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Alchemy, Metallurgy, and Modern Chemistry in Post-Medieval Europe: An Intersection of Archaeological Science and the History of Science

Yi-Ting Hsu , November 2nd, 2021


Oil on Canvas of a experimental demonstration, public domain What is the first image conjured up in your mind by the word “alchemy”? Influenced by popular culture, it…


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Situating our knowledge practices: a review of AusSTS2021 by Jaya Keaney

Jaya Keaney , September 20th, 2021


In June 2021, more than 180 early-career Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholars and participants congregated at this year’s Australasian STS Graduate Network Conference (henceforth AusSTS2021)…


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A Very Lengthy Swedish Introduction: Hype, Storytelling, and the Question of Entrepreneurial Allies

Angela Kristin VandenBroek , August 3rd, 2021


The Pitch At a Stockholm-based entrepreneur meetup, two entrepreneurs stood on stage ready to pitch their startup to a panel of venture capital investors (VCs).[1]  The man clicked…


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Spotlight! “Global STS: Transnational Network Building – Asia, Oceania, and Beyond” hosted by the STS Futures Initiative

Tim Quinn , June 24th, 2021


This week as part of our “ReAssembling Asias through Science” series, we would like to highlight an event held by the STS Futures Initiative last month. This panel…


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(Re)Assembling Asias through Science

Tim Quinn , March 9th, 2021


Call for contributions! Over the past two decades, a proliferation of critiques have emerged from a body of critical inter-asian scholarship to challenge, revise, and situate the conventional…


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Indian Food Delivery Networks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nirupama Jayaraman , February 5th, 2021


Over the past decade, the concept of the gig economy has gained momentum in academic discourse. Often linked to temporary employment created by multinational technological corporations through digital…


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Rachel Plotnick on her book, Power Button

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Interview by Kevin Laddapong https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/power-button Kevin Laddapong: In Power Button, you bring readers back to the early days of buttons and encourage readers to think…


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2021 at Platypus

Svetlana Borodina , January 12th, 2021


Pixabay The first weeks of 2021 brought no relief, even though so many hoped otherwise. Instead, the first twelve days clearly demonstrated that exclusion, inequity, violence, and multiply…


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Mobilizing Cemeteries, Representing Ancestors: The Infrastructure of Protest and the Anti-Petroleum Complex Movement in Pengerang, Malaysia

Chun-Yu (Jo Ann) Wang , December 15th, 2020


Resisting the “Rotterdam Port of the East” In 2011, the prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, and the CEO of the national oil company Petronas, Shamsul Azhar Abbas,…


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انسان‌شناسی سایبورگ و مطالعات فمینیستی

محسن پناهی , December 5th, 2020


ورود ابزار ها و محصولات متفاوت تکنولوژیک و انتشار و پژوهش در شاخه های مختلف علمی دگرگون کننده ی نوع رابطه،هنجار و به طور کلی فرهنگ، سیاست و…


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Pain-Free Mouse, being ‘human,’ and more-than-human ethics

Julianne Yip , September 22nd, 2020


The Voigt-Kampff test as seen in Blade Runner (1982). All copyrights to film held by Warner Bros. In the opening scene of Blade Runner, a fictional diagnostic called…


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The Vector, the Viruses, and the “Healthy World”: Placing Aedes aegypti in Brazil

Luísa Reis-Castro , September 2nd, 2020


Mosquito: the “most dangerous animal in the world,” human’s “deadliest predator.” This insect is often described as the most probable target for gene-editing technologies that have the potential…


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So long, Indiana Jones, or who owns “El Mirador”?

Alejandra Colom , September 1st, 2020


The rule of “finders, keepers” has held true for most archaeological discoveries at least since museums, as we now know them, have existed. Collectors of foreign objects have…


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Surveillant Materialities of Migrant (Im)mobility: Reconceptualizing Border Technologies

Lupe Flores , July 28th, 2020


After lunch on the day I arrived at Casa Begoña Migrant Shelter in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México, Doña Paquita, a shelter director, came to fetch me from the comedor,…


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Science and Justice: “Impartial” Water Monitoring and Resistance to the Escobal Mine in Guatemala

Nicholas Copeland , July 7th, 2020


Editor’s note: This is the third post in an ongoing series called “The Spectrum of Research and Practice in Guatemalan Science Studies.” The surface installation of the Escobal…


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Christopher Kelty’s The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories by Talia Dan-Cohen

Talia Dan-Cohen , July 6th, 2020


The Participant: A Century of Participation in Four Stories Christopher M. Kelty University of Chicago Press, 2020. 344 pages. A book about participation? Chris Kelty’s delightful new bo…


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Epistemic and Temporal Disjunctions: (Re)Mapping “Suicide Risk” Epigenetics Through Birth Cohorts by Stephanie Lloyd

Stephanie Lloyd , June 26th, 2020


The McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS) has garnered significant attention for its epigenetic models of suicide risk. These models suggest that early life adversity may set people…


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A coincidence is a strange type of fact

Charlie Lotterman , June 2nd, 2020


A coincidence is a strange kind of fact At the top of Václavksé náměstí, the central artery of Prague, in a solemnly gray but geometrically dynamic Socialist Realist…


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Honey, let we tell you! A speculative trans-species storytelling of the Maya Forest borderlands

Micha Rahder , May 26th, 2020


Note: This is a piece of speculative fiction inspired by an Ursula K. Le Guin story. While, sadly, the ability to read complex bee texts is not “real,”…


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COVID-19: Views from the Field

Rebekah Ciribassi , April 16th, 2020


COVID-19, or the vernacular “coronavirus,” hardly needs an introduction. By the time of this writing, there are over 1.2 million active cases spread across nearly every country worldwide….


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Human Placenta, Birth Cohorts, and the Production of Epigenetic Knowledge by Martine Lappé

Martine Lappé , February 27th, 2020


Precious Material Over the past decade, the Canadian university-based Epigenetics Lab has become increasingly central to the production of knowledge about human health and development.[1] During m…


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Ep #52: An exploration of truth & trust: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 23rd, 2020


Welcome to our first podcast of 2020! And to kick of the new year season of TFS, we are joined by the lovely Kirsty Wissing, PhD candidate from…


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Confronting constructs with cataclysms in neuroepigenetics by Elsher Lawson-Boyd

Elsher Lawson-Boyd , February 4th, 2020


I went to a Science and Technology Studies (STS) conference in Melbourne recently and listened to a panel of social scientists share their work about psychological disorders. There…


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Jasmine Folz on her dissertation

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Page 99 of my dissertation about free and open source software in India begins with a description of children dancing at a community centre in a Bengaluru slum….


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