On 10th May 2017 Dr Kate O’Riordan (University of Sussex) will discuss her work on unreal objects and biosensors.
We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. Click the header above to view the call for abstracts.
Seminar: Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill – Persuasive Data: the use of data and visualisation in abortion campaigning
Data visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.
Time and Location Details1st March 2017
A series of workshops exploring histories and futures of innovation in 'advanced' wound care are being held at the Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds.
Ruth Holliday was invited to South Korea to speak about her research on medical tourism.
Rosemary Lucy Hill, along with colleagues in the School of Media and Communication at Leeds and the Department of Sociological Studies at University of Sheffield, has just published a new article which examines sexist discourses in the readings of data visualisations. The article appears in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, special issue on Digital Feminist Media Studies. The article is available online now.
Centre for Health, Technology and Social Practice members go to 4S/EASST conference, Science and Technology By Other Means, this August
Members of the Centre for Health, Technology and Social Practice will be speaking at 4S/EASST conference, Science and Technology By Other Means, this August.