RMeS Masterclass with Sarah Healy: Hacking the anthropocene: a hands-on exploration of post digital methods

Hacking the Anthropocene: a hands-on exploration of post digital methods

When: 10 September 2024
Where: University of Groningen
Organiser: Dr Annamaria Neag (University of Groningen)
Credits: 1 ECTS 
For: PhD Candidates, RMa students who are a member of RMeS or another national research school
Registration: VIA THIS LINK

Join Dr. Sarah Healy, co-lead of SWISP Lab at The University of Melbourne, Australia, for an innovative masterclass on post digital methods designed for RMa and PhD students. This masterclass, part of the SWISP Lab X Science Gallery International Network partnership project “Hacking the Anthropocene,” offers a unique opportunity to explore an interdisciplinary approach to participatory research. The session will commence with an overview of SWISP Lab’s post digital methods, followed by an introduction to the Hacking the Anthropocene Kit (HAK.io). Dr. Healy will guide participants through the process of identifying “tipping point stories” by asking critical questions that highlight thresholds in everyday systems where irreversible changes may occur. The tipping point stories become the starting point for a hands-on mini hack, where we ‘play’ a combination of SWISP Lab speculative methods to generate and explore data and collectively imagine reparative futures in relation to technologies and Land. By the end of the masterclass, participants will have gained practical experience in speculating through post digital methods. They will gain insights into how pluri-creativities can make complex, abstract problems more relatable and actionable, leaving the masterclass with a deeper understanding of how to apply these methods in a variety of research settings.


Dr Sarah Healy is co-lead of SWISP Lab (Speculative Wonderings in Space and Place), a co-laboratory of interdisciplinary practitioners working in the fields of speculative a/r/tography, affect theory, metho-pedagogy, data justice, and digital scholarship in the humanities, arts and social sciences. An inaugural Melbourne Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, Sarah is best known for her contributions to the fields of critical affect studies, digital methods and the posthumanities.


Assignment for 1 Credit: Create a PechaKucha presentation of your mini hack using SWISP Lab HAKio methods.