September 29th, 2014, by Patricia G. Lange §
S. Lochlann Jain is the winner of the 2014 Diana Forsythe Prize for her book Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us (University of California Press, 2013). Adriana Petryna received an honorable mention for her book When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects (Princeton University Press, 2009).
April 21st, 2014, by Patricia G. Lange §
Recently I had the pleasure of attending an exciting new film festival called Ethnografilm, a showcase of ethnographic and academic films that visually depict social worlds.
January 22nd, 2014, by Patricia G. Lange §
Last year the Blog saw a rich set of posts in which several themes emerged. These included: nuanced ideas about performance; debates about intensive engagement with personal analytics; discussions about taken-for-granted, everyday infrastructures; and re-imaginings of the future of past waste.
January 14th, 2014, by Patricia G. Lange §
Our new editing team is wonderfully diverse and I believe they will bring a rich and thought-provoking body of content to the Blog this year.
November 5th, 2013, by Patricia G. Lange §
We are pleased to announce that it is time to expand our team! We are seeking 6-7 Associate Editors and 1 Associate Web Producer to ensure the continuously high quality of content that you’ve come to expect from The CASTAC Blog.
October 9th, 2013, by Patricia G. Lange §
The forthcoming meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is packed with exciting panels, papers, and activities that advance classic STS topics while exploring new themes that are emerging on the horizon.
October 2nd, 2013, by Patricia G. Lange §
I am not convinced that flipping comments over to social media companies—which are increasingly finding ways to shape interaction platforms to promote their own services—is in the best interests of scientific knowledge circulation.
September 10th, 2013, by Patricia G. Lange §
Criticizing the “great men of history” narrative as portrayed in this film is rather like shooting fish in a barrel for STS scholars, who are quite aware that good ideas take teams of people and historical forces to produce significant change. But it is nevertheless important to track how techno-histories and leaders are portrayed in public ways.
August 12th, 2013, by Patricia G. Lange §
The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference is being held 15-18 September in London. EPIC is an important international conference for sharing insight on current and future practices of ethnography in industry.