Online lecture "Creole Metrology/The Matter of Measurement and the Language of Standards on Unstable Ground"
Megan Eardley, Princeton University, will give online public lecture, "Creole Metrology/The Matter of Measurement and the Language of Standards on Unstable Ground" (in English) on 10 December 2020, 19.00. For Zoom link, please contact Ms. Fee Huschenbeth.
Megan Eardley studies the intersections of architecture, science and technology, and political philosophy in southern Africa in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her current research examines how the South African mining industry shaped models and concepts of life in deep space during the Cold War. While attending to histories of labor, race, and gender, she foregrounds questions about measurement, the language of standards, and the future of 'the human' in environments that are hostile to biological life. In recent years, her work has been supported by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the History of Science Society, as well as the Canadian Center for Architecture. In 2020-2021, Megan is a PhD Candidate in Architectural History and Theory at Princeton University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Witwatersrand.