The Science Communication group at Imperial College, London, are inviting to the annual “Science & the Public” conference on Saturday 19th May 2007. General info here.
10 – 11:30 Session One Images of Science in Popular Literature
- Science in Contemporary Anglo-American Crime Fiction. Katja Schmieder, University of Leipzig
- The image of science in Brazilian Popular Literature. Luisa Massarani, Carla Almeida & Ildeu de Castro Moreira. Museu da Vida / Casa de Oswaldo Cruz / Fiocruz & Instituto de Física / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
- A Tepid Response to the Prospect of Immortality?: Cryobiological Experiments in Popular Science and Science Fiction. Benjamin Wright, University of Salzburg Case Studies in Science & Politics
- Discursive Choices: Boycotting Star Wars Between Science and Politics. Rebecca Slayton, Stanford University.
- On the relationship of science and public illustrated by the example of modern ferrous metallurgy at the Technical University Aachen, Stephen Krebs, University of Aachen.
- Marketing Strategies for a Biobank: the case of the Estonian Genome Project. Kadri Simm. Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Graz/ University of Tartu. Artists and Science
- Transgressions: Art and amateur science in an age of specialisation. Nicola Triscott, the Arts Catalyst
- Imaging techniques and the aesthetics of modernism: seeing nature in art through the eyes of postwar science. Assimina Kaniari University of Oxford
- Biojewellery – interaction design as a trigger for public engagement of science. Tobie Kerridge, Ian Thompson & Nikki Stott, Goldsmiths College
11:45 – 1:15 Session Two Cinema
- Screening Technology: Technical Advisors, Diegetic Prototypes, and the Cinematic Creation of the Future. David A. Kirby, University of Manchester
- Space, Disembodied Thought and the Threat of Disappearance: Intelligence and Anxiety in Space Exploration. Lee Mackinnon, Solent University.
- Refiguring the ‘spiritual dimension’ of cinema in the ‘Human Apparatus’. Technology, Desire and Imagination. Michael Punt & Martha Blassnigg, University of Plymouth. Public Participation
- An Experiment in Total Engagement: Science-Society Interactions in the People’s Republic of China, 1955-1960. Steven Robert Harris, University of Glamorgan.
- Bridging the gap between “science” and “the public”? A trans-disciplinary research project on the site selection for a radioactive waste repository. Reflections from work under rough conditions. Thomas Flüeler Michael Stauffacher, Pius Krütli & Roland W. Scholz. ETH Zurich
- The Participative Approach in the Parliamentary Technology Assessment Offices: an Evolving Perspective. Pierre Delvenne, University of Liège. Using the Museum
- What Can the Matter Be? Reflections on the Inter-relationship between Science, Art & Engineering. Justin Dillon and Mark Miodownik, Kings College London
- Using Medical History to Enhance Patient Information Services: Reflections on Curating a Patient Information Centre and Museum of Joint Replacement at Wrightington Hospital. Dr Francis Neary University of Manchester
- Retraining the Virtuoso’s Gaze: The Royal Society’s Musaeum and the Politics of Natural Philosophy in the Exclusion Crisis. Al Coppola, Fordham University.
2:45 – 4:15 Session Three Texts and ideologies
- Science Puff. Felicity Mellor, Imperial College London.
- The Ornithologist and the Censor: How the Soviet public was introduced to the anti-Marxist ideas of Evolutionary Psychology, 1979-1989. Yvonne Howell, University of Richmond.
- The Body Owner’s Handbook: Frankenstein’s monster and consumer metaphors of the child’s body. Alice Bell, Imperial College London. Active Patients
- Knowledge actors about intersex rearticulated on the Internet. Carmen Gallego Martos, Institute of Philosophy, Spanish National Research Council.
- “You’ve Got It, You May Have It, You Haven’t Got It”: the Unintended Consequences Of HIV Testing. Kevin P. Corbett. Liverpool John Moores University.
- Biomedicine and the pro-anorexia movement. María González Aguado, Complutense University, Madrid. Approaches to Outreach
- Positioning and life politics through reproductive technology debates in biology class. Padraig Murphy, Dublin City University
- The ISOTOPE Project: Informing science outreach and public engagement. Richard Holliman, Eric Jensen and Peter Taylor, Open University
- Public engagement as a socio-cultural learning process: science communication research using drama and discussion as meaning making. Emily Dawson, John Barlow, Anne Hill & Emma Weitkamp, University of the West of England.
4:30 – 6 Session Four Deficits and Differences
- Digital deficits: public representations of digital communications technology. James Sumner, University of Manchester
- Reaching Diverse Publics: Challenges of Communicating Sustainability Science to Low-literacy Audiences. Nicola Shelswell, University of Glamorgan
- Gene discourse in the media – a comparative framing analysis. Rebecca Carver, University of Oslo. Expertise in Popular Science
- The Bone Hunters: Paleoanthropologists as authors of popular science books. Oliver Hochadel, University of Vienna
- Histories of science, scientism and the social construction of science. Mark Erickson University of Brighton
- Science, Commonsense, and Syncretism. Jon Adams, LSE Images and Imaging
- Showing, telling, selling: digital images in science entrepreneurship. Catelijne Coopmans, Imperial College London
- Chemistry, codes and companies. The influence of the information concept in the automation of DNA sequencing (1980-1998). Miguel Garcia-Sancho, Imperial College London
- Enhancing the transformation of information into diagrams within science instructional material for school pupils: a practice-based case study focusing on closed-loop cycles. Annegrete Mølhave. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.
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