An initiative of the Student Section of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (6S), the 6S Sketch Groups are a new year-long program organized around research exercises focused on themes of shared interest of participants. Read more...
April 26, 2022, 7 AM Pacific (time conversions here)
This first workshop will focus on getting to know each other and our interests. We will become familiarized with the practice of sketching, STS Infrastructures, and the plan for the rest of the year.
Homework due April 22:
June 22, 2022, 6 AM Pacific (time conversions here)
This workshop prompted thinking about data possibilities for your research – what you can borrow, need to collect, and can share with others. "Data” is material you could draw on to build an argument/narrative about your topic: participant-observation at x place; interviews with y and z; policy docs about t; archival materials available at c; etc. We worked towards identifying datasets one could build that would power your own research but also that you can give back to an STS research commons to nourish collaborative labor. This exercise also prompted thinking about the multifaceted politics of such a data sharing exercise.
As you worked on this sketch, you were asked to begin to imagine what STS can become as data sharing becomes more common and supported. Consider, for example, the initiative Engaging Science, Technology and Society (ESTS) journal is taking to encourage authors to link out from their journal articles to publicly accessible source and supplemental data.
Homework due June 13:
August 24, 2022, 6 AM Pacific (time conversions here).
This workshop will focus on thinking about STS career trajectories rhizomatically, acknowledging the many constraints, politics, new directions and great urgency of scholarly work today. The workshop will host a panel of speakers: 陳信行 (Dikoh Chen), Maria Belen Albornoz, and Ranjit Singh to speak about diverse STS career trajectories.
Homework due August 15:
Oct 13, 2022, 6 AM - 7:30 AM Pacific (time conversions here)
Return to the Staccato Project Design, re-casting with your many possible future directions in mind. You might want to change your project design after our discussion about the alt-ac job market, for example, or after our conversation about data sharing and data ethics. Your Staccato Project Design here goes beyond your current project and draws out directions for your current project to help you venture into topics, fields and areas of studies adjacent to and beyond your first formulation.
Mentor: Professor Emily York
Engagement Liaison: Katie Ulrich
Mentor: Professor Vivian Choi
Engagement Liaison: Elexis Trinity Williams
Amanda Almeida Domingues
Mentor: Professor Rohit Negi
Engagement Liaison: Maggie Mang
Mentor: Professor Monamie Bhadra Haines
Engagement Liaison: Kim Fernandes