STS projects that resulted in policy papers, recommendations, regulations, devices, decision-making practices, or other policy outcomes. Policy arenas include medicine and health, development, infrastructures, and communication in addition to those explicitly oriented to science and technology.
Andrew ClementPublicly exhibiting the formerly secret documents that reveal evidence of illegal and unconstitutional behaviour by state agencies represents an act of solidarity (albeit a modest one) with Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers who at considerable personal cost have made significant contributions to our knowledge of important threats to democratic rights. It is also constructively asserts academic freedoms that all independent scholarship ultimately depends on at a time when these are under evidently growing threat.
Julie Mark CohenThis project serves as the analytical foundation for the author's larger effort, 'U.S. Structural Engineers: Constraints on Design Decisions and Recurring, Costly Infrastructure Failures, 1930-2017.' More importantly, it introduces the STS community to a new STS hybrid conceptual framework that can be employed when 'intellectual blindness' can be attributed to recurring failures in another field in engineering, or in science, medicine, or another technical field.
Anna K YoungThis is exhibit will host an array of modern health technologies which feature a spectrum of access and disparities scores ranging from highly blackboxes devices, analog transparent designs, and health technology construction sets built for open ended reproducibility and community design. These are part of an ongoing approach to democratize medical fabrication that is highlighting policy implications for regulatory strategy, intellectual property, medical education and patient ethics.
Eric KennedyOver the last two years, we have been engaged in an STS-inspired training program that traverses the interfaces between technoscience, society, and policy in Canada. In this exhibition, we present evaluation data that examines how participants come to discover and voice their own critiques of concepts such as technological determinism, the deficit model of science communication, and the linear model of science and societal outcomes.
Maria MichailsUsing citizen science and critical making, the project has an unconventional goal: as a form of radical pedagogy and tactical intervention, the making and deploying of the devices during publicized events and alongside the New York State DEC's expert monitoring, the aim is to keep pressure on the agency to fulfill their promise of the year-long comprehensive study of air quality in the neighborhood.
Michelle MurphyThe Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is a grassroots network of nearly 90 composed of STS researchers, social and information scientists, natural and physical scientists, lawyers, and coders, as well as non-profit partners that formed in response to the Trump administration's hostile stances to existing federal environmental and energy policy, evidence and research, as well as to the scientific research infrastructure built to investigate, inform, and enforce environmental and climate regulations.
Nick ShapiroIn this presentation, I document four different environmental making and doing projects that I am working on across four different temporalities or scales. The point of presenting them all collectively is to note the interdependence of short-term stopgap interventions and long-term utopic projects for detoxifying the atmosphere.
Alac: STS Olfactorium
Cardoso Llach: Tracing Design Ecologies
Clement: Snowden Surveillance Archive
Erickson-Davis: What it is to see: a simulation of artificial vision
Gluzman: Feminist Theory Theater
Lippman: Making Sensible in 360°
Mohsin: QEERI’s Science Majlis
Nafus: Data Sense
Ostrowski: The Empirical Printing Program