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2015 STS Making and Doing Program

Making and Doing 2015

STS Infrastructures

STS projects that resulted in effective informational or material infrastructures for the construction, operation, and travel of STS as field or discipline. Such might include the building of degree programs, modes of print and electronic publication, professional organizations, summer schools, institutes, scholarly collectives, and the 4S annual meeting itself. The presentation should move beyond promotion to include reflective analysis.


Jim Collier

This exhibit explores the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective—a collaborative experiment that enacts the principles of social epistemology by providing imaginative, alternative practices and pathways for scholarly expression and publication.

Limn: An Experimental Scholarly Magazine

Andrew Lakoff

Limn is an experimental “scholarly magazine” devoted to illuminating contemporary problems. It draws its material from a network of experts in the social and human sciences. It is timely, diverse in perspective, authoritative, well written and beautifully designed.

Life and Death of Data

Yanni Alexander Loukissas

Through a combination of data visualization and interviews with Arboretum staff, this interactive project illuminates what data can teach us about their own social and material histories, as well as how to study collections digitally.

CSR & Social Justice

Juan C. Lucena

Seeking to integrate social justice into CSR and learn how to cultivate engineers to become agents of what we term “community-based CSR,” we facilitated a participatory engagement of corporate, academic, and NGO actors that investigated the multiple and contested constructions and practices of CSR in the extractive industries.

Cyberinfrastructure for STS

Lindsay Poirier

The Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE) is an open source (Drupal-based) digital platform designed to support distributed, collaborative work with of diverse types of research data.

Doing Engineering Justice

Donna Riley

Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace (ESJP) is an international network of scholar/ practitioner-advocates seeking to transform engineering.

Thinking with Catalyst

Cristina Visperas

Our exhibit presents two examples of situated infrastructures for the making and doing of feminist STS: a scholarly web platform and an academic workshop space.

The Energy Walk

Laura Watts

Drawing on 3 ethnographic fieldsites in the ‘Alien Energy’ research project, this walk materialises invisible infrastructures of renewable energy: wave energy in the sea, geothermal energy in the earth.


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