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230179 SE Knowing and Loving: Exploring Science Communication (2013W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Blocked lecture during the following weeks: 25 Nov.-6 Dec. 2013; 20-31 Jan. 2014. The final class is planned as a visit to the 'Technisches Museum'.

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 26.11. 11:30 - 12:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 27.11. 11:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Friday 29.11. 11:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 02.12. 11:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 04.12. 14:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 22.01. 09:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Friday 24.01. 11:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 29.01. 09:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Friday 31.01. 11:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar focuses on the theory, practice and analysis of science communication and public engagement with science. We will cover some of the key background to recent interest in formal and informal public dialogue on science, before moving on to consider how contemporary social theory can help us imagine and study these formats in new ways. While discourse-oriented approaches to the organisation and analysis of engagement have been productive showing how many ‘dialogic' processes continue to privilege scientific knowledge, for example we will start to explore how focusing on features such as materiality, affect, embodiment and place can expand our understandings. We will thus consider questions such as: how can we design object-oriented science communication (and why should we)? What is the role of pleasure in public engagement? And: how can the sensory dimensions of science be communicated to public audiences? The seminar will mix theoretical and more applied components, including museum and gallery visits and discussion of methodologies for analysing public encounters with science.

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