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“Unveiling nature” in science communication

The following article by the University of Vienna is titled “Nature Unveiling Herself Before Science” (Die Natur enthüllt sich der Wissenschaft). It reads like a satirical work by someone from STS, but it is not. It was also sent out through the email newsletter of the press service of the University of Vienna: https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/presse/aktuelle-pressemeldungen/detailansicht/artikel/die-natur-enthuellt-sich-der-wissenschaft/ EDIT: […]

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Displaying cultures of hacking

Gabriella Coleman has done very insightful work on different cultures of hacking and hacking groups such as Anonymous. By this she has not only pushed into an essential part of contemporary digital culture but also adapted her own social science research approach to this environment. In the following project she and various colleaugues have put […]

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Universities and their distributed expertise

The following screenshot shows a newsletter sent by the University of Vienna (in German). It highlights the high competence of researchers of the university and their distributed expertise in various areas affected by the coronavirus: The newsletter links to the following (also German) dossier on their website: https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/dossiers/dossiers-list/kategorie/1216/

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Parliament of Things on the web

The following website is based on the work and ideas from Bruno Latour around nature/culture and modernity. It displays different projects (art, scientific) that try to overcome the arbitrary distinction between nature and culture and make it accessible for a broader audience than just social science scholars: https://theparliamentofthings.org/about/

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“Interactive” science communication online

The purpose of this website is to learn about genetics and ‘motherhood’ of rats. It is especially interesting because it includes a (weird) interactive element: https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/epigenetics/rats/

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Corona and data privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a global acting NGO that is interested in data privacy and data protection. In the following post on their website they discuss the restrictions to civil liberty rights due to the Corona virus. They agree with these measures in this specificand challenging moment in time, BUT they also point […]