Taking Our Own Medicine: On an Experiment in Science Communication

TitleTaking Our Own Medicine: On an Experiment in Science Communication
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHorst, M
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Pagination801 - 815
Date Published12/2011
ISSN Number1471-5546
KeywordsPublic Engagement and Science , Science and Technology Studies
AbstractIn 2007 a social scientist and a designer created a spatial installation to communicate social science research about the regulation of emerging science and technology. The rationale behind the experiment was to improve scientific knowledge production by making the researcher sensitive to new forms of reactions and objections. Based on an account of the conceptual background to the installation and the way it was designed, the paper discusses the nature of the engagement enacted through the experiment. It is argued that experimentation is a crucial way of making social science about science communication and engagement more robust.
Short TitleSci Eng Ethics
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