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STS Wire 3/6/2018

In this Issue
  • Deadline Extended!! STS Summer Research College
  • Changing the energy paradigm ... without letting the lights go dim 
  • Design as Democracy: A Workshop on Community Planning & Participatory Research
  • The Effects of Technology on Human Interactions
  • Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • The Human Side of the Digital Revolution
Changing the energy paradigm ... without letting the lights go dim 
 The challenges the world is facing in regard to energy supply and climate change are huge. Fortunately, rapid technological developments are opening up new opportunities to transform the way energy is generated, distributed and used. This has disrupted the traditional energy paradigm and opened up new business opportunities for electricity supply that will challenge traditional models. How are forward-thinking utilities responding to this challenge, and realistically how will the future electricity grid evolve? Read more
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 1:00PM-1:50PM | Y2E2 111
Design as Democracy: A Workshop on Community Planning & Participatory Research
How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? How can we respectfully engage with communities in participatory research? By bringing community members to the table, we open up the possibility of exchanging ideas meaningfully and transforming places powerfully. In this workshop, Marcia McNally, Randolph Hester, and Sibyl Diver will share ideas from the new book Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity, and introduce interactive methodologies for participatory planning, design, and research. Read more.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 4:30PM-5:45PM | Haas Center for Public Service, DK Room
The Effects of Technology on Human Interactions
In this second symposium of the series, CASBS presents a panel conversation featuring two 2017-18 CASBS fellows – sociologist of technology Judy Wajcman and linguist Sarah Ogilvie – as well as CASBS faculty fellow Abraham Verghese, a physician and novelist renowned for his examinations of the human side of medicine. They will discuss modern technology’s transformational impact on social interactions, including 1) the role of medical practitioners, recipients of care, and their relations with each other; 2) the values, mindsets, and norms of people born after the introduction of the World Wide Web, as reflected through language usage; and 3) shifting individual, cultural, and organizational conceptions of time, time management, efficiency, and speed in advanced capitalist societies. These focal points will help facilitate a broader dialogue with the audience about the relationship between recent technological advances and the human experience. Read more.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 5:30PM-6:45PM | Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This lack of female participation has led to an alarming dearth of content about women and art in popular online research tools. Art+Feminism's Edit-a-thons and other initiatives make an impact on the gender gap through crucial improvements to art and feminism related subjects on Wikipedia. Since 2014, over 280 Art+Feminism edit-a-thons have taken place across the world, creating and improving an estimated 4,600 articles.
The Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, Room 201, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on International Women’s Day to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and encourage female editorship. The edit-a-thon will include tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, ongoing editing support, reference materials, and refreshments. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to transgender and cisgender women. Read more.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 9:30AM-5:00PM | Bowes Art & Architecture Library
The Human Side of the Digital Revolution
The Frankenstein@200 Film Series will be screening Werner Herzog's film Lo and Behold followed by a panel discussion on its themes and the implications of the internet in our society's future. Read more.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 7:00PM-9:30PM | Li Ka Shing Center 130

STS Summer Research College

During the Summer Quarter of 2018, the STS Program will be participating in Stanford’s Summer Research College. STS will be able to provide six STS affiliated faculty members with a full-time undergraduate research assistant. Participants will work directly with a faculty mentor for ten weeks during the summer. The program is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by involving students in the ongoing research of Stanford faculty members. Read more.


Technology Investigation Product Design Internship at Apple

Mac… iPod… iPhone… iPad… WATCH… what’s next? We are seeking interns to join our team of mechanical engineers who are designing, prototyping, and analyzing that next big product category at Apple. This is a highly collaborative role; one in which you’ll be working alongside both fellow PD designers and other multi-disciplinary teams such as electrical engineers, software engineers, project managers, and more, to move our product development forward. Read more.

Summer 2018 Undergraduate Research Internships at CESTA

Interested in gaining academic and research experience this year? Apply for an undergraduate Research Internship at CESTA! This opportunity integrates students into a community of faculty, students, and staff who combine technology and the humanities. Work on interdisciplinary projects, learn about digital humanities, and gain valuable experience along the way. Applications for Summer Quarter positions are now being accepted. See the full job announcement to learn about available projects and how to apply.  Read more.
BEAM Job Postings
Environmental Health & Safety Team – Internship Seagate Technology
Innovation Intern for Special Projects - CSAA Insurance Group 
Design Intern - Roblox
Tech Writer Intern - InvenSense 
Visual Design Intern - Adobe Systems
Digital Media Intern - Yosemite Conservancy
Health Policy Coordinator - Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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