During the beginning of the pandemic, a group of Brazilian social scientists gather to encourage reflections about health, policy, and science in Brazil. Read their reflections here.
Researchers from UCL’s Connected Environments Lab joined together with creative producers at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood to co-create a series of interactive, web-based virtual reality (VR) studios to creatively engage young people during lockdown.
During 2020, Kaleidos built a new collaborative digital platform called EthnoData. It is a multimodal and multimedia website that combines large datasets with ethnographic material that allows users to create their own theorizations and stories through a variety of numerical evidence and qualitative data —including official statistics, legal archives, curated...
The incoming Editorial Collective for Engaging Science, Technology and Society reflects on their intellectual and political commitments for the journal.
iris is a crowd-sourced Turkish STS encyclopedia. In this blog, the volunteers behind iris describe how they started off with this encyclopedia. They also explain how producing for and thus thinking from within STS in a non-English language (in Euro-American and English dominated STS) would not only enrich that language, but most importantly, could contribute to STS with its own dynamics.
Black Gold, White Power: Mapping Oil, Real Estate, and Racial Segregation in the Los Angeles Basin, 1900-1939
This week we are reblogging the 4S Mullins Prize winning paper by Daniel G. Cumming titled "Black Gold, White Power: Mapping Oil, Real Estate, and Racial Segregation in the Los Angeles Basin, 1900 - 1939."
We have started to put together a rough and iterative range of sources for 4S readers to think together around issues raised by the ongoing protests against racial injustice in North America and beyond.
A special call for contributions for Backchannels from the editorial team responsible for publications from Europe, North America, and Australia.
A reblog of various podcasts and STS-related posts engaging the COVID-19 topic.
Technoscience: a science and technology studies podcast that’s not just for science and technology studies
Technoscience is a new podcast initiative to share the exciting work being done in science and technology studies (STS) with wider audiences who are curious about the field. It offers an approachable and accessible way for people to listen and learn more about the interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship of STS. Technoscience involves a series of ten interviews with STS scholars recorded at the 2019 Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) meeting in New Orleans.