Over 200 open panel proposals have been accepted for the EASST/4S meeting. They are listed by title below. Use the menu on the left to browse the full abstracts.

The purpose of calling for Open Panel proposals is to stimulate the formation of new networks around topics of interest to the STS community. Open panels have been proposed by scholars working in nearly every continent and relating to just about every major STS theme.

When submitting papers to open panels on the abstract submission platform, you will select the Open Panel you are submitting to. Papers submitted to an open panel will be reviewed by the open panel organizer(s) and will be given first consideration for that session.

Also at the time of submission, you will also be asked to nominate two alternative open panel preferences for your paper. In the event that your paper is not included in the open panel of your first preference it will be considered for the alternative panels indicated in your submission.

  1. Accommodating A Plurality Of Values When Engaging Emerging Technologies In Sustainability Transitions – On Designing For Safety And Security In A Warming World
  2. Aesthetic Interventions: Exploring emerging worlds through art
  3. AI through an education perspective: concerns, potentials, and trade-offs
  4. Alchemical Transformations: On Matters of Substance and Change
  5. Alternative Knowing Spaces
  6. AMR in Globalized Economies: Knowledge, Regulation, Markets
  7. Applied Interdisciplinary Sustainable Transitions Research
  8. Approaching the Digital Anthropocene
  9. Articulating and Relating to Different Forms of the Good in Bad Situations
  10. Artificial Africa: Seeing urban algorithms through infrastructure, labour, justice and aesthetics
  11. Assessing Policy Mechanism of “Avoiding Group/Community Harm”
  12. Asymmetrical Confluence: Justice, Inclusion, and the Quest for Health Equity
  13. Be(com)ing industrial:  objects, scales, and power dynamics at play
  14. Borders in the Anthropocene: Transformations of Climates, Human and Nonhuman Mobility, and the Politics of the Earth
  15. Broken and livable futures with automated decision-making
  16. Building digital bioethics: Transformations in theory and applied practice
  17. Building Digital Public Sector
  18. Can it Scale?: The scalability zeitgeist, entrepreneurial thinking, and the role of STS
  19. Careful engagements
  20. Categories of Hatred: Unearthing algorithmic cultures of hate groups, marginalization, and surveillance of minorities
  21. Challenges of surveillance technologies in police and criminal justice systems
  22. Charismatic Technology: Promises and Perils
  23. China, Technology, Planetary Futures: Lessons for a World in Crisis?
  24. Choreographies: Rhythms and Movements in Research
  25. Citing the South: Infometrics and Open Science for Sustainable Development in the Global South
  26. Classic STS Papers
  27. Collective Forms Of Governance: Rethinking The Role Of Civic Engagement With Science & Technology In Epistemically Fragmented Societies
  28. Commodifying environmental data: markets, materiality, knowledge
  29. Conceptualization and Evidence of Social Innovation
  30. Contesting the ‘migration/border control machine’: entanglements of information and surveillance infrastructures with the making of publics/’non-publics’
  31. Cosmogrammatics. Nature(s) in planetary designs
  32. Crafting Critical Methodologies in Computing: theories, practices and future directions
  33. Death Itself: Technology, Ethics, and Ambiguity
  34. Decentralized and Distributed Systems: Technologies of Resistance
  35. Decentring datacentres: their politics, energy, waste and epistemics
  36. Defining the Patient in Biomedicine Today
  37. Democracy in the making
  38. Digital Experiments in the Making: Methods, Tools, and Platforms in the Infrastructuring of STS
  39. Digital Phenotyping –  Unpacking Intelligent Machines For Deep Medicine And A New Public Health
  40. Digital Platforms, Knowledge Democracies and the Remaking of Expertise
  41. Digital pollutions: resource consumption, waste and environmental problems in information societies
  42. Digital Technologies in Policing and Security
  43. Digital technologies shaping the politics of science and the science of politics
  44. Digitalizing Cities and Infrastructures
  45. Dilemmas in advisory science
  46. Disciplining the senses
  47. Discursive Traps in Global Health: Neglect, Poverty, and Emergence
  48. Disgust
  49. Disrupting Biomedicine: The Politics and Practice of Open Source and Biohacked Drugs and Devices
  50. Doctoral Research, Inventive Inquiry and Making New Spaces within and beyond the Academy
  51. Doing STS amid the Procession of Disaster
  52. Dying at the Margins: Emerging Material-Discursive Perspectives on Death and Dying
