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[liberationtech] IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note change of location for Lucy Suchman

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Tue Nov 18 17:48:07 PST 2008


Dear colleagues,

In an effort to accommodate everyone, we have decided to move the Joint
STS-WTO Colloq feat. Lucy Suchman to a larger venue.

Please note the new location:

The room is Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, Central Conference Room. That's at 616
> Serra Street; interactive map at:
> http://campus-map.stanford.edu/index.cfm?ID=06-010 The windows at the top
> of the picture belong to the second floor conference room.
>

And please don't forget that space is limited, so if you are planning to
attend, I recommend you RSVP with Lorrie P. as soon as possible to guarantee
seating.  Based on the response thus far, we expect the colloquium to be
quite oversubscribed.

Thanks,

Yosem



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 5:16 PM
Subject: REMINDER: Lucy Suchman - Joint STS/WTO Colloq - Mon Nov 24 at Noon
at Encina Hall East, Room 207
To:


****APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTINGS******


*Center for Work, Technology and Organization
Stanford University Department of Management Science and Engineering
2008-2009 Colloquium Series*


*DR. LUCY SUCHMAN

**PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
**AND CO-DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE FOR SCIENCE STUDIES*
*DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
*

*TITLE:  "SUBJECT OBJECTS IN THE SCIENCES OF THE ARTIFICIAL"
*



*Time and Location:*

Monday, November 24, 12:00-1:30 pm
Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, Central Conference Room, 616 Serra Street, Stanford
University

**** Please note that space is limited.  Please RSVP with Lorrie Papadakis
at lorriep at stanford.edu no later than Wednesday Nov 19 ****
*

*Abstract:*
What senses should we make of model (in)organisms, produced by the sciences
of the artificial and positioned as quasi, almost or proto-humans? What
counts as evidence in contemporary roboticists' claims for the humanness of
things, and what are the stakes for implicated subjects and objects? What
relations of mechanism and organism are implied in the stories that animate
this particular form of techno scientific nature culture? Where is the
robot's liveliness, and what are its limits? What are the relations of the
lively, the animate and the organic? And what is the 'original' human, of
which the robot is an imitation?

*Biography:*

Lucy Suchman spent twenty years as a researcher at Xerox's Palo Alto
Research Center before taking up her present position. Her research has
included studies of everyday practices of technology design and use, as well
as interdisciplinary and participatory interventions in new technology
design.  She has recently published Human-Machine Reconfigurations
(Cambridge University Press 2007), which includes an annotated version of
her earlier Plans and Situated Actions: the problem of human-machine
communication.  The sequel adds new chapters looking at relevant
developments since the mid 1980s in computing and in social studies of
technology.  She served as Program Chair for the Second Conference on
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in 1988, and for the first Conference on
Participatory Design of Computer Systems in 1990.  For more information on
Dr. Suchman, please visit her website at
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/sociology/profiles/31/

*Upcoming WTO Colloquiums:*
This is the second WTO colloquium for the 2008-09 academic year.  The talk
is co-sponsored by Science, Technology and Society.  Please note on your
schedules our last event for the fall quarter immediately following
Thanksgiving:

   -

   December 1:  *Victoria Bellotti*, "The Magitti Activity-Aware Leisure
   Guide: Opportunity Discovery, Innovation and New Technology Platform
   Development at PARC for a Japanese Client" (*Researcher, Palo Alto
   Research Center*)  *Location*: Terman 217
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