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Morana Alač: On Educational Robots and Embodied Particularities of Interaction

Morana Alac is Associate Professor in Communication and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Alac's research deals with ordinary and practical aspects of science. She works with video to focus on the dynamics of embodied social interaction. Her recent work has focused on how scientists study cognition in environments heavily sustained by advanced technologies. In addition to social robotics, she conducted ethnographic studies in brain imaging laboratories (Handling Digital Brains, MIT Press, 2011).

(Distributed April 13, 2014)

José Mariano Gago to lecture at Brown

On Wednesday, April 9th José Mariano Gago will be speaking at the Science Center on the third floor on the Sciences Library at 201 Thayer Street. 

The subject of his talk will be "The Social Constituencies for Scientific Development  and the Problem of the Values of Science and  Democracy in the Developing World."

(Distributed March 26, 2014)

Book Release of Prof. Lundy Braun's Breathing Race into the Machine

This February, Royce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence, professor of medical science and Africana studies, and a member of the Science and Technology Studies Program, Lundy Braun released her new book Breathing Race into the Machine: The Surprising Career of the Spirometer from Plantation to Genetics

(Distributed March 26, 2014)

Book release of Paja Faudree's Singing For the Dead

Singing for the Dead chronicles ethnic revival in Oaxaca, Mexico, where new forms of singing and writing in the local Mazatec indigenous language are producing powerful, transformative political effects. Paja Faudree argues for the inclusion of singing as a necessary component in the polarized debates about indigenous orality and literacy, and she considers how the coupling of literacy and song has allowed people from the region to create texts of enduring social resonance.

(Distributed March 23, 2014)
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