TGC Hyderabad 2010
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Technoscience Barcamp @ IIIT Hyderabad, July 28 -29, 2010.
JULY 2010 Hyderabad Working Group in Technoscience : latest in a series of informal conversations on science, technology, and society
The series was initiated in 2007 by Janastu, and friends, affiliated Scholars, Programmers, and Non-Profit Organizers.
ALL ARE WELCOME. YOU CAN JOIN US TO CONTRIBUTE, DISCUSS, OR LISTEN. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SIGN UP HERE, AND ADD YOURSELF TO A THEME OR TOPIC, OR ADD A NEW THEME.
This meeting is formatted as an extended conversation. It is intended to be a self-organized /user-generated non-conference. All attendees are encouraged to present or facilitate a session, and to restrict their talks to 10 minute informal presentations, with lots of time for discussion and debate.
Purpose of the Meeting: There is a growing interest in the history, philosophy, sociology, and strategic futures of science and technology. In Europe, US, Latin America, and Japan, there are scholarly associations and regular meetings of societies for disciplines such as the History and Philosophy of Science; Science and Technology Studies, etc. In India, there are numerous specialized interest groups, NGOs and think tanks conducting research and advocacy in various fields relating to the social aspects of science and technology. These conversational spaces for informal discussion are intended not to consolidate but to broaden this existing landscape, and to connect "technoscience" scholars based in India with those based elsewhere.
Desired Outcomes: Enhancement of networks among scholars based in various parts of India and elsewhere. [This meeting is not a policy-oriented or institutionally-bound event; thus there is no intention of producing policy-oriented documents. However, breakout sessions and specialized interest groups may form, out of which a variety of reseach projects may grow. ]
Acknowledgements: Even informal conversations need space, food, shelter. For local arrangements, many thanks to Professor Venkatesh Choppella of IIIT-H, and his colleagues, for hosting this visiting group of scholars.
10:30 - 11:00 : Introductions (Please come prepared to share your name, affiliation, and a brief description of your interests)
11: 00 - 12:30 :
TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE : Zainab, Itty, Kavita
CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES : Solly, Zainab, Bhuvana, Ward
ECOPOLITICS, HEALTH, LIVELIHOODS : Usha, Priti, Kavita, Shailaja
Themes, Topics, Working Groups and Location TO BE DETERMINED by participants
KAVITA : ombatthu ombatthu aaru 20 33013
DINESH: ombattu entu nalku 40 36961
VENKATESH: ombatthu mooru ombatthu 69 94506
Venue: Enhance Edu, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - HYDERABAD (IIIT-H)
From the airport: Take a cab from the ground floor of the airport and ask him to take you to IIIT in Gachi Bowli. You may need to tell the driver that IIIT is just before the "Gachi Bowli Stadium".
When you get off the highway you will make a left heading west. Keep going for about 1.5 km till you come to a light. Go past the light. The IIIT gate is the on the left immediately after the light.
Professor Venkatesh Choppella: As you enter the main gate of IIIT, make a right. Venkatesh office is in the second building.
Zainab Bawa email@example.com, T B Dinesh firstname.lastname@example.org, Itty Abraham email@example.com, Bhuvana firstname.lastname@example.org, Ward Smith email@example.com, Usha Zacharias firstname.lastname@example.org, Venkatesh Choppella email@example.com, Priti Ramamurthy firstname.lastname@example.org, Megha Vishwanath email@example.com, Kavita Philip firstname.lastname@example.org
To Be Confirmed:
Solly Benjamin email@example.com, n Karen Coelho firstname.lastname@example.org, Anja Kovacs email@example.com Shailaja Choppella firstname.lastname@example.org