STS Making and Doing Awards 2017: (multiple winners)

In 2017 the Making and Doing Committee decided to give one award for The Outstanding Contribution to Making and Doing and five awards for A Distinguished Contribution to Making and Doing. We decide on this format because one project was clearly ranked highest by all judges and the other projects were ranked so closely as to make distinguishing between them arbitrary. Rather than have fixed number of awards force the decision we decided to make a category for distinguished contributions.

Outstanding Contribution to Making and Doing:

Nick Shapiro, Detoxifying the environment across temporalities

The STS Making + Doing Committee selected one project this year that was particularly notable across multiple domains –from community engagement to public impact to platform development and institutional collaboration. Shapiro’s project brings together performances of multiple temporalities – presenting them synthetically to note the interdependence of short term stop gap interventions AND long term utopic projects. And if you also ever wanted to know how to build a $5 formaldehyde sensor to test domestic air quality – you now know who you can approach.

Distinguished Contributions to Making and Doing

Cordelia EricksonDavis (Stanford University) What It Is to See: A Simulation of Artificial Vision for re-theorizing what it means to see and what it means to design seeing.

Rae Ostman (Arizona State University), Ira Bennett (Arizona State University), Stephanie Long (Science Museum of Minnesota), David Sittenfeld (Museum of Science), Jameson Wetmore (Arizona State University) STS Approaches to Public Engagement with Science: Synthetic biology for inspiring experiments in multigenerational dialog and collaborative learning about synthetic biology to create new spaces for ethical reflection.

Lorina Mercado Navarro (Georgia Institute of Technology) Our Driverless Futures: Speculating Moral Dilemmas of SelfDriving Cars for generative critical analysis of emergent moralities in a master’s thesis project inviting and modeling experiences of driverless cars.

Martin Andrés Perez Comisso (SFIS Arizona State University) Technological Theory for All: Teaching Experiments on STS in Chile for enacting and critically reflecting on the travel of STS scholarship through sixty-one public schools and creating an active learning network and collaborative ecosystem (Selection by 4S members)

Lindsey Dillon, Nick Shapiro, Gretchen Gehrke, Rebecca Lave, Christopher Sellers, Toly Rinberg, Andrew Bergman, Maya Anjur-Deitrich, Sara Wylie, Dawn Walker, Stephanie Knutson, Matthew Price, Michelle Murphy, Phil Brown, Brendan O’Brien, Justin Schell, Lourdes Vera, Liz Barry, Britt Paris, Kyala Shea, Vivian Underhill, Meghan Martenyi, Joan Donovan, Dan Allan, Rob Brackett, Jeff Liu, Sarah Lamdan, Jennifer Liss Ohayon, and EDGI. Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI): Engaged STS Responding to the U.S. Administration for theorizing and enacting a heterogeneous collaboration dedicated to the care, imagination, and the re-imagination of environmental data and data justice.

2017 Making and Doing Program

View all the 2017 making and Doing Summaries here.