Fall 2022 Schedule

Sept. 9[no talk; introduction to course]
Sept. 16Nick Seaver
(Tufts University)
Computing Taste: Care and Control in Algorithmic Music Recommendation
Sept. 23Chloe Ahmann
(Cornell University)
How Waste Became Renewable in Baltimore: A Cautionary Tale
Sept. 30Lukas Rieppel
(Brown University)
Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition: Epistemic Imperialism in Early 20th Century Paleontology
Oct. 7thAris Komporozos-Athanasiou
(University College London)
Speculative Communities: Living with Uncertainty in a Financialized World
Oct. 14TBA
Oct. 21Adam Romero
(UW Bothell)
Industrial Chemicals, Public Finance, and the Production of Investable Farmland
Oct. 28Desen Ozkan and Sam Fried
(Tufts University)
Nov. 4Michelle Spektor
(Tufts University)
Nov. 11[no class – Veterans’ Day)
Nov. 18Jamie Lorimer
What do beavers tell us about life in the Anthropocene?
Nov. 25[no class – Thanksgiving Break]
Dec. 2Joshua Evans
(Danish Technical University)
Dec. 9
Megan Mueller
(Tufts University)
COVID-19 Update:
This fall, our lunch seminar will be completely in-person. Some of our speakers will be in-person, and some will be virtual. At this point in time, we will not serve food at the lunch seminar (a contradiction, we know). Know that we are working to restore lunch to the lunch seminar.

About the lunch seminar

STS Lunch Seminar runs as an undergraduate course through the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts.  We expect it to be attended by a mix of undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students from nearby programs. The seminar meets Fridays from 12-1:15pm EST. This semester, we will be in Lincoln-Filene Hall, Room 201 (the old Rabb Room, as opposed to the new one in Barnum Hall). For an address, directions, and a campus map, click here.

Seminar format:  speakers should expect to present for about 35-45 minutes, leaving at least 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Students who are enrolled in the course will be expected to write responses to the presentations each week.

All are welcome, whether enrolled or not, whether Tufts-affiliated or not.