Monthly Archives: September 2017

Indigenous Knowledges and Technologies

— Tiago Ribeiro Duarte and Claudia Magallanes-Blanco — The idea behind convening an open panel on Indigenous Knowledges and Technologies at the Boston 4S annual meeting was to foreground a topic that has so far received very little attention in the STS literature: Little has been written on the similarities/differences between indigenous, scientific and local Western … Continue reading Indigenous Knowledges and Technologies

Visualizing Security: Remote Sensing, Visualization Technologies and the Making of Risk and (In)securities

— Nikolaus Pöchhacker — The talks at the panel ‘Visualizing Security: Remote Sensing, Visualization Technologies and the Making of Risk and (In)securities’ came together well. They focused on the political and the epistemic assumptions going into the production of visualizations and maps in security agendas. As Latour already argued: the map is not the territory. … Continue reading Visualizing Security: Remote Sensing, Visualization Technologies and the Making of Risk and (In)securities

Relays from the 2017 4S Meeting: STS (In)Sensibilities

As a way of continuing the conversation from the conference, we are posting a select number of panel summaries that offer reviews of key presentations, raise additional questions, and ‘relay’ additional information for those who couldn’t attend: STS across Borders, by Hined Rafeh and Kim Fortun The Tools of the Trade, by Jeremy Hunsinger Historical (In)Sensibilities, by … Continue reading Relays from the 2017 4S Meeting: STS (In)Sensibilities