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SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE
Annual Meeting, OCTOBER 23 - 26, 1997
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Program: Wednesday October 22, 1997
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1997
1300-1500 4S Publications Committee Meeting. Essex Boardroom.
1500-1800 4S Council Meeting. Essex Boardroom.
1800-2100 Carson Prize Committee. Room TBA.
1800-2100 Fleck Prize Committee. Room TBA.
EMPIRE BALLROOM FOYER
1800 - 2100 Registration
1930 - 2130 Informal Reception - Cash Bar
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1997
EMPIRE BALLROOM FOYER
0700-1700 Registration Continues
0830 Tours Depart: See Preliminary
1330 - 1530 SESSION 1
Panel 1 - Visualizing Body Politics - Empire
East.Chair/Discussant: Valerie Hartouni, UCSD, USA.
- An All-Consuming Experience: Obstetrical Ultrasound and the
Commodification of Pregnancy, Janelle S. Taylor, U of Chicago, USA
- The Flexible Fetus and the Situated Individual, Deborah Blizzard, RPI,
- Shaping the Body Politic: The Case of Breast Cancer Activists, M.
Woodell, RPI, USA
- On Re-Constructing Gender in Ultrasound Stories, Ann Rudinow
Saetnan, Norwegian U of Science and Technology, Norway
Panel 2 - Representation and Education - Empire Central.
Chair/Discussant: Kathryn Henderson.
- Bringing It All Back Home: The Implications of Recent Science
and Technology Studies for the Classroom Science Teacher, Trevor Pinch,
Shelley Costa, and Tom Hughes, Cornell U, USA
- An Anthropology of Graphing: Use of Graphical Representations in High
School Texts and Professional Ecology Journals, Wolff-Michael Roth,
Michelle K. McGinn and G. Michael Bowen, Simon-Fraser University, Canada
- On Becoming a Biologically Literate Citizen: Trajectories of Competence
from Elementary School to Professional Practice, G. Michael Bowen and
Wolff-Michael Roth, Simon Fraser University, Canada
- Classroom Implications of Science and Technology Studies, Michelle K.
McGinn, and Wolff-Michael Roth, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Panel 3 - Invention and Application - Empire West.
Chair/Discussant: Rick Worthington, Pomona College.
- Invention as a Tool of African-American Social and Technical
Development, Rayvon Fouche, Washington U, USA
- Using Electronic Networks to Harness Africa's Brain Drain, Rosemary
Onyejekwe, Ohio State U, USA
Panel 4 - Expertise, Environment and Policy - Patio Room.
Chair/Discussant: Patrick Hamlett, NC State.
- Hormone-Mimicking Pollutants, Sustainability, and the Limits of Science,
Jeff Howard, RPI, USA
- Shifting Sources of Scientific Expertise for Environmental Problems,
Stephen Zehr, U of Southern Indiana, USA
- Changes in the Treatment of Risk: Definitions and Social Mechanisms,
Jessica Glicken, Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., USA
- STS and the Literatures on Expertise: An Appraisal and an Approach, Dean
Nieusma and Ned Woodhouse, RPI, USA
Panel 5 The Stanford Project on Science Globalization - Plaza East and
G. Drori, Chair, Discussants: J. W. Meyer, F. O. Ramirez.
- Institutional Aspects of National Science Activity: The Factors
Influencing Nation-State Entry into the International Council of Scientific
Unions, 1919-1990, Emilio Castilla, Stanford U, USA
- The Diffusion of Ministries of Science and Technology, 1950-1990: A
Cross-National and Longitudinal Comparative Analysis, Yung Suk Jang, Stanford
- Modern School Science and Mathematics as Participatory: A
Comparative-Historical Analysis, Elizabeth McEneaney, Stanford U, USA
- World Citizen or Industrialist? What Drove the Establishment of
International Technology Organizations 1885-1985. Xiaowei Luo, Stanford U,
- The Globalization of Western Science: Causes and Implications. Evan
Schofer, Stanford U, USA.
Panel 6 - Rambles and Brambles: Rhetoric and Epistemology - Forum
Organizers: W.Bauchspies, E. Shea.
- The Nature of the Subject In Science Studies, Janet Rachel, U of East
- What Could Be More Natural? Genetics Rhetoric in the Popular Press,
Elizabeth P. Shea, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
- Stress in the Book of Nature: The Supplemental Logic of Galileo's
Copernicanism, Mario Biagioli, Harvard U, USA
- Science as Stranger and the Worship of the Word, Wenda Bauchspies,
Panel 7 - Networks and Assessment - Embassy Room.Chair/Discussant:
Susan E. Cozzens, NSF, USA.
- Scientific Excellence in the Making, Amilcar Davyt and Lea Velho, State
U of Campinas, Brazil
- The Impact of Quantitative Science Studies on the Flemish Research
Community and on the Flemish Science and Technology Policy, M. Luwel,
Ministry of the Flemish Community, Belgium; R.E. de Bruin, U of Leiden, The
Netherlands; J.A. Houben, Catholic U of Leuven, Belgium; H.F Moed, U of
Leiden, The Netherlands; H. Van den Berghe, Catholic U of Leuven, Belgium; E.
Spruyt, U of Antwerp, Belgium
Panel 8 - Multi-Institutional Collaboration - Orpheum Room.
W. Shrum, Organizer. W. Powell, Discussant.
- A Typology of Multi-Institutional Collaborations in Science, Ivan
Chompalov and Wesley Shrum, Louisiana State U, USA
- Sociologists Wanted, Joan Warnow-Blewett, American Institute of Physics,
- Scientific Opportunities and the Structure of Multi-Institutional
Collaborations, Joel Genuth, American Institute of Physics, USA
Panel 9 - Discipline Formation and Professionalization - Regency
Chair/Discussant: Patrick McCray, University of Arizona.
- Professional Presence: Edison in the Technical Press, Charles
of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- Significant Scientists: Contributions of Individuals to the Scientific
Process, Shelley A. Myer, Rutgers U, USA
- An Analysis of the Development of Archaeological Tree-Ring Dating
1920-1945, Stephen E. Nash, U of Arizona, USA
- Social Sciences on the Periphery: The Emergence and Development of
Economics and Sociology in Uruguay. Adriana Barreiro Diaz, Lea Velho.
