Workshop 2017 Program

Tentative Schedule as of Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

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1:00-3:30 pm Registration and Check-in INFO East Lobby
1:00 pm Optional: Wellness Workshop with Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde, Director of The Graduate Mentoring Center INFO 130
2:00 pm Optional: Grant Writing for STS Workshop INFO 130
3:00 pm Workshop Introductions INFO 130
4:00-6:00 pm Keynote Lecture: Karen Levy INFO 130
6:30 pm Optional: Private Film Screening of
Girl With All the Gifts (2016)
Wells Library
7:30 pm Optional: IU Theater performance of Urine Town Wells-Metz Theatre


8:30 am Complimentary Breakfast Franklin Commons
9:00-10:00 am Panel: Nonhumans and New Materialisms Franklin 310
Recording the Future: Grounded Speculations in Chernobyl

Dan Qaurooni and Nancy Smith

Non Human Resistance: The Aesthetic Gap Between Climate Simulation and the Non-Compliant Atmosphere

Brett Zehner

10:00-11:00 am Mutual Aid Workshop II: Building a Collaborative Toolkit for Interdisciplinary Research Franklin 312

ElizaBeth Simpson

11:00-12:30 pm Panel: Systems of Classification Franklin 310
Plot Devices in an Era of Deindustrialization: Orienting ‘City’ as a Research Site

Iris Bull

Gender as Classification and Infrastructure

Tristan Gohring

The Coloniality of Philosophies of Biology

Shay-Akil McLean

“All These Old White Guys Really Send the Wrong Message”: Possibilities for Critiquing the Legacy of Masculinity and Whiteness in Scientific Philanthropy

Kevin Walters

12:30-1:30 pm Complimentary Lunch Franklin Commons
1:30-3:00 pm Panel: Situating the Expert in Hybrid Material Digital Work Franklin 310
Emergent BioArt Expertise in Alien Intelligence (AI)

Sarah Choukah

The Making of the Data Science Expert

Gabby Resch

Human and Machine Experts in Past and Future Fabrication Systems

Dan Southwick

Solace in Space

Abdallah AlShuli

3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30-5:00 pm Panel: Democratizing Forces Franklin 310
Taking Amateurs Seriously: Brewing Blogs as Scientific Knowledge

Aaron Ellis

Whose Intelligence? On the Democratization of AI R&D

Colin Garvey

Confronting Social Criticisms: Challenges when Adopting Data-Driven Policing Strategies

Nitya Verma

6:00-8:00 pm midweSTS Reception Dinner Upland Brewery


8:30 am Complementary Breakfast Franklin Commons
9:00-11:00 am Panel: Community Practices Franklin 310
“Skanks Need to Pay with Their Lives”: Sexual Harassment in Online Communities

Morgan Clark

Constructing Consent Online: F(etish)-List as a Community of Practice

Gabriel Malo

Cool Fans of Fan Cooling: Disentangling the
PC Master Race

Alex Mirowski

Connected on our own terms: Informal media infrastructures and circuits of technological recycling in Colombia

Fabian Prieto-Nanez

11:00-12:30 pm Panel: Devices and Social Values Franklin 310
Reading Devices, Re-Reading Bodies: Insulin Pumps, Type 1 Diabetes, and Datafied Body Doubles

Stephen Horrocks

Measuring Devices on Their Own Terms: The Akan Goldweights of West Africa and the Role of Non-western Values in Metrology

Rebecca Jackson

Values in Diffusion: Examining the Drivers and Consequences of Interactive Innovation Adoption in Health Care

Danielle Pollock

12:30-1:30 pm Complimentary Lunch Franklin Commons
1:30-3:00 pm Panel: Design Praxis Franklin 310
Towards an Asset-Based Approach to Community Technology Design to Advance Equity in Smart Cities

Jessa Dickinson

The Politics of Futures: Applying Feminist Principles in Designing Alternative Economies

Maryam Heidaripour

The Role of Design in Fostering Sustainable Initiatives
André Nogueira
3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break Franklin Commons
3:30-4:30 pm Professionalization Workshop Franklin 310

Visiting Faculty

4:30-5:30 pm Workshop Evaluations Franklin 312

*We encourage everyone to attend the sessions. If you would like to be included in the headcount for meal accommodations (breakfast, lunch, and the reception), we ask that you register in advance of attending.