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Graduate Student Organization 6S Recaps Barcelona Adventures

Report-backs / Erika Szymanski and Margarita Rayzberg

With new initiatives--and a brand new Facebook page--6S organizers are pursuing ways to promote broad participation.

Restitución de derechos para victimas del conflicto y el NO en Colombia: relecturas desde los ESCT

Reflections / Fredy Mora-Gámez

title "Revisiting rights restitution and the narratives of peace from STS may also consist of interrogating the technical objects and expert discourses that make possible the promotion of those narratives" / "Una relectura desde los ESCT de la restitución de derechos y las narrativas de paz consiste también en problematizar aquellos objetos técnicos y discursos expertos que precisamente hacen posible promover dichas narrativas"

4S Preview: Engaging STS Studies for Inclusive Development

Projects / Gabriela Bortz and Hernan Thomas

title What is the role of Science and Technology studies and STS scholars in promoting, advocating, and building pathways towards inclusive and sustainable development?

4S Preview: Sensing, Walking and Embodiment With and By Technologies—A Track Away From the Desk

Projects / Christopher Peter Wood

title How do we move away from the desk (and the projector) to convey more of the subtle interactions which take place between bodies, technologies and their physical situations?

4S Preview: Governing Scientific Excellence

Projects / Alex Rushforth, Laurens Hessels, Ruth Müller, Sarah de Rijcke, Thomas Franssen, Tjitske Holtrop & Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner

Despite growing interest, as an object of study ‘excellence’ discourses, policies, and instruments remain somewhat difficult to pin down. This is at least partly due to the term itself being something of an ambiguous container concept.

4S Preview: Re-configuring Knowledge Practices: Folding Margins and Norms into Dynamic Hybridity

Projects / Ellen K Foster and Karin Patzke

title Action, Interaction and Change (or what our 4S title session really means).

4S Preview: Valuation Practices at the Margins as a Centre of Attention

Projects / Kristin Asdal, C-F Helgesson, Freyja Knapp, Francis Lee, and Steve Woolgar

How is ‘what counts as valuable’ established in valuation practices, and by what criteria? What and who participate in such ventures and what are the effects?

4S preview: Pharmaceuticals Out of Bounds

Projects / Christy Spackman and Danya Glabau

title Investigating the promises, perils, and consequences of living in an increasingly pharmacetuicalized world

4S Preview: Eating For Life: When Food Is the Best Medicine

Projects / Danya Glabau

title آNew insights on the stakes of incorporating food and eating into the biomedical toolkit

4S Preview: Bioinformation management in data driven medicine

Projects / Karoliina Snell, Ilpo Helén and Aaro Tupasela

Examining the premises and promises of the new data-driven health paradigm

4S Preview: Free Lunch at the Handbook of STS Roundtable

Projects / Abby Kinchy

A roundtable discussion with the editors of the fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies will take place on September 1 at 12:30 pm, with lunch provided to the first 40 audience members.

Queer STS at 4S/EASST in Barcelona: Looking Forward and to the Past

Projects / Stephen Molldrem and Mitali Thakor

title What is Queer STS method? How might Queer STS be institutionalized?

4S Preview: Materializing Governance by Infrastructure

Projects / Francesca Musiani, Annalisa Pelizza and Stefania Milan

Uncovering regimes of inclusion/exclusion nested in technical details of information infrastructures.

4S Preview: Here, there be future dragons…

Projects / Laura Watts, Max Liboiron, Phoebe Sengers and Kaiton Williams

title Crew wanted. Sail with us to the edges of the world, where monstrous futures can be found.

4S Preview: Counting by Other Means

Projects / Sarah Kember and Alex Taylor

Critically examining these relations between time, the count, and forms of life/labour, our research might also be seen to point to more careful and caring imaginaries of who and what could count in/through computation.

4S Preview: Digital fabrication. Whose industrial revolution?

Projects / Johan Söderberg, Maxigas, Adrian Smith

title In this track, we propose a mid-term assessment of STS theory, on basis of case studies of hackers and makers. The question we pose to ourselves is: Are we fighting a foregone war like old generals do when we seek the liberation of our tools, just as if it was our own liberty that we fought for?

4S Preview: Situated Meanings of ‘Good’ Care and Science ‘Worth Doing’

Projects / Katherine Weatherford Darling, Natali Valdez, Emily Vasquez, Christoph Hanssmann, and Melissa Creary

title Are projects that focus explicitly on the gendered and raced forms of subjectivity and lived experience within technoscientific domains seen as "STS enough"?

4S Preview: Postphenomenology

Projects / Don Ihde

Barcelona marks the ninth year for postphenomenology research panels at 4S. Don Ihde highlights the research that will be presented in Barcelona this year.

Things Worth Categorizing

Reviews / Yelena Gluzman

title The cards were there to be peered at and handled, and mounted lights and magnifying glasses allowed for an intimate examination of the texture and detail in each. The mise-en-scène of the cards figured them as specimens, and us as naturalists. Yet the task of the naturalist—to organize specimens into coherent relations—was also the work being done by the cards themselves.

STS Underground: Images from an Emerging Subfield

Report-backs / Abby Kinchy and Roopali Phadke

title What can STS contribute to the burgeoning new field of “subsoil” social theory?
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