CNS-Emerging Technologies "Past & Present" Workshop

Monday, June 24, 2013 - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
8:30a - 5:00p
The Upham Hotel Garden Room

Monday June 24 (Upham)

8:30- 9:15: Workshop Introduction; workshop format; statement of goals and the “problematic”

9:15-10:00: Richard John (Columbia); “Cheap Ocean Postage as an Emerging Technology”

(COMMENTATOR = Steve Usselman, Georgia Tech)


10:00-10:30: Informal Research Discussion

10:30-11:15: Sarah Lowengard (Cooper Union); “Textile printing as promise and threat” (COMMENTATOR = Amy Slaton, Drexel)

11:15-12:00: Margaret Rhee (UC Berkeley); “Asian and/as Automata: Reconsidering Emerging Technologies and the Asian American Body”

(COMMENTATOR = Ron Kline, Cornell)

12:00-1:30 = Break-out Session into Synergistic Focus Groups

(Working lunch provided)

1:30-2:15: Gül Karagöz-Kızılca (Ankara University); “The Double-Edged Sword: Discovering a New Medium to Challenge and to Reassert the State’s Legitimacy in the Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire”

(COMMENTATOR = Martin Collins, Smithsonian)

2:15-3:00: Jeffrey Womack (University of Houston); Entrepreneurs, Enthusiasts, and Röntgen’s Rays: The Making of a New Medical Technology”

(COMMENTATOR = Sarah Kaplan, Univ. of Toronto)

3:00-3:30 = Informal Research Discussion

3:30-4:15: Kara Swanson (Northeastern); Body Products as Technology: A Comparative Analysis of Human Blood and Milk in the 20th Century United States (COMMENTATOR = Sarah Kaplan)

4:15-5:00: Reflections and thoughts on the day’s work…dinner on your own. Patrick will be happy to provide suggestions; there are several good places within a short walk.


Tuesday June 25 (Upham)

9:00-9:45: Asif Siddiqi (Fordham); “Space and the Post-Colonial Imagination” (COMMENTATOR = Bill Leslie)

9:45-10:30: Angelina Callahan (Georgia Tech); “Science in the Margins: The Emergence of Weather Satellite Systems”

(COMMENTATOR = Martin Collins)

10:30-11:00 = Informal Research Discussion

11:00-11:45: Matt Lavine (Mississippi State); “‘Something About X-Rays for Everyone’: The Roles of Accessibility, Popularity, and Novelty”

(COMMENTATOR = Bill Leslie)

11:45-12:30: Luis Campos (University of New Mexico); “In Search of Times Lost: The Forgotten Technologies of Remaking Life”

(COMMENTATOR = Amy Slaton)

12:30-2:00 = Break-out Session into Synergistic Focus Groups & Publication / Research Result Dissemination Discussion

(Working lunch provided)

2:00-2:45: Matt Jones (Columbia); “Data Mining: The Critique of Artificial Reason” (COMMENTATOR = Steve Usselman)

2:45-3:15 = Informal Research Discussion

3:15-4:00: Hyungsub Choi (Seoul National University); Emerging Technology in an Emerging Technoscientific Community: A Tale of a South Korean University Laboratory in Transition


5:00 – 8:00: Wrap up discussion, Big thoughts, Conclusions and Future work

(6:30 continue – Working group dinner @ Maggie’s @ 1201 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 cross street Anapamu)