Crash Theory
Adam Fish, University of New South Wales

Crash Theory is a documentary that investigates the entanglements of disintegrating ecologies, tumbling drones, and human interventions. This 45-minute video, by anthropologist Adam Fish, provides a first-person account of drones monitoring erupting volcanoes, palm oil plantations, and coral reefs in Indonesia; marauding elephants in Sri Lanka; starving orcas in the United States; rhinos in the United Kingdom; and internet infrastructure in Iceland.

It‘s A Comic Life For Me: The Use Of Comics And Storytelling In The Teaching Of Risk And Resilience
Denis Fischbacher-Smith, University of Glasgow

This Making and Doing session will focus on the use of comics as a medium for teaching and learning. The approach merges academic research of relevance to STS (disaster response, expert judgement in policy making, citizen science, and securitisation) with an approach drawn from ’comics theory‘ within media studies to highlight how such an approach can aid in the dissemination of academic ideas by translating them into a more accessible and digestible format. The approach is based on extensive use and testing with both undergraduate, post-graduate and executive education students and the project outlines the main methods associated with the approach.

Maintaining CS
Loren Britton, University of Kassel; Helen Pritchard, Goldsmiths University of London

Have you ever tried to question your disciplinary field, institution, practice or methodology and failed? Are you frustrated with the apparatus holding in place the practices of knowing? Do you wonder why its so hard to practice change? This workshop is for you. 

The Gig Lane
Pradyumna Taduri; Janaki Srinivasan, International Institute of Information Technology – Bangalore

This session will use an interactive simulation to present research findings based on a 2019-2020 study of the experiences of platform workers (Fairwork India 2019; Taduri 2019) and allows users to comprehend first hand, life as a worker in platform capitalism. Through the simulation, users will enter the gritty world of a delivery rider in the most congested city in the world, Bangalore, India. They must help the rider navigate life in the gig lane by experiencing a text-based simulation about working delivery jobs in the platform economy.