28-29 April 2011 at the University of Minnesota

Practicing Science, Technology and Rhetoric: The North-South Divide in an Emerging Global Order

Colloquium on Technology, Culture, & Communication

Description. This colloquium will highlight work being done at the University of Minnesota exploring the interdependent and global nature of contemporary science and technology practices. Participants will explore how those who work within institutions of science and/or employ emerging technologies, like (but not limited to) new information and communication technologies (ICTS), frame political, economic, cultural, and environmental arguments about the impacts of their practices on ÔÇťothers". In particular, we will focus on how the diffusion of contemporary science and technology practices plays out in transnational projects that span the divide between countries in the global North and South.

See full description and call for participation

For Registration
Email blongo@umn.edu to register. No fee to participate. Participation is limited to 32 people and will close when we reach that number.

Thursday, April 28: Institute for Advanced Study Thursday at Four presentation in Nolte 125
Thursday, April 28: Writing Studies Department Parlor presentation in Nolte 125: Digital Brain Drain
Friday, April 29: Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change sponsored in Studio E Rarig Center

Please contact Bernadette Longo (blongo@umn.edu) for additional information.

See live blog postings from the April 29 colloquium.

See description of collection planned as a result of this April colloquium.

See description of WRIT 8520 seminar in Fall 2011 to continue exploring this colloquium topic and expanding the online collection.

See Call for Papers relating to the colloquium for a special issue of Science, Technology & Human Values