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ABR and STS (science, technology and society)

Started this discussion. Last reply by sam smiley Jul 24, 2013. 4 Replies

Greetings!I am a media artist and educator. I teach Arts Based Research at Lesley University. I also produce a video journal and compilation on art and technosciece called INtransit. My current topic…Continue

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Poetic Inquiry in Practice

Dear all:I am a member of AstroDime Transit Authority. The AstroDime Transit Authority is a Think-Tank and public service organization that considers issues of transportation, communication and world and intergalactic citizenship. AstroDime is occasionally asked to do arts based qualitative analysis. The poem being linked to was for a questionnaire an outside investigator sent to adjunct faculty to one private North American college in 2014,  initially to assess the adjunct faculty needs at…See More
Dec 7, 2014
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Counterfactuals and more...

I wanted to share some info from the Society of History of Technology conference i just came from in Dearborn Michigan.... i did have some very good conversations with people who were very generous with their time. here's  a few thoughts.. -there are some scholars who take an approach to history research.called ."counterfactual history"..it is really interesting approach to writing history..finding the "what if threads" that the dominant histories leave behind. . - "digital humanities" is…See More
Nov 9, 2014
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Feminism, Queer Theory, Technoscience and ABR

found this...it is a call for papers regarding technoscience, feminism, and queer theory. How might an ABR approach inform this work? new journal!Dear colleagues,We write to announce the formation of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, a new online peer-reviewed journal, the first issue of which will be launched in Spring 2015. The outcome of three years of collaborative research and planning among a ten-person editorial board, Catalyst will publish interdisciplinary feminist and queer…See More
Oct 28, 2014
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"Latest update on my research through Taos/Tilburg. Water hyacinth and other alien invaders. http://j.mp/1yZdXlC"
Oct 11, 2014
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"I wanted to share a video I created. http://vimeo.com/artscience/queenofkudzu would love any feedback from an ABR perspective."
Feb 23, 2014
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"Very cool series of projects related to science, society, and artful ethnography and design. http://www.countingsheep.info/"
Dec 4, 2013
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Arts Based Research, Artful Ethnography, and STS

This is a group dedicated to the exploration of the intersection between qualitative arts based research (QABR), science, technology and society (STS) and artful ethnographySee More
Dec 4, 2013
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ongoing interests in ABR and technoscience and society..

I am posting this a little belatedly, but this relates to my ongoing interest in ABR and technoscience and society. I went to the 4S conference (social studies of science and society) in october, looking for crossover points between ABR and STS. This is my report on that: http://astrodime.org/2013/10/art-ethnography-and-sts/Here's my summary of that post:"My summary from these small samples are this: that the arts in STS can…See More
Dec 3, 2013
sam smiley commented on Arts-Based Research Studio's page Fiction/Novel
"Latour, B. (1996). ARAMIS or the love of technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press"
Nov 8, 2013
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Arts Based Research and STS

I am currently running a google group comprised of scholars and artists in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and ABR. Its primary focus is the use of ABR as a (series of methods) in the exploration of topics of science, technology and society. To the extent that I can, I will mirror some of the posts to that. If you have an interest in both fields, and would like to be on the email list, contact me (sam smiley) at rocketscience@astrodime.org.The group I am working with in STS primarily…See More
Nov 8, 2013
sam smiley replied to sam smiley's discussion ABR and STS (science, technology and society)
"that's really interesting..I'm reading a book called No Death No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh. In terms of "invasive species" I'm thinking of a given "invasive species" as a boundary category (Susan Leigh Star talked…"
Jul 24, 2013
R. Michael Fisher replied to sam smiley's discussion ABR and STS (science, technology and society)
"Hi Sam, a whole lot of intriguing things you're putting into the 'mix' here, and I haven't searched further into STS or INTransit or you're bio etc. at Lesley University... for starters, let me say I'd like if…"
Jul 24, 2013
sam smiley replied to sam smiley's discussion ABR and STS (science, technology and society)
"I've been going to STS conferences for a while, it's been primarly researchers (qualitative and quantitative) in the social studies of science and technology. Their web site is http://4sonline.org and the next conference is in San Diego…"
May 10, 2013
Daniel Brophy replied to sam smiley's discussion ABR and STS (science, technology and society)
"hi Sam, I am a composer of contemporary and electronic music. I also use/am interested in science and technology. For a part of my thesis I am creating interactive clothing with both high and low technology (circuit-bending and micro-controllers).…"
May 9, 2013
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ABR and STS (science, technology and society)

Greetings!I am a media artist and educator. I teach Arts Based Research at Lesley University. I also produce a video journal and compilation on art and technosciece called INtransit. My current topic I am researching is invasive species. INtransit usually includes interviews, experimental work, and sometimes animation.I also have a big interest in Latin American topics in art, science and technology.Is anyone in this group interested in ABR and topics in science and technology?-sam smileySee More
May 9, 2013

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I spend half my time in Somerville, Massachusetts, the other half in Provincetown, Massachusetts
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I am a media artist and educator. I teach arts based research in the Creative Arts in Learning program at Lesley University. I also am interested in the intersections of arts based research, and another field called Science, Technology, and Society. I am starting an ABR interest group at the next STS conference in San Diego this fall.
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http://vimeo.com/channels/smileyvids
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My video portfolio..I do experimental documentary, music video, and underwater video.
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http://virtualberet.com
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a project I began in the '90's called The Virtual Beret
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Walk softly and carry a large beret
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Very excited about this group and especially making connections with people who are interested in ABR and also STS, or science, technology and society.

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Poetic Inquiry in Practice

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 3:32pm 0 Comments

Dear all:

I am a member of AstroDime Transit Authority. The AstroDime Transit Authority is a Think-Tank and public service organization that considers issues of transportation, communication and world and intergalactic citizenship.



AstroDime is occasionally asked to do arts based qualitative analysis. The poem being linked to was for a questionnaire an outside investigator sent to adjunct faculty to one private North American college in 2014,  initially to assess the adjunct…

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Counterfactuals and more...

Posted on November 9, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

I wanted to share some info from the Society of History of Technology conference i just came from in Dearborn Michigan.... i did have some very good conversations with people who were very generous with their time. here's  a few thoughts..



-there are some scholars who take an approach to history research.called ."counterfactual history"..it is really interesting approach to writing history..finding the "what if threads" that the dominant histories leave behind. .



-…

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Feminism, Queer Theory, Technoscience and ABR

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 6:55am 0 Comments

found this...it is a call for papers regarding technoscience, feminism, and queer theory. How might an ABR approach inform this work? new journal!

Dear colleagues,



We write to announce the formation of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, a new online peer-reviewed journal, the first issue of which will be launched in Spring 2015. The outcome of three years of collaborative research and planning among a ten-person editorial board, Catalyst will publish interdisciplinary…

Continue

ongoing interests in ABR and technoscience and society..

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

I am posting this a little belatedly, but this relates to my ongoing interest in ABR and technoscience and society. I went to the 4S conference (social studies of science and society) in october, looking for crossover points between ABR and STS. This is my report on that:

http://astrodime.org/2013/10/art-ethnography-and-sts/



Here's my summary of that post:

"My summary from these small samples are this:…

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