Kat

  • 3x images of a woman using the mask filter
    Masks from the Past
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    Travel back in time to try out masks from the past The POP team are very pleased to launch the first POP Mask Filter, available on Instagram. Masks are more than you might think. A wide wonderful range of masks...
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  • POP Digital Mask filter – development
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    By Ellen & Kat The POP team have been researching and living with (and in) masks in ways we did not fully anticipate at the beginning of the project. This multiple experience has made exploring the history of masks in...
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  • Speculatively sewing historic clothing patents
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    Interactions magazine - "Making & Breaking" section Many thanks to the editors of the July/August INTERACTIONS magazine for the invitation to write this piece in the 'Making & Doing' section. It nicely captures many of parts of my practice across the Bikes &...
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  • Video: Public lecture by Prof. Shahidha Bari
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    POP and Methods Lab were very pleased to co-host a public lecture by Professor Shahidha Bari, in March 2021. Experiments in breathing: New approaches in material culture Professor Shahidha Bari is an academic, critic and broadcaster. She studied English at...
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  • POP + COPIM collaboration
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    POP are pleased to announce a collaboration with COPIM (Community-Led Open Publishing Infrastructures for Monographs Project). It is an open access book project experimenting with what a Data Book could look like. It probes how texts relate to the archive, and how digital tools complicate...
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  • Inventor Interviews II
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    We have completed 35 interviews to date with clothing inventors, hackers, makers and menders around the world. This map shows the breadth of coverage so far. We've been speaking with new and established clothing inventors, hackers, makers and menders Our...
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  • Expanding POP team
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    The POP team is very pleased to welcome Adele Mason-Bertrand to the project as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sheffield and has been working as a qualitative researcher at the Royal...
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  • NEW job
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    POP is hiring a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow CALLING ALL SEWING SOCIAL SCIENTISTS INTERESTED IN PRACTICE RESEARCH POP is hiring a new Postdoctoral Researcher Deadline for applications: Monday 12th April Interview date: w/c 26th April Start date: 1st June 2021...
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  • Calling for Interviewees
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    In addition to undertaking archive research into 200 years of clothing inventions, POP are interviewing individuals and companies inventively engaged with clothing. We are interested in how contemporary creatives are working with materials, designs and bodies in response to challenges and...
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  • Lecture & Masterclass by Prof Shahidha Bari
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    LECTURE: CLOTHES and CONCEPTS: Methods for a new materialism  24th March, 2021, 4.30pm – 6pm GMT Online event Free. All welcome Please register on Eventbrite This lecture explores emergent approaches to the study of material culture, thinking specifically about the...
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  • 4S 2021 Conference Open Panel CFP
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    This year's 4S (Society for the Social Studies of Science) annual conference is going to be in Toronto (and online) 6-9 October. 4S is one of primary networks for the international and interdisciplinary study into social studies of science, technology,...
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  • Advisory Board #1
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    The POP team met with our Advisory Board (AB) for our first big project review in November. Large projects often have an advisory board made up of experts in their field/s. In our case this is STS, feminist/ gender studies,...
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  • Symposium: FACE OFF
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    The POP team are presenting a paper at the upcoming online symposium FACE OFF hosted by the Manchester Fashion Institute on 13 - 14 January 2021 to explore the agency of face masks and head coverings across different chronologies, cultures...
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  • A Time-Travellers Pocket: What secrets do 200 years of pockets hold?
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    Can we map citizens by their pockets? Not in terms of what is IN their pockets (though this is super interesting too) but by the changing shape, position and purpose of pockets. Are there really that many pockets? How many...
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  • We have been inventing PPE for centuries. But who gets protected?
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    The classic image of the French plague doctor with the beak mask has been circulating on social media. The proboscis, filled with herbs and spices, apparently safeguarded the wearer from poisonous air borne particles or miasma. While there’s little evidence...
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  • Learning, Living & Feeling with BIG Data
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    Click, Click, Click, Click. Cut and paste. Jump screens. Cut and paste. Scroll. Click, Click, Cut and paste. Scroll. Deep breath in. Jump screens. Scroll. Cut and paste. Exhale. Click, Click, Click, Click. [This post is by Kat and Claudia]...
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  • POP data – where does it come from?
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    "Writing is a movement of imagination. On the page we take our readers to places, often to situations where our research has led us, to things we have seen and people we have listened to." - Les Back This blog...
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