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2015 STS Making and Doing Program

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Critical Digital Exhibits

Richardson, Alan, University of British Columbia


Raquel Baldwinson, University of British Columbia
Sharon Doucet, University of British Columbia
Nicholas Fitz, University of British Columbia
Jordan Howell, University of British Columbia
Adrian Lou, University of British Columbia
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, University of British Columbia
Shoshana Deutsh, Cornell University

Much canonical STS work explores the conditions and contours of knowledge production, arguing that knowledge-making networks have many agencies: knowledge is produced in a way that reflects an entanglement of stakeholders, that serves political ends, that responds to practical constraints, that (re)produces epistemological hierarchies, that motivates action or that enables the status quo. Within this framework of identifying, understanding, and ameliorating issues within knowledge-making networks, each member of our team chose a site of knowledge-production about science in the Vancouver area and investigated its knowledge-making networks. On our project website, our team members each construct a "critical digital exhibit," in which they display their identifications, connections, understandings, critiques and revisions in a way that addresses issues within each site of knowledge-production.  This project began as a course in UBC’s graduate program in STS and was made possible by the UBC Centre for Community Engaged Learning and our community partners.

Link to project:

Barbosa e Silva: STS ‘Making’ and ‘Knowings’

Battles: Lightbox: Art|Information

Clement: Mapping Internet Surveillance

Collier: The SERRC

Comisso: Scientific Legislation

Cross: Off The Grid

de la Torre: STS+ With Practitioners

Forlano: Reimagining Work

Gardner: Body Editing

Gruber: Making Mirror Neurons

Hamilton: The Anarchy of the Imagination

Hermans: rePlay: De-commodifying Music

Hosman: Solar Digital Libraries

Iles: Greening Chemistry

Irani: Matters of Care in Crowdsourcing

Jain: Things that Art

Klein: Experimental Methods

Lakoff: Limn: An Experimental Scholarly Magazine

Lee : Teaching Sewol Disaster

Liboiron: Civic Laboratory: Plastics

Lie: Film: Medical Imaging

Loukissas: Life and Death of Data

Lucena: CSR & Social Justice

Miller: The Shore Line

Morales-Nasser: STS and ART

Myers: The Write2Know Project

Nieusma: STS Design Program

Ostman: Nano & Society

Ostrowski: Empirical Prints

Peek: Making Machines that Make

Poirier: Cyberinfrastructure for STS

Quitmeyer: Mobile Wilderness Making

Richardson: Critical Digital Exhibits

Riley: Doing Engineering Justice

Rogers: Making Science Visible

Sabanovic: A Human-Centered Robotics Curriculum

Schwartz-Marin: Citizen-Led Forensics

Selin: Futurescape City Tours

Shrum: Light Years

Smiley: ‘zines as method

Southwick: BlackBox Vending Machine

Stettler: Can Innovators Be Made?

Taylor: Connecting-Probing-Reflecting Spaces

Vidart-Delgado : Department of Play

Visperas: Thinking with Catalyst

Wang: Wooden Boat Building

Warren: Crafting Digital Stories

Watts: The Energy Walk

Whynacht: The Now(here) Project

Woelfle-Erskine: Tell a Salmon

Ziewitz: How’s My Feedback?

Zuiderent-Jerak: Situated Intervention