I did two versions of work on the amazing Andean string recording devices I am tracing for my next book: the second one, “In Knots: Transdisciplinary Khipu,” was for the Latin American Studies Center Café Break Series, University of Maryland, College Park, Wednesday, November 7; and the first, “Khipu: design affections,” was presented at "Knotting in Common," Goldsmiths, University of London, Friday 15 June 2012.
As usual SLSA 30 September, 2012, Milwaukee WI was a fabulous place to meet folks whose work I have long followed, those to whom I am indebted professionally, and greet again folks I continue to just plain enjoy! The 2012 meetings revolved around the topic Non-human. My contribution was "'Clarity here would be misleading' (Latour 2004:209): transcontextualities and feminisms" for a panel on “Varieties of Cybernetic Systems.”
And in every way I was challenged, gathered, and happy among the Bateson systems folks of all sorts! First at “An Ecology of Ideas,” a joint conference of the American Society for Cybernetics and the Bateson Idea Group, Asilomar, California, 11 July 2012 where I spoke on “Among transcontextual feminisms we grow boundary objects” and then an intellectual round-for-all at the University of Virginia 10-13 April 2013 for The Bateson Symposium: website & news about it here.