“How do you induce somebody or a group of people to suddenly see the world differently? You don’t just do it by hitting them over the head with facts, you do it by telling stories, you do it by sketching out possible futures.”
Post Growth
Toolkit, The
Interviews
(2020),
DISNOVATION.ORG
& Clémence Seurat

Geoffrey C. Bowker is Professor at the School of Information and Computer Science, University of California at Irvine, where he directs a laboratory for Values in the Design of Information Systems and Technology. Bowker’s books include Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences (1999, authored together with Susan Leigh Star) and Memory Practices in the Sciences (2005), both published by the MIT Press.

A transcript of the video can be found here. For more “Post Growth” interview segments with Geoffrey C. Bowker visit postgrowth.art.