Religion Café: Design/materiality and morality

When and Where

Monday, December 04, 2023 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm


With anthropologist Keith Murphy of University of California, Irvine (via Zoom).

Join us in a conversation with Keith Murphy as he talks us through his interest in form and morality and why he’s found it interesting – with examples from his current ethnographic project on Unicode as well as the image below for discussion!

Keith says: To me every form is moral in one way or another — in the sense that forms are coded (or are interpreted) with blunt senses of “good” and “bad,” filtered through a bunch of frames (e.g., religion, economics, politics, and so on). My main interest is in the relationships between the people who make the forms and the people who encounter them.

RSVP to Chiho Tokita by December 1:

For those interested (optional), Keith Murphy's chapter, “Form-giving as Moral Mediation” can be found in Designs and Anthropologies: Frictions and Affinities (2021) - or email Chiho Tokita.

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