Syllabi online

The preliminary syllabus for my spring course, Sociology of Technology (SOC 356) is online! Check it out -- and syllabi for my other courses, including Sociology of Technology -- here.

Video of my talk at the SF Exploratorium

Couldn't make it to the San Francisco Exploratorium this month to watch my talk on Seeing like a Rover? Check it out online here!

Guest on "Your Call", Wednesday August 15th

I'll be joining the crew at "Your Call", a live public-affairs call-in show on KALW 91.7fm public radio in San Francisco on Wednesday August 15, 10-11am PST to talk about NASA's agenda for space exploration. A great opportunity to answer questions about what we know about outer space, how we choose what to explore, and how space exploration is done. Tune in or check out the archived recording at

Digital STS Workshop at 4S in Copenhagen!

My colleague David Ribes and I are hosting a workshop on Digital STS to coincide with the Society for Social Studies of Science meeting in October. Thanks to the NSF Research Coordination Network and to our colleagues and cohosts at the IT University of Copenhagen's Center for Networked Culture, we'll be meeting to exchange topics and research ideas and ultimately discuss compiling a Digital STS Handbook for researchers in this domain. More information is available at We hope to see you there!

Speaking at SF Exploratorium, August 2

I'll be speaking about my work with the Mars Rover mission at the San Francisco Exploratorium this summer. My talk will be part of their After Dark series on August 2, 2012: an evening at the museum for adults only (including cocktails!). The theme for the month is MARS and it looks to be a terrific line-up of art, science, and technology. Hope to see some of you there!

New paper: "Seeing like a Rover" published in Social Studies of Science

My paper, "Seeing Like a Rover: Visualization, Embodiment and Interaction on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission" has just come out in Social Studies of Science! In this paper, I trace the visual and bodily work that Rover scientists and engineers accomplish in order to work with their robot at a distance, and with each other as well.


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