SMC goes to 4S: a list of panels to look out for

Given the overwhelming SMC presence at the 2021 Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) annual meeting, we thought we’d assemble a list of panels chaired by, organized by, and featuring SMC members and alums. Tune in on October 6th – 9th to hear a wide range of presentations on topics such as dead and dying platforms, “caring” for data, the sexual politics of the polygraph, “Green AI” through a feminist lens, and digital pronoun sharing as a gendering process.  

If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so via this link until October 6th, 2021. We’ll see you there!  

danah boyd 

(Dis)Trust in Public-Sector Data, Technology, and Science – I: Environment and Scientific Legitimacy 

  • Thu, October 7, 11:30am EDT (session organizer)  

(Dis)Trust in Public Sector Data Infrastructures – II: Forensics and Fevers, Testing and Trust 

  • Fri, October 8, 1:20pm EDT (session organizer)  

(Dis)Trust in Public-Sector Data, Technology, and Science – III: Census, Technology, and Numbers 

  • Thu, October 7, 1:20pm EDT (chair and presenter) ““Filling in the Gaps”: Investigating Civil Society Organizations’ Role in the 2020 United States Census”  

Encounters with Failure in STS II 

  • Wed, October 6, 9:40am EDT (presenter) “Time and Money: How Public Sector Agencies Resist Organizational Failure” 

Niall Docherty 

Digital (Un)wellness: Power, Health, and Screen Time – II 

  • Wed, October 6, 6:40pm EDT (presenter) “Beyond social media self-control: How to better account for the psychic costs of the attention-economy” 

Rachel Bergmann  

AI and Feminist STS – I 

  • Sat, October 9, 11:30pm EDT  (session organizer and presenter) “’Green AI,’ Technofeminism, and Environmental Justice”  

AI and Feminist STS – II 

  • Sat, October 9, 9:40am EDT (session organizer) 

AI and Feminist STS – III 

  • Sat, October 9, 8:00am EDT (session organizer)  

Muira McCammon 

Dead-and-Dying Platforms: Technological Failure, Infrastructural Precarity, and the Limits of Archival Knowledge 

  • Sat, October 9, 3:00pm EDT (chair)  

Rida Qadri 

Knowing Platforms – II 

  • Fri, October 8, 6:40pm EDT (presenter) “Knowing Platforms through Workers; Knowing Workers through Platforms” 

Mapping the Conceptual Vocabulary of AI in the Global South – III 

  • Wed, October 6, 11:30am EDT (discussant)  

Megan Finn 

Data / Care: Relations, Affects, Practices – I 

  • Fri, October 8, 11:30am EDT (presenter) “Data Care During Crisis: A Comparative analysis of COVID data infrastructure builders in India and the USA”  

Power in Relation: Digital Technologies Across Geography and Scale 

  • Thu, October 7, 1:20pm EDT (discussant)  

Splinternets – III: State and Market 

  • Sat, October 9, 11:30am EDT (presenter) “Global Corporations, National Laws: Data Access Requests in India, USA, and UK”  

Jessa Lingel  

The Imposter as Engine of Uncertainty – II 

  • Sat, October 9, 5:00pm EDT (presenter) “A Queer Test for Straight Imposters: The Polygraph’s Sexual Politics” 

Alice Marwick 

Conspiracy Theorists and Techno-Science – I 

  • Fri, October 8, 8:00am EDT (presenter) “Future Proves Past: The “Q Clock” and Instruments of Conspiracy”  

Andrea Alarcon 

Doing and Making Times I: Multispecies 

  • Wed, October 6, 9:40am EDT (presenter) “Of Bread and Time: Temporal Mending Practices Under Quarantine”  

Tristan Gohring 

Trans STS: An Emerging and Continuing Field 

  • Sat, October 9, 8:00am EDT (presenter) “Digital Pronouns: Using and sharing pronouns as gender classification practices”  

Aaron Plasek 

Human-Computer Entanglements: Psychology, Computing, and Artificial Intelligence in the 20th Century 

  • Sat, October 9, 8:00am EDT (presenter) “Production of Completely New Ideas not Deducible from Known Data”: Human Creative Activity as Early Machine Learning” 

Aleena Chia 

AI and Feminist STS – I 

  • Sat, October 9, 11:30am EDT (presenter) “Caring for Automated Systems in Digital Game Development”  

Luke Stark  

Human-Computer Entanglements: Psychology, Computing, and Artificial Intelligence in the 20th Century 

  • Sat, October 9, 8:00am EDT (discussant)  

Tero Karppi 

Demos, Tests, Prototypes – Politics of the not yet established 

  • Fri, October 8, 8:00am EDT (presenter) “The Perseverance Rover and Mediatization of Mars” 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s