Creating New Spaces for Science Presentation to GRST09  Felicia M. Sullivan March 5, 2009
What kind of new spaces? <ul><li>Informed by the radical science of the 1960s and 70s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>address issue...
What kind of new spaces? <ul><li>Also informed by critiques of STS and feminist epistemologies of science: </li></ul><ul><...
A Couple of Questions <ul><li>Can these new spaces for science be created within the context of capitalism?  </li></ul><ul...
An Example <ul><li>How did the ARPAnet . . . . </li></ul>
An Example <ul><li>. . . become the Internet? </li></ul>
An Example <ul><li>How did a technology of the Cold War military industrial complex . . . . </li></ul>
An Example <ul><li>. . . become a global interconnected network serving a diverse world population? </li></ul>
An Example <ul><li>How did a technology designed to withstand a thermonuclear attack . . . . </li></ul>
An Example <ul><li>. . . become a tool for a plethora of creative and productive activities? </li></ul>
Design played a role . . . <ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralized </li></ul><ul><li>Connected </li></ul>
. . . . amplified by . . .  <ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul>
. . . which allowed . . . .  <ul><li>For new objectivities (Harding, 1991) to culturally reconstruct (Hess, 1995) the tech...
New spaces for science should  … <ul><li>make   the vast  knowledge   capacities of scientific communities  available  to ...
New spaces for science should  … <ul><li>provide access  to the tools, materials, and techniques of science to more people...
New spaces for science should  … <ul><li>build  up the  capacities  of local communities to engage in their own scientific...
New spaces for science should  … <ul><li>create networking opportunities  between scientists and non-scientists. </li></ul>
Some examples <ul><li>Living Knowledge:  The International Science Shop Network -  http:// www.scienceshops.org /   </li><...
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F Sullivan Creating New Spaces For Science

  1. 1. Creating New Spaces for Science Presentation to GRST09 Felicia M. Sullivan March 5, 2009
  2. 2. What kind of new spaces? <ul><li>Informed by the radical science of the 1960s and 70s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>address issues of power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understand that science is not neutral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>critique science contexts (social, political, and psychological) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What kind of new spaces? <ul><li>Also informed by critiques of STS and feminist epistemologies of science: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bridge between theory and practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connect academic researchers and communities (especially communities that are poor, marginalized and oppressed by the dominant culture) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allows knowledge to be driven and informed by the experiences of these communities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. A Couple of Questions <ul><li>Can these new spaces for science be created within the context of capitalism? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we learn from past examples? </li></ul>
  5. 5. An Example <ul><li>How did the ARPAnet . . . . </li></ul>
  6. 6. An Example <ul><li>. . . become the Internet? </li></ul>
  7. 7. An Example <ul><li>How did a technology of the Cold War military industrial complex . . . . </li></ul>
  8. 8. An Example <ul><li>. . . become a global interconnected network serving a diverse world population? </li></ul>
  9. 9. An Example <ul><li>How did a technology designed to withstand a thermonuclear attack . . . . </li></ul>
  10. 10. An Example <ul><li>. . . become a tool for a plethora of creative and productive activities? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Design played a role . . . <ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralized </li></ul><ul><li>Connected </li></ul>
  12. 12. . . . . amplified by . . . <ul><li>Usability </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul>
  13. 13. . . . which allowed . . . . <ul><li>For new objectivities (Harding, 1991) to culturally reconstruct (Hess, 1995) the technology and its uses. </li></ul>
  14. 14. New spaces for science should … <ul><li>make the vast knowledge capacities of scientific communities available to all. </li></ul>
  15. 15. New spaces for science should … <ul><li>provide access to the tools, materials, and techniques of science to more people and communities. </li></ul>
  16. 16. New spaces for science should … <ul><li>build up the capacities of local communities to engage in their own scientific research. </li></ul>
  17. 17. New spaces for science should … <ul><li>create networking opportunities between scientists and non-scientists. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Some examples <ul><li>Living Knowledge: The International Science Shop Network - http:// www.scienceshops.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Directory of Open Access Journals - http:// www.doaj.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Open Courseware Consortium - http:// www.ocwconsortium.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Open Science Notebook - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Notebook_Science </li></ul><ul><li>SciBarCamp - http:// www.scibarcamp.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data Consortium - http:// www.opendatacommons.org / </li></ul>

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