State U of Campinas, Brazil
- Engineering Philosophy, Engineering Culture, and The Origins of
Technoscience. Patrick Carroll, UCSD
Panel 10 - Patterns of Inventions - Broadhurst Room.
- Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow: Environmental Intelligence as
Network-Building, Michael E. Gorman, Matthew M. Mehalik, U of Virginia,
- Brazil, 1833: Photography Was Invented by Hercules Florence. Was He A
Genius?, Rosana Horio, Lea Velho, Silvia Figueiroa, State U of Campinas,
- Technology, Appropriation, and Regulation: The Product Space of Plant
Varieties, Dwijen Rangnekar, Kingston University, UK
- Social Aspects of Innovative Activities in Ukraine, Alexandr A. Tkachenko,
U of Kiev, Ukraine
Panel 11 - Recent Advances in Psychology in Science Studies -
C. M. Allwood and J. Barmark, Organizers.
- Research Problems in the Scientific Process as Viewed by Senior
Researchers, Carl Martin Allwood, Goteborg U, Sweden
- Some Psychological and Meta-Theoretical Aspects of the Process of Problem
Generation in the Research Process, Jan Barmark, Goteborg U,
- Social Studies of the Arts and Humanities: Empirical Studies of Research
Conditions and Performance, Sven Hemlin, Goteborg U, Sweden
- Research Apprenticeship, Steinar Kvale, Aarhus U, Denmark
1530 - 1600 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer
1630 - 1800 Reception and Welcoming Addresses, At the HOLIDAY
INN CITY CENTER (This is a location change, due to anticipated
inclement weather.) Remarks by:
- Mayor George Miller
- Dean Ernest Smerdon, College of Engineering and Mines
- Dean Eugene Levy, College of Science
Conference participants may remain at the Holiday Inn for the plenary on
"Knowledge and Economic Development," or get on a bus to travel to the U of A
Campus for the "Sounds of Plasma Physics" presentation.
1700 - 1830 Panel Discussion: Knowledge and Economic Development.
- Ms. Roz Boxer, Director of the Arizona Council on Economic
- Mr. Kendall Bert, Director of the Tucson Office on Economic
- Moderator: Sheila Slaughter, Center for Research on Higher Education,
Science and Technology Policy Initiative, University of Arizona
1700 - 1715 Load Buses For Trip To UA Campus
1730 - 1830 Performance Piece: The Sounds of Plasma Physics.
Kinsella and Carius. Social Sciences 100
1815 Buses begin to depart to return to Holiday Inn
1915 Last bus departs to return to Holiday Inn
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1997
0730 AM Breakfast Meeting TBA for Council or Committees - Tambo Room
0830 - 1000 SESSION 3
Panel 1 - Consequences of a Competitiveness S & T Policy - Empire
Archerd and Slaughter, Organizers.
- Science and Technology Policy in a Global Economy, Cynthia Archerd
and Sheila Slaughter, U of Arizona, USA.
- Centers, Institutes, and Departments: Advantages and Disadvantages of
Being Close to the Market, Gary Rhoades U of Arizona, USA
- Industrial Scientists and New Research Cultures, Roli Varma, Russell Sage
Panel 2 - Illness and Treatment Construction - I - Empire
Chair/Discussant, Stefan Timmermans, Brandeis, USA.
- The Treatment of Otitis Media in an Environment of Indecisive
Information, Simone Taubenberger, U of Arizona, USA
- Negotiating Patient Management of Asthma: A Report of Ethnographic
Findings, David Van Sickle, U of Arizona, USA
- Changing Relationships in Biomedicine and End-of-Life Care, Carolyn M.
Smith, U of Arizona, USA
Panel 3 - Conversations with the Author -- Donna Haraway. Empire
West. M. De Laet, D. Haraway, Organizers.
Featuring Discussion with:
- Karen Barad
- Pnina Abir-Am
Panel 4 - Teachers' Practices, Technology and Policy, Patio
Chair/Discussant David Boote, Simon Fraser U, Canada.
- Teachers Methodologies and Implementations of Technology, William S.
Bradley, Ryukoku U, Japan
- The Everyday Mathematics of Two Teachers, Michelle K. McGinn, Simon Fraser
Panel 5 - Metaphors and the Dynamics of Knowledge I - Plaza East and
P. Weingart, S. Maasen, Organizers.
- Metaphors - Media of (ex)Change in Societal Discourses, Sabine
Maasen, Max Planck Institute, Germany
- Metaphor and Scientific Change: From Representation to Performative
Understandings of Metaphor and Scientific Practice. James Bono, SUNY Buffalo,
- The Spatiality of STS: Converging Metaphors. Janet-Atkinson-Grosjean, U
of British Columbia, Canada
Panel 6 - Materials, Practices and Appropriate Politics: Putting Theory
To Work in Designing Technology I - Forum Room.
M. Berg, Organizer, Chair. Discussant: Paul Edwards.
- The Practical Logic of Computer Work, Philip Agre, UCSD, USA
- Technology, Design, and the Politics of Space, Ina Wagner, Technical U of
- The Politics of Survival and Learning: Negotiating the Model Cabin as a
Boundary Object in a Customized Mass Production Setting, Yrjo Engestrom, U of
California, San Diego, USA
- Philosophy Meets Design: The Missing Masses in Ecodesign. Jaap
Jelsma, University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Panel 7 - Power and Perspective: Gender in Graduate Education in Science,
Engineering, and Math - Embassy Room.
- What Does It Take to Be a Scientist? Banu Subramaniam, U of Arizona,
- Shifting the Focus from the Absence to the Presence of Women in SEM
Graduate Programs, Mary Wyer, North Carolina U, USA
- Reproducing Cultures: The Trouble Gender Causes, Laura Briggs, U of
Panel 8 - Knowledge Systems:Reconstruction and Resistance - Orpheum
Chair: Shirley Gorenstein, Discussant: Najwa Makhoul, Harvard University.
- Maps and Encounters Between Knowledge Traditions, A Critical
Examination of Cartographic Resistance, David Turnbull, Deakin U,
- Biological Reconstructions of the 'Third World': The Case of Equatorial
Africa, David Ayers Eaton, U of California, Berkeley, USA
- Knowing The World, Knowing the Self: The Construction of Fulani
Medical Science, Andrew J.Gordon, U of South Carolina, USA
- Documents And/As Technical Work Knowledge. Kathryn Henderson, Texas
Panel 9 - Technology Assessments in Comparative Perspective - Regency
RoomChair/Discussant: Ned Woodhouse, RPI.
