Call For Papers: AAA 2014

CFP AAA 2014: Producing Anthropology, Producing Science: Citizen Science and Emerging Problematics Many of the challenges facing anthropology today have their parallels in the emerging citizen science sphere. Anthropologists have long conceptualized, and re-conceptualized, the permeable boundaries of knowledge production, but new challenges emergent within citizen science mark a changing landscape where new forms of … Continue reading Call For Papers: AAA 2014

Lawrence Cremin and Mara Mayor Discuss Technology and Education In 1989

Given the discussion of MOOCs that has been occurring in the blogosphere over the last year, I thought it might be helpful to get a longer perspective on technology and education. In that spirit, I have dug up this 30 minute conversation between Lawrence Cremin of Teachers College and Mara Mayor of the Annenberg CPB … Continue reading Lawrence Cremin and Mara Mayor Discuss Technology and Education In 1989

Discovering Exaptation: Or, How To Leverage Your Philosophical Baggage To Further Science

I want take up Tony’s question about this Dennett quote: There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination (Dennett 1995) One way to answer this is through recourse to the literature on Science and Technology Studies (STS). We could weave our way … Continue reading Discovering Exaptation: Or, How To Leverage Your Philosophical Baggage To Further Science