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2015 STS Making and Doing Program

Making and Doing 2015

Design and Planning

STS projects that resulted in the design and creation of effective products, graphics, spaces, and landscapes. The outcomes can be large or small in scale, and can be digital in content. Projects can be organized around different design themes, .e.g. participatory design, sustainable design, etc. The presentation should show explanation of design process and how various actors are involved in the process.

Off The Grid

Jamie Cross

This exhibit presents a portfolio of graphic art pieces, installations, story maps and technological designs that explore off grid energy infrastructures as relational: with the social built into the material and the material a complex of historic interactions and exchanges.

rePlay: De-commodifying Music

Guido Hermans

This project explores a design space between music as a skillful activity and music as a commodity.

Matters of Care in Crowdsourcing

Lilly Irani

We have designed two systems that enable Amazon Mechanical Turk workers to engage in collective action online. Our work with these systems raises questions about the labor, maintenance, repair, and politics of making and doing.

Making Machines that Make

Nadya Peek

I am developing a modular system for making machines that make-- including design patterns, user interfaces, motion control, mechanical systems, and end effectors.

Mobile Wilderness Making

Andrew Quitmeyer

This exhibition presents the concepts of Hiking Hacks and Wearable Studio Practice as models for critically analyzing and understanding scientific processes.

‘zines as method

sam smiley

This session of making and doing will focus on the use of 'zines (hand made and short run publications) as method in qualitative research.

Connecting-Probing-Reflecting Spaces

Peter J Taylor

New England Workshops on Science & Social Change have the aim of “fostering collaboration among those who teach, study, and engage with the public about scientific developments and social change,”

Crafting Digital Stories

Annie Warren

This session aims to be instructive on the process-driven components to create digital stories.

How’s My Feedback?

Malte Ziewitz

“How’s My Feedback?” was a collaborative design experiment to rethink and evaluate web-based review, rating, and ranking schemes.

Situated Intervention

Teun Zuiderent-Jerak

Situated Intervention is an experimental research approach aimed at the production of novel STS knowledge and new normativities through the direct involvement of STS scholars in the practices they study.


All Projects

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