- Technology Assessments in Comparative Perspective, Norman Vig,
Carleton U, USA.
- Rob Hoppe, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Herbert Paschen, German Bundestag
Panel 10 - Technological Systems: Contingency and Structures - Broadhurst
Chair/Discussant: Mary E. Lee.
- Civil Systems in the 1990s: the First Time as Tragedy, The Second
as --Intelligent Transportation Systems, Hans K. Klein, Georgia Institute of
- Constructing Technology: Managing Social Contingencies, Eamonn Molloy,
Lancaster U, UK
- Norms, Networks, and Trails, Adrian Cussins, Cornell U, USA
Panel 11 - Modelling and Knowledge Production - Manhattan Room
S. Sismondo, Chair.
Global Solution, Local Problems: Issues of Constraints and Flexibility in the
Local Use of "Standard" Molecular Modeling Systems, Eric Francoeur, McGill U,
- SiSiFOS: Simulating Science Studies on the Internal Formation and
Organization of Science. Petra Arhweiler, Bielefeld, Germany.
- Observation, Neural Networks and Human Agency, Hans Radder, Vrije U, The
1000 - 1030 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer
1030 - 1200 SESSION 4
Panel 1 - The Production and Transfer of Knowledge from Academe to
Industry: Investigations of Emerging Challenges - Empire
T. Campbell Organizer.
- Toward Resolving Ambiguities in University-Industry Relationships:
Faculty and Administrators Voice Their Convictions, Teresa Isabelle Daza
Campbell and Sheila Slaughter, U of Arizona, USA
- Faculty Attitudes and Perceptions About Technology Transfer, Steven
Stralser, U of Michigan, USA
Panel 2 - Illness & Treatment Construction II - Empire Central.
Chair/Discussant: Steven Epstein, UCSD, USA.
- Our Environment, Ourselves: Hormone Disruptors and the Fragile Fetus,
Monica J. Casper and Vivian a. Christensen, U of California, Santa Cruz,
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: The Social and Cultural Articulation of an
Illness, Jason Todd Congdon, RPI, USA
- I Take My Brain Out and Put This Little Tablet Inside Instead:
Stigmatization of Ritalin and its Effects on Patient Adherence. Elizabeth
England-Kennedy, U of Arizona, USA
Panel 3 - Ideas and Ideology in Technological Systems - Empire West.
- Virtual Capabilities, Russell Mills, Vermont Technical College,
- Privacy in a Digital World: How Technological Beliefs Influence Our
Conception of Privacy, Patrick Feng, RPI, USA
- The Inevitability of Constructing Web Newspapers: Metaphors and
Propositions in the Rhetoric of Technological Determinism, Pablo J.
Boczkowski, Cornell U, USA
- Ideas About Audience in World Wide Web Design, Christine Hine,
CRICT/Brunel University UK
- Self-Presentation on the World Wide Web, Heinrich Schwarz, MIT
Panel 4 - When is A(n) ... not A(n) ...? - Patio Room
Chair/Discussant: Bart Simon, UCSD.
- (Re)configuring 'Ecosystems' in Transnational Contexts, Luis a.
Vivanco, Princeton U, USA
- To Bean or Not to Bean? The Ironic Political Economy of Vanilla
Production, Jennifer Croissant and Kyle Ackerman, U of Arizona, USA
- "Where the Wild Things Are": American Dream Research as a Laboratory
Science: 1953-1967 Kenton Kroker, University of Toronto.
- The Problem of Premature Collapse. Daniel Kennefick
Panel 5 -Metaphors and the Dynamics of Knowledge II -- Plaza East and
P. Weingart, Sabine Maasen, Organizers.
- The Power and Peril of the Information Metaphor, Lily Kay, MIT,
- Metaphor and the Limits of Language, Henry Krips, U Pittsburgh, USA
- The Order of Meaning: the Career of Chaos as a Metaphor, Peter Weingart,
University of Bielefeld., Germany
Panel 6 - Materials, Practices and Appropriate Politics - II - Forum
Room G. Bowker, Chair.
- Human/Machine Interventions, Lucy Suchman, Xerox Corp,
- Information Infrastructures and Standardization Ideologies, Ole Hanseth,
Norsk Regnesentral, Norway
- Chains of Custody: Keeping the Demons at Bay, Michael Lynch & Ruth
McNally, Brunel University, UK
- Things Perceived as Real Are Real in Their Consequences, Susan Leigh Star,
U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Panel 7 - Moral Standings of Science - Embassy Room.
Chair: Franz Foltz, Penn State.
- Science, Market and State: Three Paths from Moral Responsibility,
Lawrence Busch, Michigan State U, USA
- Rising from the Ashes: Totalitarian Science after Totalitarianism, Alfred
Nordmann, U of South Carolina, USA
- Action of Knowledge: Questions of Locational Fairness, Anoop Chandola, U
of Arizona, USA
Panel 8 - Research Programs - Assessment and Evaluation - I - Orpheum
Chair/Discussant Frans C.H.D. van den Beemt.
- The Case of the Post-Evaluation of the Dutch Sensor
Technology Programme (1992-1997), Frans C.H.D. van de Beemt, Technology
Foundation, The Netherlands
- An Experiment with Expert Panel Review of a Technology Program: Peer
Review, Gretchen B. Jordan, John C. Mortensen, Sandia National Labs, USA
- Two Recent Studies of the Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Program: The
Interaction of Industry with ERCs, Linda E. Parker, NSF, USA
Panel 9 -- Roundtable Discussion: Peer Review and Publication in STS
- Edward Hackett, National Science Foundation, USA
- Olga Amsterdamska, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- David Edge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Panel 10 - Dimensions of Identity in Science I - Broadhurst Room.
Discussant/Chair: Clarence Townsend.
- A Black Man and Blue-Babies: Invisible Work in the Creation of
Cardiovascular Surgery, Stefan Timmerman, Brandeis U, USA
- The Personal is Scientific: Expanding Actor-Network Analyses to
Accommodate Marginalized Social Scientists, Laurel D. Graham, U of South
Panel 11 - Models as Mediators - I - Manhattan Room.
