Don Slater is co-director of Configuring Light/Staging the Social and Associate Professor (Reader) in Sociology at the LSE. His current research focuses on light but he also researches and writes extensively on the sociology of material and visual culture, on the sociology of economic life (particularly consumer culture and marketing), and on new media and digital culture. Major publications include: New Media, Development and Globalization: Making Connections in the Global South (Polity 2013); The Technological Economy (2005, with Andrew Barry); The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach (2000, with Daniel Miller); Consumer Culture and Modernity (1997).
A contribution to a collection of articles designed to introduce architects and designers to evidence-based urban lighting, this chapter includes an overview of Configuring Light’s approach and methodology for social […]
Lighting is increasingly recognized as a significant social intervention by both lighting professionals and academic social scientists. However, what counts as ‘the social’ is diverse and contested, with consequences for […]
Slater, D. R. (2020) Against human-centred lighting. Lightecture 35. Special issue edited by Mark Major: The Urban Nightscape. ‘Human-centred lighting’ sounds good – we should light for people rather than cars, […]