Tag Archives: 4S 2017

Brain injury in sport and its effects: Entanglements of science, law, and design

—Kathleen Bachynski, Kate Henne, Matt Ventresca— Traumatic brain injuries and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) featured prominently in one of the three Science, Technology, and Sports sessions at 4S 2017. Recent athlete deaths – some coinciding with pledges by athletes to donate their brains for scientific study – point to embodied consequences of CTE. The issue has … Continue reading Brain injury in sport and its effects: Entanglements of science, law, and design

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