"Technology" tag

Getting to Know a Few Hundred Degrees

Science is often considered a master of certainty with privileged access to nature. However, when it comes to volatile and highly unpredictable environments like volcanoes (earthquakes, tsunami’s, and landslides too) science operates in murkier territory. This talk will focus on selected episodes in the history of science on Mt. Merapi in the twentieth century. It will ask questions such as: what does it look like to ‘know’? How is it performed? Is certainty just an effect of technological devices and tools, the real masters of truth? What is the role of the fragile human body in volatile environments?

Proyek Nenek (The Nenek Project)

Dalam Proyek Nenek kami (lifepatch, Cindy Lin, dan Stefanie Wuschitz) ingin belajar dari para nenek yang hidup di Jawa. Bagaimana mereka memahami teknologi? Pengetahuan dan praktik mana yang mereka pilih untuk dibagikan kepada generasi berikutnya? Mempelajari hal ini akan memberitahu kita tentang struktur pengasuhan dan kepercayaan yang mereka jalani dan bagaimana mereka merawat struktur tersebut.

KUNCI Cultural Studies Center • Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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