4S recap

This past weekend, I gave a paper on wayfinding and embodied cognition in museum design at the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) annual meeting in San Diego. Also on my panel were two colleagues from the fellowship in architecture and the history of science that I did with the SSRC in 2010, entitled “Spaces of Inquiry.” Casey Oberlin (IU-Sociology) presented her work on epistemic conflicts between science and religion in the context of creationist museums, and Phil Clements (UCSD-Science Studies) presented his work on histories of scientific experimentation on Mt. Everest. My colleague, Sara Hendren, a designer who runs Ablersite.org presented her recent work at the Perkin’s School for the Blind on low-tech cardboard “designs for one.” David Serlin  was our discussant. The panel was fantastic and it was exciting to see how everyone’s work has progressed over the last few years.

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