All posts by Thomas Linder

Presidential panel: Theorizing human agency and the self

— Martin Collins — For the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for History of Technology, I organized and moderated a “presidential roundtable” on “Theorizing human agency and the self: What Does/Can History of Technology Contribute to the Humanities?” As discussants the panel included Katherine Boyce-Jacino (Johns Hopkins); Christopher Otter (Ohio State); Amy Slaton (Drexel); … Continue reading Presidential panel: Theorizing human agency and the self

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

STS Across Borders: From 4S Boston 2017 towards 4S Sydney 2018

— Hined Rafeh, Kim Fortun — One of the events that kicked off the 4S Boston conference was STS Across Borders, an informal meeting held by incoming 4S President Kim Fortun to provide a space for scholars from different regions and networks to meet, discuss their different histories, and think about ways 4S can effectively … Continue reading STS Across Borders: From 4S Boston 2017 towards 4S Sydney 2018