[csaa-forum] SSN Seminar: 'Real Time in Rear View' with Dr Canay Özden-Schilling

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Tue Jun 29 09:00:28 ACST 2021

Please join us for this online seminar hosted by the Deakin Science and
Society Network <https://scienceandsocietynetwork.deakin.edu.au/> (SSN) and
Melbourne STS Lab. You can join the conversation on Twitter by following us
at @SSNDeakin and using the hashtags #SSNseminar

*Register here: *https://ssnseminar-canayozdenschilling.eventbrite.com.au

*Date/time:* Tuesday 6th July, 12pm - 1:15pm (Australian Eastern Daylight
Time, GMT+11)

*Title:*Real Time in Rear View: Techno-Economic Acts in Markets of


This paper explores what “real time” means to market actors. I focus on
traders, market designers, and engineers acting in electricity markets. For
these experts, real time concerns the time interval in which they can no
longer intervene using the instruments available to them. In real-time
arrangements these intervals shrink, as experts are able to demand
cooperation from nonhuman counterparts, like electricity flows, more
frequently than before. To study real time’s proliferation across
contemporary capitalism, I propose the analytic of “techno-economics”—the
economic field where humans and nonhumans co-determine each others’ ranges
of action. More broadly, this essay explores the diversity of capitalist
time—a notion often occluded in the scholarship that either submits to the
homogeneity of space-time compression or diagnoses temporal heterogeneity
only outside capitalism.

About the speaker:

Canay Özden-Schilling is an anthropologist of technology and capitalism.
Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at
the National University of Singapore. Her first book, The Current Economy:
Electricity Markets and Techno-Economics, is forthcoming from Stanford
University Press in June 2021. Her second project explores global supply
chain logistics, as seen from the port cities of Mersin (Turkey) and

About the discussant:

Dr David Boarder Giles is a Lecturer in Anthropology at Deakin University
who writes about waste, cities, and social movements. His current projects
all explore the ways in which discarded surpluses—of people, places, and
things—are circulated in “global” cities. He is the author of A Mass
Conspiracy to Feed People: Food Not Bombs and the World-Class Waste of
Global Cities, which will be published by Duke University Press in August

Dr Shama Naz Islam is a senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Deakin
University. She is a leading researcher in the area of IoT for smart energy
applications, energy management, peer-to-peer energy trading, and data
analytics for smart grid. In 2015, she completed her PhD from the
Australian National University. She is the lead investigator of 'Energy
Optimisation for Geelong Households' project funded by the City of Greater
Geelong and has also attracted over AUD$2 million in grants over the last 4
years. She has received Future Women Leader’s Award from Monash University
in 2017. She has been awarded Victoria Fellowship 2019 for her
contributions in scientific innovations in Victoria.

Watch the seminar:

Seminar will be available to stream on YouTube live. Access using the live
link: https://youtu.be/UK_kz52Rp3w <https://youtu.be/9WOJdCjA6LE>

Date/time: Tuesday 6th July, 12pm - 1:15pm (Australian Eastern Daylight
Time, GMT+11)

Q&A with the speaker to follow. To send questions/participate in the chat,
you'll need to sign-in using a YouTube account

The seminar will be recorded and available to watch on the SSN YouTube
channel after the Livestream.

If you have any questions, please send to ssn-info at deakin.edu.au
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