. This leads him to asks what academic institutions would look like that could value and cultivate that which they cannot evaluate.
 
Publisher The Society for Social Studies of Science
 
Contributor Mattering Press, esCTS, Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University
 
Date 2017-02-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://estsjournal.org/article/view/116
10.17351/ests2017.116
 
Source Engaging Science, Technology, and Society; Vol 3 (2017); 73-83
2413-8053
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://estsjournal.org/article/view/116/67
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Julien McHardy
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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