Speakers

Conveners:

Trevor Pinch Trevor Pinch, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
Trevor Pinch’s main research centers on five areas: (1) the sociology of technology and how users engage with technology, (2) sound studies and music and in particular how sonic technologies and listening cultures develop, (3) understanding the role of materiality and agency in technology, (4) markets and the economy with specific attention to the study of selling, persuasion, and entrepreneurship.
 Richard Swedberg 2 Richard Swedberg, Sociology, Cornell University
Richard Swedberg’s education has revolved around law as well as sociology; his two main areas of research are economic sociology and social theory. From early on he has been fascinated by social theory; and today he is especially work on theorizing — what theorizing is and how it can be taught to students through practical exercises. His recent books, The Art of Social Theory and Theorizing in Social Science were published in 2014.

Speakers:

24_2_421_img_0 Howard Becker, Sociologist
Howard Becker is an American sociologist who has made major contributions to the sociologist of deviance, sociology of art, and sociology of music. Becker also wrote extensively on sociological writing styles and methodologies.
 150109131824-mabel-m-berezin-large-169 Mabel Berezin, Sociology, Cornell University
Mabel Berezin’s research asks how shared cultural meanings and practices shape 1) political institutions such as the state; 2) social processes around political movements and ideologies; and 3) agents through the construction of political identities. Her current work focuses on contemporary sites of social, political and cultural change.
 Quantrell-Glaeser Andreas Glaeser, Sociology, University of Chicago
Andreas Glaeser is a sociologist of culture with a particular interest in the construction of identities and knowledges. He is currently finishing a book aiming at the development of a political epistemology which asks how people come to understand the world of politics from within their particular biographical trajectories and social milieus.
 jackson Steven Jackson, Information Science, Cornell University
Steven Jackson teaches and conducts research in the areas of scientific collaboration, technology policy, democratic governance, and global development. More specifically, he studies how people organize, fight, and work together around collective projects of all sorts in which technology plays a central role.
njeremijenko_headshot Natalie Jeremijenko, Art and Art Education, New York University
Awarded the 2013 Most Innovative People, named one of the most influential women in technology 2011, a top young innovators by MIT Technology Review and 40 of the most influential designers, Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU. She’s also affiliated with the Computer Science Department and Environmental Studies program.
 Franck Leibovici 7 Franck Leibovici, Artist, Paris.
His project, forms of life, reveals alternative images of the creative process. With the help of Les Laboratoires d’ Aubervilliers, he asked artists to illustrate the creative process, but gave them no formal instructions.
Ossman Susan Ossman, Anthropology, UC Riverside
Susan Ossman’s analyses of globalization developed as she carried out fieldwork on media, mobility, aesthetics, gender and politics in sites that span North Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Her innovative designs for mobile ethnography are related to her life of international migration, her experiences directing international collaborative projects and her practice as an artist.
8472966_300x300 Taezoo Park, Artist-in-Residence
Taezoo Park is digital artist based in Brooklyn NY whose work explores media and digital technologies which link together the ideal and real. Park pushes new artistic forms through his unique use of digital media, emphasizing the existent ‘character’ within a technology.
pro4 Damon Phillips, Business Strategy, Columbia
Professor Phillips has expertise in social structural approaches to labor and product markets, entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational strategy and structure, as well as social network theory and analysis. Professor Phillips has been on the editorial board of the Administrative Science Quarterly, an Associate Editor with Management Science, and was a Consulting Editor at the American Journal of Sociology.