“Faking It” Symposium at #UCBerkeley 4/10-11

The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society announces our annual Graduate Student Organized Symposium

Faking It: Counterfeits, Copies, and Uncertain Truths in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Friday – Saturday
10 Apr – 11 Apr 2015

470 Stephens Hall

We invite colleagues to join us for a two day symposium at the University of California, Berkeley on “faking it”–here construed broadly as fudging, imitating, juking, playing the trickster, pretending, feigning, re-creating, manipulating, falsifying. Our aim is to bring together a wide variety of scholars whose work, in some way, touches upon this issue. We invite colleagues to consider any aspect of the practices, epistemologies, ontologies, and politics of faking, copying, counterfeiting, or quackery. We seek to amplify and incubate a growing attention to the theory and practice of fake truths on Berkeley’s campus and beyond.

Keynote address: Joseph Masco, University of Chicago

More information and registration (free) can be found here:

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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