S. Sismondo, Organizer.
- Why Models? Sergio Sismondo, Queen's University, Canada
- Multiplex and Unfolding: Computer Simulation in Particle Physics, Martina
- An Epistemology of Calculation? Simulation and a Revised Relationship
Between Theory and Data, Eric Winsberg, Indiana U, USA
- Experimenting on Theories, Deb Dowling, U of Melbourne,
1200 - 1330 Lunch - Starlight Ballroom
Various interest groups will have the chance to informally form and meet
during this time. You may order a lunch in advance, or pick it up from
the Holiday Inn's lunch buffet, but participation in the interest group
meetings does not require purchasing a lunch.
- Feminist Caucus
- Roundtable Discussion: The Descent of Icarus. T. Gieryn, D.
Guston and M. Brown, Facilitators.
- Others TBA
1330 - 1530 SESSION 5
Panel 1 - Heterogeneity and Interdisciplinarity - Empire East.
- Establishing and Managing Collaborations, Gordon Abra, U of Arizona,
- Patterns of Interdisciplinarity, Peter van den Besselaar, U of Amsterdam,
- Trust, Control, Competition: Contradictions in a "Mode 2" Laboratory,
Jason D. Smith, U of Arizona, USA
- Sites and Boundaries: Location and Process in the Production of Knowledge,
Benoit Godin, INRS, Canada
Panel 2 - Biodiversity, Race and Reproduction - Empire Central.
- Confessions of Bioterrorist, Charis Cussins, Cornell U, USA
- Marketing Medicinals, Corinne Hayden, U of California, Santa Cruz,
- Primate Boundaries and Reproductive Technologies, Angela Lintz, U of
California, San Diego, USA
- Imperial Environmentalism or Environmental Imperialism? S. Ravi Rajan, Max
Planck Institute, Germany
- Reconstructing Race and Diversity, Jenny Reardon, Cornell U,
Panel 3 - At Work in the Museum - Empire West
Chair/Discussant: Douglas Weiner, University of Arizona.
- The Museum Lifeworld of Aristocratic Entomology, Daniel Alexandrov,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
- Constructing the Field: Translation and Representation in Natural History
Museum Research and Exhibition, Steven W. Allison-Bunnell, Independent
- Balancing Acts: Science, Enola Gay and History Wars at the Smithsonian,
Thomas F. Gieryn, Institute for Advanced Study, USA
Panel 4 - Controversy and Policy - Patio Room.
Chair/Discussant Helen Ingram, UC Irvine.
- Constructing 'Serviceable Truths': An Exploration of Four Strategies,
David H. Guston,Rutger U, USA
- Public Controversies Over Science: Towards a Cultural Constructivist
Analysis, Rob Hagendijk, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Paradigms, Objectivity, Neutrality and Science: A Political
Interpretation, Stephen Turner, U of South Florida, USA
- The Policy and Politics of Alternative Food Programs in Brazil, A
Controversy Analysis, Lea Velho and Paulo Velho, State U of Campinas,
Panel 5 -Conversations with the Author: A. Gross and W. Keith on
The Rhetoric of Science - Plaza East and West Chair/Commentator:
- The Historical Perspective: Mario Biagioli, Harvard U, USA
- The Sociological Perspective: Trevor Pinch, Cornell U, USA
- The Rhetorical Perspective, Carol Berkenkotter, Michigan Technological U,
Panel 6 - Materials, Practices and Appropriate Policies - III - Forum
Room S. Leigh Star, Chair. Discussant: Wiebe Bijker.
- Classification Systems as Political Technology, Geof Bowker, U of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Documentation as Performance, Mike Robinson, U of Jyvaskyla,
- What Use for Social Theory in Designing Technology, Marc Berg, Maastricht
U, The Netherlands
Panel 8 - Research Programs: Research and Assessment - II - Orpheum
Chair/Discussant Frans. C.H.D. van den Beemt
- Performance Assessment of the International Research Programs: The Case of
Mexico, M. Bonilla-Marin, C. Gonzalez-Brambila and S. Ortega-Salazar, Mexican
National Council for Science and Technology, Mexico
- Social Aspects of Learning and Innovation in Responsive Organisations,
Lars Fuglsang, Roskilde U, Denmark
- R&D Value Mapping: A Case Study-Based Method for Assessing Impacts
of Government-Sponsored Research and Technology Development Projects, Barry
Bozeman, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- The University in Ruins?: Collaboration and Identity in
Industrial-Academic Discourse, Geoff Cooper, U of Surrey, UK
Panel 9 - Scientific Selves - Regency Room.
Chair/Discussant: Robert Campbell, University College of Cape Breton.
- Learning To Be a Natural Scientist Through Self-Similarity in Local
Spaces of Knowledge, Cathrine Hasse, Institute of Anthropology, Denmark
- Aesthetics, Habitus, and the Formation of a Scientific Self, Michael Ling
and David Boote, Simon Fraser U, Canada
- School Architecture, Artifacts, and the Formation of a Scientific Self,
David Boote and Michael Ling, Simon Fraser U, Canada
- Making Policy for Making Selves in Science and Engineering: From Sputnik
to Global Competition. Juan Lucena, Embry-Riddle University, USA
Panel 10 - Dimensions of Identity in Science - II -
Broadhurst Room. Chair: Shirley Gorenstein. Discussant: TBA.
- Doing Anthropology from Deep Within: Methodological Reflections of
Two Observer-Actors, David Ferro, Ahmed Bouzid, Virginia Tech,
- Women in Computer Science: Contradictory Stories, Multiple Selves, Linda
Condron, Ohio State U, USA
- Knowing in Action, Martha Vanderwolk, Norwich College, Vermont,
- Archaeology of Technoscientific Language in the Discourse of a Muslim
Engineer/Politician, Mazyar Lotfalian, MIT, USA
Panel 11 - Models as Mediators II: Cases from Economics - Tambo Room.
Sergio Sismondo, Organizer.
