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 will prompt your 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 will work towards identifying datasets you can 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 prompts thinking about the multifaceted politics of such a data sharing exercise.
As you work on this sketch, 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:
Details for workshops #3, and #4 forthcoming
Mentor: Professor Emily York
Engagement Liaison: Monica Bustamante Salamanca
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
Lissette Diane Lorenz