A multi-disciplinary gathering place for scholars working on the analysis of science and technology
Should philosophy help address the problems of non-philosophers or should it be something isolated both from
other disciplines and from the lay public? This question became more than academic for philosophers working in
UK universities with the introduction of societal impact assessment in the national research evaluation exercise,
the REF.…[Read more]
Taylor R. Genovese deposited “Death is a disease”: Cryopreservation, neoliberalism, and temporal commodification in the U.S. in the group Science and Technology Studies (STS) on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
In this article, I will be focusing specifically on cryopreservation and two of the American biotechnomedical tenets introduced by Robbie Davis-Floyd and Gloria St. John in their technocratic model of medicine: the “body as machine” and “death as defeat.” These axioms are embraced by both the biotechnomedical establishment as well as the cryopre…[Read more]
John Davey deposited The historical relationship of musical form and the moving image in the current context of the digitisation of media in the group Science and Technology Studies (STS) on Humanities Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Contemporary developments in the medium of the moving picture, particularly in relation to the general digitisation of media, are bringing about substantial changes to long-held conceptions of both its theory and its practice. This thesis asserts that a significant factor in these, both historically and in terms of potential development, is the…[Read more]
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick started kneeling for the national anthem before playing in NFL games. Football fans across the country repeated that this was not the correct time or place for his actions. What they failed to realize, however, was that sports are not just about the game. Many people watch sports to escape from the chaos of the modern…[Read more]
This was a group presentation created for the class Sports, Technology, and Society taught by Professor J. Britt Holbrook at NJIT. This presentation was about the discussion of what really is considered a sport and what factors go in to considering something a sport. For example, is eSports considered a sport? Is chess considered a sport?
This presentation presents a case study in philosophy and science policy surrounding Plan S and argues that we need new ways of evaluating such approaches to research.
Jeannette Vaught deposited A Question of Sex: Cloning, Culture, and Legitimacy Among American Quarter Horses in the group Science and Technology Studies (STS) on Humanities Commons 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Quarter Horses are considered one of the earliest and most enduringly popular breeds of horse that is “native” to the United States.
The American Quarter Horse Association formed as a breed registry in 1940, and set clear rules for what horses could be called Quarter Horses in its stud book. Recently, after several years of legal bac…[Read more]
The 2018 International Research Conference at UC Davis focuses on:
Changing political environment and its impact on international research
Increasing importance of networks and consortia in advancing international research
Role of interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research in solving global challenges
Educating the next…[Read more]
Evaluation can be seen as an opportunity for transvaluation, or what Nietzsche called the revaluation of values. However, evaluation is often treated instead as the enforcement of standards – standardization rather than transformation. When evaluation as transvaluation and evaluation as standardization are both used to evaluate the same s…[Read more]