- Built-In Justification, Marcel Boumans, University of Amsterdam, The
- Economic Models and Economic Policy: Theory, Choice or Moral
Choice?, Robert Evans, Newcastle University, UK
- Mathematical Modelling as Empirical Research: Rhetoric and Experiment in
Economics, Daniel Breslau, U of Tel Aviv, Israel
- The Emergence of Modelling Practice and the Depillarization
Planning in The Netherlands, 1920-1995, Adrienne van den Bogaard,
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1530 - 1600 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer
1600 - 1800 Session 6 ( Plenary) - Empire Central and West
"Knowledgescapes: Modes of Global Interconnection."
- Knowledge Societies and Their Global Microstructures. K.
Knorr-Cetina and U. Bruegger
- Science in the System of World Society. R. Stichweh
- Numbers, Standards, and the Making of a Global Political Economy. T.
- How to Make Knowledge Travel. S. Shapin
- Discussant, D. Haraway
1800 - 1900 4S General Business Meeting - Patio Room
1900 Reception - Cash Bar - Empire Ballroom Foyer
1930 Banquet - Empire Ballroom
- Welcoming Remarks
Memoriam Diana Forsythe
- Introduction of the Mullins
Student Award Winner
- Introduction of and Remarks from the Fleck Award
- Introduction of and Remarks from the Bernal Award
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1997
0700 - 08:00 Social Studies of Science Editorial Team and Committee
Meeting - Montclair Room.D. Edge, Organizer.
0830 - 10:00 SESSION 7
Panel 2 - Health Philosophy and Policy - Empire Central.
Chair/Discussant: Raphael Sassower.
- Deviant Life: Toward a Political Philosophy of Biology, Jason Scott
Robert, McMaster U, Canada
- The Policy Context of Health-Related Genetic Information Gathering,
Willia Leeming, York U, Canada
- Instrumentally Conditioned Health Care Needs: the Case of In Vitro
Fertilization, Kenneth Meiklejohn U of Toronto, Canada
Panel 4 - Con(tra)ceptions - Patio Room.Chair/Discussants:
Valerie Hartouni UCSD, Adele Clarke, UCSF, USA.
- Out of the Caribbean: Avoiding Issues of the Safety of "The Pill",
Briggs, U of Arizona, USA
- Scientists as Cultural Entrepreneurs, Nelly Oudshoorn, U of Twente, The
- Representing Users' Bodies in the Development of Immunological
Contraceptives, Jessika van Kammen, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Panel 5 - STS as Home and STS as Work: How
Location Affects the Doing of STS - Part 1 of "STS: Passive Present to
Active Future."Plaza East and West. Merle Jacob and
Sujatha Raman, Organizers.
- Interdisciplinarity as Academic Downsizing: Changing Structures in
the Research University, James Collier, Virginia Tech, USA
- Changing Places: From STS to Human Ecology, Merle Jacob
- Are you being served? Disciplinization and STS Teaching, Joan Leach,
Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, England
- From Feudal to Capitalist Modes of Production in STS Research, Sujatha
Panel 6 - Designing Engineers: Roundtable on issues of Design,
Demographics, and Accreditation for the future of Engineering Education -
Juan Lucena, Organizer. Gary Downey, Discussant.
- Jeffrey L. Newcomer, New England Institute of Technology,USA
- Art Frickie, RPI,USA
- John Schumacher, RPI, USA
- Dean Nieusma, RPI, USA
- Nicole Farkas, RPI, USA
- Laura Kramer, Montclair State, USA
Panel 8 - Transnational Policy and Regulation - Orpheum Room
- Supranational Regulation .. National Science ..Local Practice: Drug
Regulation, Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Care in Europe, Arthur
Daemmrich, Cornell U, USA
- The European 'Experiment' in Developing Transnational S&T, Erkki Kaukonen,
U ofTampere, Finland
- Evaluating Research and Education: A Study of Swedish Health Sciences,
John Hultberg and Christer Rosenberg, U of Gothenburg, Sweden
- International Regulation of Greenhouse Gases: Science, Power, and a
Linear Policy Model, Franz Foltz, Penn State
Panel 9 - New Careers, New Norms - Regency Room.
Chair/Discussant: Edward J. Hackett, NSF/RPI, USA.
- Framing Scientific Careers: Biotechnology as Legitimate Science,
Laurel Smith-Doerr, U of Arizona, USA
- Biographies and Biotechnologies, Mark Jones, U of California, San Diego,
- Little Science and Survival: Cultural Consequences of Doing Research Under
Pressure in Small Biotech Firms, Constance Perin, MIT, USA
Panel 10 - Cars and Communities - Broadhurst Room.
Chair/Discussant: Mark Brown, Rutgers/Berkeley.
1000 - 1030 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer
- A Theoretical Analysis of the Importance of Pedestrian Technology
to the Creation of Community, David Levinger, RPI, USA, Loren Demerath,
- The Social Shaping of Urban Technologies: Re-Configuring for Electrical
Infrastructure for the Sustainable City, Robert Evans, Simon Guy and Simon
Marvin, U of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
1030 - 1200 Session 8
Panel 1 - Social Power and S&T in Education II - Empire East.D.
- Science and Technology Studies & The Field of Education, David Shutkin,
Ohio State U, USA; Hank Bromley, SUNY Buffalo, USA
- Science Education and the Politics of Poverty, Angela Calabrese Barton,
Columbia U, USA
- New Technologies and the Cultures of Primary Schooling: Theorizing
Teachers as Luddites In/Deed" Mary Bryson, U of British Columbia, Canada,
Suzanne de Castell, Simon Fraser U, Canada
- Educational Technology and the National Information Infrastructure: A
Critical/Ironic Map of Policy Pasts and Presents, Sousan Arafeh, U of
Wisconsin-Madison, USA (presented by Shutkin)
- Rethinking Science Education through the Filter of Cultural Studies,
Matthew Weinstein, Macalester College, Canada
Panel 2 - Changing The Atmosphere: Global Warming I - Empire Central.
Organizers, P. Edwards and C. Miller.
- Scientific Internationalism and the Global Atmosphere, 1945-1957,
Paul Edwards, Stanford U, USA; Clark Miller, Harvard U, USA
- Weather and Climate Modification: Operational Use Versus Fundamental
Research in the 1960s, Chunglin Kwa, U of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Climate Science in International Politics: 1970-1996, Clark Miller,
Harvard U, USA
- Climate Change, Global Research Consortia, Media Hype and the Political
Agenda, Peter Weingart, U of Bielefeld, Germany
Panel 3 - Confounding the Boundaries: Learning(s) and Practice(s) in
Technoscience I - Empire West.
