Questions to Improve Quality of Life with Wearables: Humans, Technology, and the World

Abstract Existing wearables mainly benefit to specialists and patients however they could also benefit to the general public, improving quality of life. To reach this goal, strategies for the development and implementation of wearables must be chosen based on careful consideration of interaction between humans and computing technologies, from multiple perspectives including cultural, economic, political, and [...]


MACOSPOL (Mapping Controversies on Science for Politics)

Abstract In modern societies, collective life is assembled through the superposition of scientific and technical controversies. The inequities of growth, the ecological crisis, the bioethical dilemma and all other major contemporary issues occur today as tangles of humans and non-humans actors, politics and science, morality and technology. Because of this growing hybridization complexity, getting involved [...]


The Human Infrastructure of Cyberinfrastructure

Abstract Despite their rapid proliferation, there has been little examination of the coordination and social practices of cyberinfrastructure projects. We use the notion of “human infrastructure” to explore how human and organizational arrangements share properties with technological infrastructures. We conducted an 18-month ethnographic study of a large-scale distributed biomedical cyberinfrastructure project and discovered that human [...]


Awash in Stardust: Data Practices in Astronomy

Abstract One of several major research initiatives into the grand challenge of data curation, the Data Conservancy (DC)‚Ķis investigating data use, sharing, and preservation in multiple fields of science. Our group at the University of California, Los Angeles is conducting a deep case study of astronomy and astrophysics…This poster will summarize findings from the first [...]