All Backchannels Entries Tagged 'making and doing'
Projects / Laura Watts, Max Liboiron, Phoebe Sengers and Kaiton WilliamsCrew wanted. Sail with us to the edges of the world, where monstrous futures can be found.
Reviews / Yelena GluzmanThe 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.
Projects / Max LiboironNinety-three percent of all marine plastics are smaller than a grain of rice (Eriksen et al 2014). This summer I made a research voyage through one of the world’s five gyres, huge slow-moving currents in the middle each of the world’s five oceans that tend to accumulate floating debris, including plastics.
Reflections / Gary Lee DowneyWe want our technologies outside, thinking we can control them. But what if we framed this differently, picturing humans and technologies as entwined through permeable, fluid boundaries? Clarity would be more elusive. Joining semen cryopreservation disrupted a comfortable, but clueless, masculinity.
Projects / Max LiboironWrite2know highlights STS scholars’ roles in civic participation and STS as an practice of “making and doing” politics in and through science.