Susan Newman, Organizer. Chair/Discussants: J. L. Lemke, Jean Lave.
- What does STS have to say about Technoscientific Learning? Reed Stevens,
UC Berkeley, USA.
- Learning Cutting Metal as Situated Practice, Naoki Ueno, National
Institute for Educational Research, Japan.
- Aliging Images of Competence in Reproduction of Mathematical Practices
across Schools and Workplaces, Rogers Hall, UC Berkeley, USA.
- Inititaion and Practice: Things, Meanings, and Scales in EcoSocial
Networks, J. L. Lemke, CUNY, USA.
Panel 4 -- Biomedical Practices and Platforms: Patio Room.
Chair: Ann Rudinow Saetnan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
- Transcending Location, Catharina Landstrom, Gothenburg U, Sweden
- Biomedical Platforms, Peter Keating, UQAM, Canada; Alberto
Cambrosio,McGill U, Canada
- The Laboratory and the Field: Bacteriology and Epidemiology in the Wake
of the 1918/19 Influenza Epidemic, Olga Amsterdamska, U of Amsterdam, The
- Permutations of Things: Substitution and the Power of Drugs, Gomart
- Cultures in Bioinformatics. Joan Fujimura, Stanford, USA.
Panel 5 - Technology Studies: Multimedia and Social Learning - Plaza East
- What Did We Learn in the Social Experiments?, Birgit Jaeger, Institute of
Local Government Studies, Denmark
- Fishing for Fun and Profit: Norway Domesticates Multimedia, Jarle
Brosveet and Knut H. Soerensen, Norwegian U of Science & Technology,
- Some Digi-tales from the Netherlands: The User in Multimedia Experiments,
Wiebe Bijker, U of Maastricht, The Netherlands
- What Can STS Tell Us About The Virtual Society? Steve Woolgar,
CRICT, Brunel University
- An Overview of Social Experiments in Multimedia, Roger Slack,
University of Ediburgh, UK
Panel 6 - Conversations with the Author -The Fleck Prize Winner, 1997
Forum Room Featuring discussion with the Prize Winner and:
- M. Berg
- M. Akrich
- R. Hagendijk
Panel 7 - Values in On-Line Communication - Embassy Room V. Weil,
Organizer. S. Leigh Star, Discussant.
- Drafting a Code of Ethics On-Line: the IEEE/ACM Experience,
Michael Davis and Vivian Weil, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
- Political Participation on the Internet: How Does It Compare with
Traditional Political Participation?, Bruce Bimber, U of California, Santa
- Debunking the Myth of the Nintendo Generation: How Doctoral Students
Introduce New Electronic Communications into University Research, Lisa M.
Covi, University of Michigan
- Is Electronic Communication Transforming Graduate Education?, Marcel
LaFollette, George Washington U, USA
- The Value of and Values in On-Line communication, Vivian Weill, Illinois
Institute of Technology, USA
Panel 8 - Psychoanalytic Knowledge - Orpheum Room.
Discussant/Chair Roxanne Mountford, University of Arizona.
- Medical Efficacy and the Third Revolution in Psychiatry, Josh
Dunsby, U of California, San Diego, USA
- Influence Across Professional Worlds: Diagnostic Nosology as Genre and
Boundary Object, Carol Berkenkotter and Doris Ravotas, Michigan Technological
- The Social Construction of The Psychoanalytic Knowledge: The Analytic
Situation and the Analytic Process, Siamak Movahedi, U of Massachusetts,
Panel 9 - Quantification in Science Studies - Regency Room.
- The Effects of Incentives and Constraints on the Behavior of
Scientists, Art Diamond, U of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
- Mapping Change and Stability in the International and the National
Research Fronts: A Science Policy Analysis of the Social and Behavioral
Science, Anton J. Nederhof and Erik van Wijk, U of Leiden, The
- Discipline Boundaries in the Sciences and Social Sciences: Recent Theory
and Australian Data, Paul Bourke and Linda Butler, Australian National U,
Panel 10 - Research Ecology - Broadhurst Room.
Discussant/Chair: Steve Weiss, George Washington University.
- Constructing A New Research Agenda in a Research Group, Eveliina
Saari, U of Mexico; Reijo Miettinen, U of Helsinki, Finland
- Bending, Shaking and Breaking: Earthquake Engineering and the "Ecology"
of Testing, Benjamin Sims, U of California, San Diego, USA
- Co-ordinating Big Experiments in High Energy Physics, Cornelis Disco, U
of Twente, The Netherlands
- The Singular Construction of High Energy Physics, Greg Wallenborn, U
Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Panel 11 - Undermining Expertise - Part 2 of "STS: Passive
Present to Active Futures." - Manhattan Room.
Douglas Taylor, Organizer.
- The Institutionalization of Alternative Expertise: The EPA's
Office of Environmental Equity, Amy Crumpton.
- The Virginia Resource commission and the Role of Science: The Case of
the Virginia Oyster, Charlotte Webb, Virginia Tech, USA
- Reforestation in Africa: Slapping the World's Bank Hand, William
- Disturbing Urban Geographies: Space and Nature in Chicago, Douglas Taylor,
DePaul U, USA
1200 -1330 Lunch. Starlight Ballroom. You may purchase brown-bag
lunches in advance, or pick them up from the Holiday Inn's buffet.
- Forming an Activist Caucus in 4S - Part 3 of "STS: Passive Present to
Active Future." - Organizer: Jeff Howard, RPI. Facilitator:Douglas
Taylor, DePaul U, USA.
- On-Line Ethics.
- STS Contributions to Engineering Education
- ST&HV Publications Committee - Montclair Room, Olga Amsterdamska,
1330 - 1530 SESSION 9
Panel 1 - Patient Association and Genetic Diseases - Empire
East.Treindl, Callon, and Rabeharisoa, Organizers.
