Paper proposals invited for “Most workshops are dysfunctional–This one wasn’t”

“Most workshops are dysfunctional–This one wasn’t” Interpreting, enacting, changing organized multi-person collaborative processes This panel at the EASST meetings in July invites presentations or other interactive processes that explore various aspects of interpreting, enacting, changing organized multi-person collaborative processes—functional or dysfunctional; our own in STS as well as those of the researchers we study. Advertisements

“Intersecting Processes: Spaces still available at May 2017 New England Workshop on Science and Social Change

Location: Old Fire Station, Woods Hole MA, USA New Dates May 2017, 8am Sat 27 – 2.30pm TUES 30 In this FOUR-day workshop participants will create spaces, interactions, and support in formulating plans to extend our own projects of inquiry and engagement around “intersecting processes.” More info

Intersecting Processes: May 2017 New England Workshop on Science and Social Change

Location: Old Fire Station, Woods Hole MA, USA New Dates May 2017, 8am Sat May 27 – 2.30pm Weds May 31 In this five-day workshop participants will create spaces, interactions, and support in formulating plans to extend our own projects of inquiry and engagement around “intersecting processes.”

Connecting-Probing-Reflecting Spaces: The New England Workshop on Science and Social Change (NewSSC)

This post is my submission for a new form of presentation at its next conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S): The STS [*] Making and Doing initiative aims at encouraging 4S members to share scholarly practices of participation, engagement, and intervention in their fields of study. It highlights scholarly practices for […]

Learning from a 4-day workshop about scaffolding scientific and social change

Originally posted on Puzzle—Create Change—Reflect:
Although the term “scaffolding” was used often and participants had experiences of being scaffolded, there was little explicit discussion or posting of ideas about scaffolding at a recent 4-day workshop on “Scaffolding Scientific and Social Change.”  In advance of digesting the workshop evaluations, let me post on what…

Scaffolding Scientific and Social Change: Workshop in May 2013

Location: Old Fire Station, Woods Hole MA, USA Dates May 19 (8am) – 22 (2pm) In this workshop participants will create spaces, interactions and support in formulating plans to extend our own projects of inquiry and engagement in scientific and social change. In making such plans, we will also be exploring and developing the idea […]

Conditions for a successful workshop (or “organized multi-person collaborative process”)

During the spring and summer of 2000 I participated in four innovative, interdisciplinary workshops.  A review of  the workshops led me to dig deeper into how workshops work when they do. I assembled a list of heuristics that I include below.  A member of the audience for my first presentation of this review, Tom Flanagan, […]

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Header image: a slice from a silk screen study for a rug by Anni Albers About the name: Instead of partitioning complex situations into well-bounded systems and backgrounded or hidden processes, we can examine “intersecting processes” that cut across scales, involve heterogeneous components, and develop over time. (Elaboration) Blog posts in 2010 have also addressed […]

Decentered approach to infrastructure building in Science & Technology Studies

Nomination statement (unsuccessful)for 2019 Infrastructure award of Society for Social Studies of Science “Consistently working on [a] decentered approach to infrastructure development follows from and feeds into STS analyses of the ecological-like complexity of influences shaping science as agents combine a diversity or heterogeneity of components or resources as they establish knowledge and technologies…”