Past Events

Cells, Race and Stories: A Discussion with Priscilla Wald about Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa Cell Line

Priscilla Wald (Duke, English and the Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy) Monday, February 6, 2012 Engineering 2, 599 4:00-6:00 PM This event is co-sponsored with Cultural Studies, Center for Biomolecular Sciences and Engineering—Research Mentoring Institute, and the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Department. Priscilla Wald, “Cells, Race and Stories: A Discussion about Henrietta… Continue Reading Cells, Race and Stories: A Discussion with Priscilla Wald about Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa Cell Line

Another World is Plantable! Film Screening with director Ella von der Haide

Another World is Plantable! Part 4 Documentary on Community Gardening and Food Justice in North America 2010 Thursday 10/27, 4:30-6:30 PM, Studio C (Room 150 in Communications Building) Director: Ella von der Haide In a series of four documentaries, Ella von der Haide features urban community gardens and their connections to emancipatory social movements in… Continue Reading Another World is Plantable! Film Screening with director Ella von der Haide

Vibeke Pihl: Modeling pigs and humans

Modelling pigs and humans: Exploring the practices of models across sciences Wednesday October 19, 2011 Engineering 2, Room 499 PhD Fellow Vibeke Pihl, Medical Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen. Vibeke Pihl’s research addresses how connections between humans and animals are shaped in contemporary biomedical research on human… Continue Reading Vibeke Pihl: Modeling pigs and humans

Comparative Tinkerings: A Roundtable

Comparative Tinkering: A Roundtable Tuesday, October 25th, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. UCSC Campus, Social Sciences 1, Room 261 (Anthropology’s Colloquium Series room) Speakers: Karen Barad (UCSC, Feminist Studies), Alan Christy (UCSC, History), Lawrence Cohen (UC-Berkeley, Anthropology), Andrew Matthews (UCSC, Anthropology), Danilyn Rutherford (UCSC, Anthropology), Warren Sack (UCSC, Film & Digital Media), Anna Tsing (UCSC,… Continue Reading Comparative Tinkerings: A Roundtable

Michael Mateas: Gaming and the Sociological Imagination

Wednesday, March 9, 4:15-6:15 pm 599 Engineering 2 Michael Mateas runs the Expressive Intelligence Studio at UC Santa Cruz, which explores the intersection of artificial intelligence, art, and design. Their goal is to create compelling new forms of interactive art and entertainment that provide more deeply autonomous, generative, and dynamic responses to interaction. A major… Continue Reading Michael Mateas: Gaming and the Sociological Imagination