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Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom

Black Liveness Matters: Karel Čapek meets Blind Tom Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 3:30pm Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop Free and open to the public In 1920 the Czech writer Karel Čapek experienced an early success with the play R.U.R., which posed interaction and conflict between human capitalists and a new source of labor, the […]

Suzanne Moon: Islam and Industrialization in Late 20th c. Indonesia, April 18, 2014

Thinking through Technology and Religion: Islam and Industrialization in Late Twentieth-century Indonesia The IAS Critical Science Studies Collaborative presents Suzanne Moon, History of Science, University of Oklahoma Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. Q&A Download as: audio, podcast video, or original. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a group of Indonesian Muslim intellectuals, […]

Ann Treacy, Information Scientist, on Google Glass, April 2014

Download: audio, small video, or original. Ann Treacy has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and has worked extensively with the Internet since 1995. As a former librarian, she is interested in making information accessible to more users – by improving the pipes that the information travels through as well as improving organization […]

Voices from the Field: Practices, Challenges and Directions in Digital Humanities – presentation by Smiljana Antonijević, Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011IASEvents, Video and Audio0

Smiljana Antonijević is Assistant Professor of Culture and Technology at Roskilde University, and a researcher at e-Humanities Group of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). She holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Antonijević’s research intersects the area of communication, culture, and technology focusing on issues such […]

Practicing Science, Technology and Rhetoric: The North-South Divide in an Emerging Global Order. A Colloquium on Technology, Culture, & Communication.

Mapping Digital Brain Drain: A Presentation by Rick Duque Resilient Technologies, Resilient Knowledge Communities, Resilient Cultures: A Joint Presentation by Rick Duque, Isabella Wagner, and Sonja Weber Available for download as audio (.mp3 – 57.3 MB) or video (.m4v – 295.0 MB). Question and Answer Session: Duque, Wagner, and Weber These presentations with Rick Duque, Isabella Wagner, […]

Brad Hokanson, December 29, 2009

Brad Hokanson is Director of the Design Institute and a professor of Design, Housing and Apparel at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include technology, media, and their affect on cognition, creation and design; the development of creative ideas, the education of designers, and the exploration of design thinking through visualization; and the advancement […]

John Harwood, November 19, 2009

John Harwood is a professor of Art History at Oberlin college, where he specializes in modern and contemporary architectural history. Harwood’s research centers on the relationships between science, technology, corporate organization and their architectural articulation. He is co-author, with Janet Parks, of The Troubled Search: The Work of Max Abramovitz (2004). His book The Interface: IBM and the Transformation […]

Trouble with Toxics: A presentation by Kim Fortun, April 17, 2009

Kim Fortun is a professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is the co-editor of the journal Cultural Anthropology and some of her recent publications include Advocacy After Bhopal: Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders (2001), “Scientific Imaginaries and Ethical Plateaus in Contemporary U.S. Toxicology” (co-authored with Mike Fortun, 2005), and “Figuring Out Ethnography,” The Ends of […]

Icelandic Scandals: deCODE Genetics and Other Tales of Excess and Bankruptcy – A presentation by Mike Fortun, April 16, 2009

Michael Fortun is a professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Some of his recent work includes “Scientific Imaginaries and Ethical Plateaus in Contemporary U.S. Toxicology” (Co-authored with Kim Fortun, 2005), and Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation (2008). Mike Fortun’s visit is hosted by the Health and Society Group of […]

“Experimenting With the Asthma Files”: A presentation with Kim and Mike Fortun, 4/15/2009

April 15, 2009IASEvents0

Kim and Michael Fortun are professors of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kim is the co-editor of the journal Cultural Anthropology, while Michael has been at the forefront of the genomics debate in Iceland. Some of their recent work includes Advocacy After Bhopal: Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders (2001), “Scientific Imaginaries and Ethical Plateaus […]

Mike Fortun, April 14, 2009

Michael Fortun is a professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Some of his recent work includes “Scientific Imaginaries and Ethical Plateaus in Contemporary U.S. Toxicology” (Co-authored with Kim Fortun, 2005), and Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation (2008). The interview can also be downloaded as a video podcast (143 […]

“Mobilitas Animi: Improvising Technologies, Intending Chance”: A Presentation by George Lewis, 4/10/2009

April 10, 2009IASEvents0

“If he is not at once improvising and improvising warily,” philosopher Gilbert Ryle wrote in 1976, “he is not engaging his somewhat trained wits in some momentarily live issue, but perhaps acting from sheer unthinking habit. So thinking, I now declare quite generally, is, at the least, the engaging of partly trained wits in a […]

John Cayley, March 5, 2009

The interview can also be downloaded as a video podcast (301.2 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 53.2 MB). John Cayley has practiced as a poet, translator, publisher, and bookdealer, and all these activities have often intersected with his training in Chinese culture and language. Cayley was the winner of the Electronic Literature Organization’s Award for […]

The Animated Body: Art and Physical Computing

As part of “Body & Knowing” we propose to work on a project that unites Jenny Schmid’s explorations in computer drawing and animation with Ali Momeni’s skills and interest in interactive computer-based media.   By allowing us the resources to work collaboratively, this grant will give each of us an opportunity to expand our understanding […]

Eric Black, March 6, 2008

Eric Black was a journalist for the Star Tribune for three decades and founder of its blog, the Big Question, before taking a buyout in June of 2007 and starting his own blog called Eric Black Ink. Black Ink recently became part of the new online startup MinnPost.com. Liberated from the constraints of newspaper norms, he […]

Dan Burk, November 2007

Dan Burk is the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. He is an internationally prominent authority on the law of intellectual property, who specializes in the areas of cyberlaw and biotechnology. He teaches courses in copyright, patent, and electronic commerce, and is the author of numerous papers on the legal […]

Patrick Raines, Animal Scientist, on Zoo Enrichment and 3D Printing, 2006 & 2015

January 1, 2006IASUncategorized0

After graduating from Earlham College, Patrick Raines worked at the University of Minnesota as a research technician in the Fly Cognition Lab. He received a Masters of Science degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis with Prof. Aimee Dunlap. He has explored careers in substitute teaching, mosquito control and pacemaker manufacturing. He currently works […]