Science, Technology, and Society – Lunch Seminar
All STS Lunch Seminars will continue to be virtual this fall.
Fall 2021 Schedule
|Sept. 10||[no talk; introduction to course]|
|Sept. 17||Siddharth Suri|
|“Ghost Work: The Labor that Powers AI”|
|Sept. 24||Erika Szymanski|
|“Microbes, metaphors, and how rhetoric matters in STS”|
|Oct. 1||Os Keyes|
(University of Washington)
|“How Audits Feel, How Audits Fail”|
|Oct. 8||Projit Mukharji|
(University of Pennsylvania)
|Oct. 15||Jennifer Carroll|
(North Carolina State University)
|“The Lab in the Streets”|
|Oct. 22||Christian Ross|
|“Public Engagement and Expertise in Heritable Human Genome Editing”|
|Oct. 29||Liz P.Y. Chee|
(National University Singapore)
|“Introducing Mao’s Bestiary”|
|Nov. 5||Lindsay Weinberg (Purdue University)||“Education, Surveillance, and Power”|
|Nov. 12||Raquel Velho|
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
|“How Wheelchair Users Matter When We Think About Infrastructure and Transport”|
|Nov. 19||Alyssa Battistoni |
|“Biosphere 1, Biosphere 2, and the Problem of Substitution”|
|Nov. 26||[a pause for Thanksgiving Break]|
|Dec. 3||Shannon Dosemagen|
(Open Environmental Data Project)
|Dec. 10||Jane Pyrma|
(University of Connecticut)
|“Pain Management in the Shadow of the Opioid Crisis in the United States and France”|
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, and grads from nearby programs. The seminar meets Fridays from 12-1:15. Before the pandemic, we met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. (Directions). Now, we meet online via Zoom. Are you interested in attending? Send an email to email@example.com.
Seminar format: speakers should expect to present for about 40 minutes, leaving at least 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Students who are enrolled in the course will be expected to turn in a short response paper each week about the presentation from the previous week.
All are welcome, whether enrolled or not, whether Tufts-affiliated or not.
When this seminar was in-person, we served lunch each week. Unfortunately, we can’t serve lunch while we’re virtual.