Interpreting Technoscience: Explorations in Identity, Culture and Democracy Spring 2010


CAS Resident Associate: Rayvon Fouché (History)

Traditionally, science and technology have had a national character, but with the growth of international, global, and transnational exchanges, scientific and technological interactions have transformed in the recent past.  This initiative will examine the ways technoscience–or the confluence of scientific practices and technological artifacts–influences and affects human identity, cultural knowledge, and democratic action.  This focus will explore historical, contemporary, and emerging interpretations of technoscience as a means to understanding connections between science, technology, and human existence.

Sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Program in Science and Technology Studies

Fall 2009 Technoscience lecture series

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Fred Turner
Designing for Democracy in the American Counterculture
4:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tarleton Gillespie
The Politics of Platforms
4:00pm
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Mark Katz
Mix and Scratch: The Turntable Becomes a Musical Instrument, 1975-1978
4:00 pm
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Kelly Joyce
(NEW DATE) Visualizing Health: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Popular Culture and American Medicine
4:00pm
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Julian Dibbell
Ludocapitalism: Real Money from Play Economies, and How I Made It
4:00 pm
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