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U-M STS Mini-Conference


30 September 2016
Noon to Six-thirty PM

Translating Bodies

Keynote: Professor Joel Howell, U-M History and Medical School

12:00 - 12:30  Lunch (Provided)

12:30 - 12:45  Opening Remarks

12:45 - 1:30   Keynote: Bodies, Motions, & the Creation of Medicine

1:30 - 1:45  Break

1:45 - 3:30
  STS PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 seconds each)

  • Amanda Greene, Beyond Shock: Photographic Innovation and    Representations of Pain in the Interwar Era
  • Merideth Garcia, Distraction and/as Disability: Neuroplasticity and Neurodiversity Rhetorics in Classroom Contexts
  • Camilo Sanz, PhD, Synchronizing Cancer: Insurance Companies, Biomedicine, and Deferral in Colombia4:00 - 4:45  Translation in Industry
  • Nick Cobblah, Who Counts in Nineteenth-Century Word Problems?
  • Chad Monfreda, PhD, Re-imagining Sustainability in the Information Age

3:30 - 4:00  Coffee Break

4:00-4:45  Translation in Industry

  • Ayishwariya Menon, MEng., Program Manager, Materialise

4:45 - 5:00    Break

5:00 - 6:30  Finding Translations Across Sites, Bodies, & Practices

  • Melissa Creary, PhD, MPH, The Politics of Publication: Owning Scientific Legitimacy for Sickle Cell Disease in Brazil
  • Scott TenBrink, MA, & Kelly Kowatch, MA, Citizen Interaction Design: Building Tools For 21st-century Citizenship
  • Sophia Brueckner, MS, MFA, Sc.B, The Application of Embodied Cognition to UX Design and Mental Health
  • Kentaro Toyama, PhD, The Universal from the Specific: If I Don't Generalize, Why Should Anyone Care?
  • Roxana Galusca, PhD, Reflections on Participatory Design: Using Intersectionality in an HCI Context

7:30 - 9:00  Dinner - Off Campus, by Invitation

Organizing Committee 2016
Casey Pierce, Cindy Lin, RJ Koscielniak, Salem Elzway,
Katie Wataha, Silvia Lindtner