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Cosmopolitics I-1

Stengers, I. (2010). Cosmopolitics I. R. Bononno, (Trans.). Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press. *Note: I write about books for a number of reasons. Most often, it’s to share my thoughts or to critique them. In this case, I’m writing as part of an effort to figure out what it (the book) meant. The following post […]

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Recent Readings in STS

I’ve been reading pretty voraciously over the past two months and as such, I’ve not had time to keep up with my book reviews. So this is a catch up post. I don’t normally like to tackle so many works in a single review, but if I don’t write about these now I’ll never have […]

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Pickering (2010) The Cybernetic Brain

Andrew Pickering’s (2010) The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future offers readers a thorough and detailed view into this history of cybernetic science. This history focuses on and is presented through a series of professional biographies of six prominent British cyberneticians who conducted most of their work during the first half of the last century […]

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Dissertation Defense

Just for fun I thought I’d post my dissertation defense notes. —————————————————————————— Rhetorics of pain:  Agency and regulation in the medical-industrial complex Disciplinary Project Rhetoric of science → Rhetoric of technoscience & medicine Scientific discourse → Material-semiotic networks Ontology, materiality, power, agency Textual analysis → Critical systems ethnography Everything’s an object of inquiry Capturing the […]

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Summer reading

The following is an abbreviated version of my summer reading list. But More importantly, I’m playing with Zotero (recently installed and much enjoyed). Cambrosio, A., Keating, P., Schlich, T., & Weisz, G. (2009). Biomedical Conventions and Regulatory Objectivity: A Few Introductory Remarks. Social Studies of Science, 39(5), 651-664. doi:10.1177/0306312709334640 Carolan, M. S. (2008). Democratizing Knowledge: […]

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