|Dark Data Workshop||On 15-16 December 2014 a workshop titled “Knowledge/Value and Dark Data: Absences, Interventions and Digital Worlds” was held at the University of Exeter, part supported by the ‘Formulation and Non-formulation of Security Concerns’ project. The theme was the dark side of evidence — that which is not there, not readily available, not usable to prove claims or foster discoveries. This included tacit, ignored, denied, forbidden, private, inaccessible, unknown and unexplored matters.|
|Wits Seminar||On 26 November, project members participated in an evening seminar titled ‘Ghosts from the past: the importance of the HPCSA's findings in the Wouter Basson case'. This event was held at the Medical School at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2014 in conjunction with the South African Medical Association (Gauteng branch), the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, and Wits Students’ Bioethics Society. Some 250 individuals attended.|
Non-concerns about Science and Technology and within STS
September 17-19th, 2014
Project members organized a track of presentations under the title ‘Non-concerns about science and technology and within STS’ at the September European Association for the Study of Science and Technology conference. Click for the full programme.
|United Nations Side Event||
Can We Learn from History?
The Past and Future Implications of Scientific
|Bioethics Society Launch||
Chandré Gould and Brian Rappert presented on their research about the former South African biological weapons programme at University of the Witwatersrand. The presentation served as the launch event for the Wits Students’ Bioethics Society, within the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics. It was held in conjunction with the South African Medical Association. For a newspaper article based on the talk, click here.
Issues and Non-issues in Science and Medicine
Organiser : Brian Rappert (University of Exeter)
9:30 - 10:00 Arrivals. Coffee/tea.
10:30 - 11:30 On Holding What isn't There
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:30 On Forming What isn't There
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 Lost Histories? - Chair: Carol Stone (Dstl)
2:45 - 3.15 Tea
3.15 – 4:45 Writing Omission - Chair: Sabina Leonelli (Exeter)
4:45-5:15 Closing Discussion
9:00 - 11:15 The Tyranny of Light – Chair: Filippa Lentzos (KCL)
11:15 – 11:30 Tea
11:30 - 1:00 Surprise and Foresight - Chair: Gail Davies (Exeter)
1:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 Surprise and Foresight - Chair: Chandre Gould (ISS)
3:00 - 3.15 Tea
3.15 - 4:45 From Recognition to Action - Chair: Jonathan Forman (OPCW)
4:45 Closing Discussion
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