- Mediatizing Genetic Diseases, Soliciting the Public: The Construction of
the French Telethon, Dominique Cardon, CNET, France
- Why Do Patients Share Their Pain, Their Experiences, and Their Hope: The
Case of Two Patient Groups At The French Muscular Dystrophy Association,
Vololona Rabeharisoa, CSI, France
- Between the Market and the State: The French Muscular Dystrophy
Associations and the Making of Science and Expertise, M. Callon and
Rabeharisoa, CSI, France
- An Association in Crisis: The Relationship Between Professionals and
Lay-People at the French Cystic Fibrosis Association, Robert Triendl, CSI,
- The Quest for the Cure: Advocacy Groups and the Politics of Molecular
Research in the USA, Alan Stockdale, Stanford U, USA
Panel 2 - Changing the Atmosphere: Global Warming II - Empire
CentralMiller, Edwards, Organizers.
- Underdetermination, Structural Escalation, and the Reliability of
Scientific Models, Steve Norton and Frederick Supper, U of Maryland, USA
- Greenhouse Ethics: Science, Nature, and Global Inequality, Dale Jamieson,
Carleton College, Canada
- Controversy in the United States Over Detection and Attribution of a Human
Influence on the Global Climate, Myanna Lahsen, Rice U, USA
- Climate Change Policy and Research in Brazil, Mark Lutes
Panel 3 - Confounding the Boundaries: Learning(s) and Practice(s)
in Technoscience -II Empire West.S. Newman,
Organizer. Chair/Discussants: J. L. Lemke, Jean Lave.
- Toward an Amodern Research Ethics: (Re)Conceiving and Teaching Ethics in
Technoscience, Michael Flower, Portland State, USA.
- Fashioning Selves in Engineering Education, Gary Downey, Virginia Tech,
- Discursive Practice as Competence in Software Engineering, Susan Newman,
UC Berkeley, USA.
- Learning Science and Math as Organizing Language Games, Yasuko Kawatoko,
Daito Bunka, Japan.
Panel 4- Organization, Culture and Context - Patio Room.
Discussant/Chair: Constance Perin, MIT.
- Creating the Science: The Case of Atmospheric Science, Patricia
A. Taylor, U of Wyoming, Laramie, USA
- Even Rocket Science Isn't Rocket Science:The Organization as a Barrier to
the Production of Knowledge on Science and Technology, Diane Vaughan,
Institute for Advanced Study, USA
- Space Stories: Oral Histories From The Pioneers of the American
Space Program, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, U of Texas at Austin, USA
- Wartime Los Alamos as Moral Narrative: Place, Community and Charisma,
Charles Thorpe, U of California, San Diego, USA
Panel 5 - Science Outside the Citadel I - Plaza East & West.
Steven Breyman, David Hess, Organizers.
- Stories of Ties and Strategies in a Public Arena: Reporters and Sources in
the Food Irradiation Controversy, Toby A. Ten Eyck, Louisiana State U,
- A Matter of Survival: the Hybrid Culture of Cold Fusion Research, Bart
Simon, U of California, San Diego, USA
- Science, Local Knowledge, and Community, John A. Schumacher, RPI,
- The Landscape of Genescapes: Surveying Shifting Understandings of
Agriculture in France, Chaia Heller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,
Panel 6 - The Brain-Hand Thesis: Edgar Zilsel, Revisited - Forum
Krohn and Raven, Organizers.
- The Historical Development of the Brain and Hand Thesis, R. Hadden,
St.Mary's U, Canada
- Zilsel on Cooperation and Progress, R. M. Sargent, Merrimack College,
- Craftsmanship, Arts, and Science - The Case of Renaissance Architecture,
W. Krohn, Bielefeld U, Germany
- Zilsel and the Western Religious Origins of Theoretical Knowledge,
D.Raven, Utrecht U, The Netherlands
Panel 7 - Images of the Nuclear Age - Embassy Room. Raphael
- The Veil of Tranquility: New Development at Los Alamos, Greg Mello, Los
Alamos Reading Group, USA
- Self Policing: The Los Alamos Scientists, Then and Now, Todd Macon, Los
Alamos Reading Group, USA
- Visualizing Nuclear Terror, Beatrice Aaronson, Columbia Int. U, USA
- The Nuclear Threat: Ethics and Responsibility, Raphael Sassower, U of
Panel 8 - Transnational Meets Ethnoscience - Orpheum Room.
Chair/Discussant: Govindan Parayil.
- Advances in the Multi-Sited Study of Three Laboratories of
Biotechnological Production within the Anthropology of Science, Adriana A.
Stagnaro, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- China's "Open Door" Policy: Investigating the Link Between Technology
Transfer and Western Progress, Randy Chafy, Northern Telecom,
Panel 9 - Bodies - Regency Room. Discussant/Chair, Julia Balen,
University of Arizona.
- Heterotopic Homeplaces: Embodied Spaces, Cyborg Bodies and AIDS in
Late Capitalist USA, Fernando F. Ona, U of California, Berkeley, USA
- Ingredient for Life and "Hazardous Waste Material": Semen and the
Production ofTechnological Solutions, Lisa Jean Moore, Center for AIDS
Prevention Studies, USA
- The Bodybuilder's Pharmacy. Jen Croissant, U of Arizona, USA
Panel 10 - Making IT Work - Broadhurst Room.
- Bits, Bytes, and Big Iron: Structuring Knowledge in Electronic Data
Processing,1955 to 1970, Eric S. Boyles, U of Minnesota, USA
- Surfaces of Emergence In CSCW Design, Lorna Heaton, U de Montreal,
- On Eliciting Knowledge in Design practice: Artefacts, Engineers, Users
and Their Interactions, Carole Cohen and Vivien Walsh, Manchester School of
- Culture in Computing: RAD Evangelism, Hugh Mackay, The Open U, UK;
Tudhope and Paul Beynon-Davies, U of Glamorgan, UK
1530 - 1600 Break - Empire Ballroom Foyer
1600 - 1800 SESSION 10
Panel 1 - Technology and Democracy - Empire East.
David Hakken, Organizer. Langdon Winner, Discussant.
- Beyond Technological Determinism. Francis Sejersted
- The Politics Question in Feminist Studies and Technology Projects, Susan
- Technology, Democracy, and Work: State Mandated Worker Involvement. David
Panel 2 - But I Looked It Up: Towards an Anthropology of Facts - Empire
Central.Dumit and de Laet, Organizers.
