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Platypus, the CASTAC Blog, presents "Down to a Science" a podcast that examines the world of science from social and historical perspectives. How does science work and does it have to work that way? Season 1 will discuss the economization of life, numbers and objectivity, and studying data science ethnographically. --- CASTAC’s mission is to facilitate communication within the AAA among anthropologists working in areas related to science, technology and computing, and to promote the visibility of anthropological research on technoscience. CASTAC offers a forum in which to organize sessions for meetings, exchange ideas and network with anthropologists who have similar research interests. CASTAC is part of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association.

Platypus, the CASTAC Blog, presents "Down to a Science" a podcast that examines the world of science from social and historical perspectives. How does science work and does it have to work that way? Season 1 will discuss the economization of life, numbers and objectivity, and studying data science ethnographically. --- CASTAC’s mission is to facilitate communication within the AAA among anthropologists working in areas related to science, technology and computing, and to promote the visibility of anthropological research on technoscience. CASTAC offers a forum in which to organize sessions for meetings, exchange ideas and network with anthropologists who have similar research interests. CASTAC is part of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association.
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Platypus, the CASTAC Blog, presents "Down to a Science" a podcast that examines the world of science from social and historical perspectives. How does science work and does it have to work that way? Season 1 will discuss the economization of life, numbers and objectivity, and studying data science ethnographically. --- CASTAC’s mission is to facilitate communication within the AAA among anthropologists working in areas related to science, technology and computing, and to promote the visibility of anthropological research on technoscience. CASTAC offers a forum in which to organize sessions for meetings, exchange ideas and network with anthropologists who have similar research interests. CASTAC is part of the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association.

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@CASTAC_AAA

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English

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607-262-1203


Episodes

Data Science Ethnography with Brittany Fiore-Gartland

12/6/2017
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Lily Ye talks with Brittany Fiore-Gartland about data and its contexts, and what that means for what data science does and could look like. Fiore-Gartland is director of data science ethnography at the eScience Institute and research scientist in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. Music included in this episode: "Deviate" and "Blossoming" by Podington Bear (soundofpicture.com) "Arcade Paradise" by Scott Holmes (www.scottholmesmusic.uk/)

Duration:00:22:13

The Economization of Life with Michelle Murphy

8/24/2017
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Today, the CASTAC blog's "Down to a Science" podcast debuts with an interview with historian Michelle Murphy on her new book, The Economization of Life. The goal of this podcast is to serve up scholarship in science studies to a wider audience, even if that wider audience is your class of undergraduates. In this episode, Murphy discusses how in the second half of the 20th century, economic logics were used to continue racist programs of population control when the biological evolutionary...

Duration:00:28:10