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All Backchannels Entries Tagged 'sts'

The Anthropocene in Chile: notes from an experimental thinkshop

Report-backs / Manuel Tironi

Meeting to propose different ways of thinking and discussing the anthropocene in Chile

Book Review: Cotton and Race Across the Atlantic: Britain, Africa, and America, 1900-1920

Reviews / Dr Jonathan Silver

According to Jonathan Silver, "Cotton and Race Across the Atlantic" makes a significant contribution to the global history of cotton and our understandings about the long durée of capitalism.

What a new university in Africa is doing to decolonise social sciences

Reflections / Jess Auerbach

It’s not often that you get to create a new university from scratch.

AI’s Prediction Problem

Reflections / Steve G. Hoffman

Is prediction in AI a fool's errand?

Silenced Issues 4: (Un-)Silencing Issues in Thinking Through Environmental Data

Reflections / Leo Matteo Bachinger

title The fourth entry to our ongong series explores and reflects the ways in which data is used to conceal, silence but also bring to the foreground environmental and Climate Change issues.

Researching Sprawling ‘Mobile’ Infrastructures in Nairobi

Reflections / Prince K. Guma

title Mobile technology production and development, mobile-based infrastructural engagements, and mobile money markets are increasingly becoming key signifiers for African cities' identity.

Extending the ‘14 day rule’ on embryo use for research? Conferences as mobilising points

Reflections / Neil Stephens and Rebecca Dimond

title Dr. Neil Stephens and Dr Rebecca Dimond discuss their recent ESTS paper, "Debating CRISPR/cas9 and Mitochondrial Donation: Continuity and Transition Performances at Scientific Conferences."

Intractosoma with Sainath Suryanarayanan: New Research in ESTS

Reflections / Aleka Gurel

title Dr. Sainath Suryanarayanan talks about his recent ESTS paper, "Intractosoma: Toward an Epistemology of Complexity Based on Intra-acting Bodies."

Digital Care with Susanna Trnka: New Research in ESTS

Reflections / Aleka Gurel

title Backchannels talks with Professor Susanna Trnka about her new research on young people's use of health apps.

Campo CTS na América latina e domínios psi: pequena crônica de encontros e desencontros.

Reflections / Jimena Carrasca Madarriaga and Arthur Arruda Leal Ferreira

Quanto aos domínios Psi, a proposta é de considerar simetricamente aos saberes e práticas estabelecidos, uma série de práticas fronteiriças menos reconhecidas e em busca de reconhecimento. Assim, serão considerados, por exemplo, estudos referentes aos conhecimentos e práticas das neurociências, psiquiatria, gestão, reabilitação, autoajuda, coaching, entre outros enquanto dispositivos de produção de subjetividades.

Cross-national Genetic Research with Klaus Hoeyer, Aaro Tupasela and Malene Bøgehus Rasmussen

Reflections / Aleka Gurel

Backchannels interviews Klaus Hoeyer, Aaro Tupasela and Malene Bøgehus Rasmussen about their recent ST&HV paper, “Ethics Policies and Ethics Work in Cross-national Genetic Research and Data Sharing: Flows, Nonflows, and Overflows.”

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"

Molecular Detector (Non)Technology with Luis Reyes-Galindo: New Research in ST&HV

Reflections / Aleka Gurel

title Dr. Luis Reyes-Galindo talks to Backchannels about his recent ST&HV paper, "Molecular Detector (Non)Technology in Mexico."

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?

Rethinking Value in the Bio-economy with Kean Birch: New Research in ST&HV

Reflections / Aleka Gurel

title Professor Kean Birch, from York University, talks to Backchannels about his recent paper for ST&HV, "Rethinking 'Value' in the Bio-Economy: Finance, Assetization and the Management of Value."

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.

Bending Genres at ESTS

Projects / Katie Vann and Daniel Lee Kleinman

title Engaging Science, Technology, and Society offers two new genres of peer-reviewed scholarly work––Critical Engagements and Considering Concepts––that allow scholars to speak to STS issues and audiences in new ways.

Handbook for the Ages: Peeking into the forthcoming 4th Edition of the STS Handbook

Projects / Yelena Gluzman

title The Fourth Edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies is coming. Here, the editors reflect on putting it together, and give a sneak peek of the Table of Contents.

Where are the Humans in Climate Change Solutions?

/ Myanna Lahsen

title Myanna Lahsen analyzes the re-envisioning processes that gave rise to a new international research program which seeks to bring the social sciences into the center of research on global environmental change
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