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2015 STS Making and Doing Program

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STS+ With Practitioners

de la Torre, Pedro, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Kim Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Scott Kellog, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Alli Morgan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Amir H. Hirsa, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Aalok Khandekar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rethy Chhem, Fukushima Medical University and Cambodian Development Research Institute

STS has developed methods, theory and a rich empirical record that advance understanding of how science, engineering, medicine, and other fields of expertise develop, cohere, and impact the world.  In efforts that we describe as STS+, we extend this work to advance the development and thinking of experts themselves.  Rather than teaching STS findings, we cultivate the “thought styles” of STS in the students we teach, particularly in engineering, medicine and the physical sciences. Students are provided what can be called scaffolding, or “light structure” to help them read, listen, and observe with STS sensibilities. An important goal is to inculcate habits of thought that students can carry with them into diverse situations, with enhanced capacity for analysis, evaluation, and creative intervention.  This exhibit will describe STS+ initiatives in a variety of settings, including medical education in post-Fukushima Japan, and both K-12 and engineering education in the United States.    

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