- "But I Looked it Up...", Joseph Dumit
- Patents and
Facts, Marianne de Laet
- Cycles of Risk and Benefit: The IUD and
American Women, Marcia Meldrum
- The Lifestyle of Facts, Chris
Panel 3 - Confounding the Boundaries: Learning(s) and Practice(s) in
Technoscience III - Empire West
S. Newman, Organizer. Chair/Discussants: J.L. Lemke, Jean Lave.
- Telewitnessing: Elementary Spectacles of Science Education, Douglas
Macbeth, Ohio State, Michael Lynch, Brunel University.
- Kids and Simulation Games: Subject Formation through Human-Machine
Interaction, Mizuko Ito, Stanford U and the Institute for Research on
- Re-presenting Science: An Ethnographic Investigation of Visual Display and
the Expository Imperative in Chemistry, Christopher Ritter, UC Berkeley,
- Jean Lave, Discussant
- J.L. Lemke, Discussant
Panel 4 - What Can Science Learn from Sociology? - Patio
Joseph H. Spear, Stephan Fuchs Organizers.
- Can Bourdieu's Reflexive Sociology Liberate Science? Kyung-Man Kim,
University of California, Riverside.
- What Makes Science Special? Steven Ward, Western Connecticut State U,
- Is the Sociology of Science Concerned with Science? Ullica Segerstrale,
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
- Simulating Science, Martin Orr and Steven Patrick, Boise State
Panel 5 - Science Outside the Citadel II - Plaza East and West.
Breyman and Hess, Organizers.
- Stories of Vernacular Science: The Apotheosis of Robert Stroud, the
Birdman of Alcatraz, Katherine Pandora, University of Oklahoma, USA
- In Search of Community: Pregnancy Loss Tales from Three
Toxically-Contaminated Communities, Linda L. Layne, RPI, USA
- Back to Our Roots: Toward an Integration of Traditional and Modern
Agricultural Knowledge, Hector E. Flores, Penn State U, USA
- Deep Ecological Science, Steve Breyman, RPI, USA
Panel 6 - Alternative and Indigenous in the Anthropology of Knowledge -
Forum Room. Discussant/Chair: Shirley Gorenstein.
- Expanding Medical Horizons? The National Institutes of Health Office
of Alternative Medicine, Mary Miles, Penn State U, USA
- Upending the Needham Hypothesis: Acupuncture East and West, Douglas
Allchin, U of Texas at El Paso, USA
- Tibetan Buddhist Medicine in the Perspective of Anthropology of Knowledge,
Jan Barmark, Goteborg U, Sweden
- Varieties of Indigenous Psychologies, Carl Martin Allwood, Goteborg
Panel 7 - Nuclear Systems and Public Trust - Embassy Room.
Chairs: R. Sassower, D. Guston.
- Negotiating Science, Literally: Scientists in Nuclear Arms
Control Negotiations, Kai-Henrik Barth, U of Minnesota, USA
- The Interaction Context of Science: the Case of Military Nuclear Waste
Management, W.F. Lawless, Paine College, USA; Teresa Castelao, Grand
Valley State U, USA
- The Interplay of Public Mistrust and Science: The Monticello
Radiation-Standards Debate and Its Resolution, Ionna N. Semendeferi,
University of Minnesota, USA.
- The Virtual Nuclear Weapons Laboratory, Hugh Gusterson, MIT, USA
Panel 8 -Engineering Workforce Project - Orpheum Room. Linda Parker,
- Relationships Among Educational Pathways, Occupations, and Job Activities,
Lawrence Burton, NSF, USA
- Educational Pathways and Management Activities on the Job, Linda Parker,
- Creative Activities Among Research Engineers, Carlos Kruytbosch: NSF,
- Occupational Pattern Differences Between Engineers and Scientists, Susan
Hill, NSF, USA
- Foreign-born and Foreign-education Engineers, Mark Regets, NSF, USA
Panel 9 - When Professionals Use Computers - Regency.
- Computer Networks, Academic Researchers and Scientific Practices: A Field
Study, Luc Wilkin and Jacques Moriau, U Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
- Data: Quantity or Relevance?, Vitoria Peres de Oliveira, UFRJ, Brazil
- Architecture and Emergent CAD Technology, Christopher Koziol, Colorado
State U, USA
Panel 10 - Software and AI - Broadhurst
- Representing Time and Work in Software Design, Michelle K. McGinn,
Simon Fraser U, Canada
- The Specificity of Developmental Paths in Biotechnology and Artificial
Intelligence, Christiane Gebhardt and Susanne Giesecke, U Jena,
- Archetypes, Analogies, and Dangerous Things: Connecting Technological
Knowledge with Technological Practice, Stuart Shapiro, U of British Columbia,
- The Costs of Being Certain: (Or, How to Build a Rhetorical Agent), Sean
Zdenek, Carnegie Mellon U, USA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1997
0730 Committee Meeting Breakfast TBA- Montclair Room
0900 - 1100 SESSION 11
Panel 1 - Conversations with the Scholar: The Bernal Award - Empire
Panel 2 - International Science: Collaboration and Representations -
Chair/Discussant: Gordon Abra, University of Arizona.
- Sheep and Science: Evolution as Basic Knowledge and Evolution as
Application. Alejandra Mujica, Adriana Pefullo, and Judith Sutz, Universidad
de la Republica Uruguay.
- The Politics of International Collaboration in Polar Research. Ingrid
Schild, University of Sussex.
- The SSC Project: A Diverse Complex of Japanese Academia, Business, and
Government. Hironori Ayabe.
Panel 3 - Identities and Boundaries - Forum Room.
Discussant/Chair: Jason Robert.
- Re-Constructing Race: The Significance of Biology and Ethnicity in
Biracial Narratives of Identity and Family Formation, Carol Shepherd McClain,
U of California, San Francisco, USA
- The Hagahai Cell Line Patent Controversy: Natural Artifacts, Flexible DNA
and Collective Property Rights, Janet Childerhose, U of Toronto, Canada
Special Session: 1000-1100, Room TBA.
In Memoriam: Diana Forsythe, 1948-1997.
1115 Closing - Plenary - Empire Central and West
Another Banal Utterance
David Edge, Edinburgh, Scotland
will preach a sermon on the Pursuit of Reason
(with music, readings, and overheads)
offering sharp and unexpected reminders of
the realities of a faith we all implicitly share.
"...My education tells me NO.
But I am full to bursting with a rage
You'd find in textbooks. And it will not go."
September 22, 1997