  53. Editing future life and biotechnological utopias/ Bio-political materialization and potentialities of CRISPRcas9
  54. Emerging Worlds of Eating: Interrogating the logics of digitalisation, datafication and platformisation of food
  55. Engaging Health Activism, Sexual Politics and STS
  56. Engineering Extinction: Prospects, Uncertainties, and Responsibilities in Planned Extinction
  57. Environmentalities of Health Security
  58. Envisioning a Decentered Academic Knowledge System Online
  59. Ethea Alternativa and Grounded Alliances with Indigenous Peoples:  Undoing Capital’s Techno-Economic, Exploitative Thrall over the Earth
  60. Experimenting With Inclusive Technologies: Saying No By Saying Let’s
  61. Exploring Empowerment in The Co-creation of Innovation
  62. Extractivism Revisited: STS Perspectives
  63. Fakes and legitimacy reordering
  64. Feeding Food Futures: From Techno-solutionism to Inclusive Human-Food Collaborations
  65. Filling the Gaps Between Observations with Data: Nature, Models and Human Agency
  66. Flows and overflows of personal health data
  67. Fossil Legacies – Re-Assembling Work, Gender and Technology in the Coal Phase Out
  68. From Citizen to Citizen-Subject? Exploring (Re)-Configurations of ‘The Public’ in Innovation
  69. Global Imaginaries of Precision Science: Diversity, Inclusion and Justice
  70. Governing Reproductive Bio-economies: Policy Frameworks, Ethics and Economics
  71. Grassroots Innovation: Hacking, Making, Hobby, Entrepreneurship
  72. Grotesque Epistemologies
  73. Growing old in a more-than human world: Materialities of care and interspecies entanglements
  74. Hacker Cultures: Understanding the actors behind our software
  75. Health Made Digital
  76. Hegemony, counter-hegemony and ontological politics
  77. ‘Highs’ and ‘Lows’ of the Emerging Automated-Vehicles-Worlds: Location, Visibility & Alternative Futures
  78. Histories And Ecologies of Therapeutic Places
  79. Holding It Together?  Data And Disasters
  80. Hormonal paradoxes: circulations, access, exposures
  81. How can STS support a multiplicity of practices in Citizen Science?
  82. Human-(itarian) technologies: How to “make a better world” for humans with technologies?
  83. Identification, Datafication, Citizenship
  84. Inclusion in scientific communities
  85. In-formed Architecture: Futures, projects and practices of digital architecture and construction
  86. Infrastructures of Care: Disability, Autonomy, Inter/Dependencies
  87. Infrastructuring Outer Space
  88. Inhabiting Warming Worlds – Transforming Climate Knowledge
  89. Innovating and regenerating the migrant-technology boundary
  90. Inquiries into the Global
  91. Institutionalization and social appropriation of RRI: A remaining challenge?
  92. Integrating Stakeholders From the Beginning – But (How) is that possible?
  93. International Scientific Collaboration: Knowledge Infrastructures and the Role of STS Scholars
  94. Interrogating institutional strategies that aim facilitating knowledge coproduction and co-innovation of agri-food systems.
  95. Interventions with, through and in ethnography
  96. Living In The Laboratory: Experimental Zones And The Labification Of Everything
  97. Locating & Timing Governance in STS and Universities
  98. Locating Psychoanalysis in STS Terrains
  99. Locating South Asia in Social Studies of Science and Technology
  100. Lost in the Dreamscapes of Modernity? Theorizing Agency, Multiplicity, and Scale in Sociotechnical Imaginaries
  101. Maintenance and its knowledges
  102. Making chemical kin
  103. Making Futures by Freezing Life: Ambivalent Temporalities of Cryopreservation Practices
  104. Making Home, With Care
  105. Making science in public: Studying science communication and public engagement
  106. Making, Having, Thinking: Sex, Technology and Science
  107. Marxist STS
  108. Materiality, Knowledges, Inequalities: Multiplicity and Sovereignty in a Post_Colonial World
  109. Materials, Symbols, and Power in Science and Technology
  110. Modes of Futuring between Care and Control: Engaging with the Conservation of Endangered More-Than-Human Life
  111. Money for nothing?  Science between Markets and Politics
  112. Moralizing the data economy
  113. More-than-Human Ethnographies of Global Health
  114. Multispecies Rhetorics in Microbial Worlds: How do Microbes and Humans Affect Each Other?
  115. Mutagenic Legacies and Future Living
  116. Negotiating independence in academic careers
  117. Negotiating knowledge of harm through affects, embodiment and trust
  118. Networks, platforms and the form of the socio-technical
  119. New Multiples in STI policy? Understanding the entanglement of concepts, practices and identities
  120. New Technologies of Risk:  Bioeconomies of Prediction and Therapeutic Prevention
  121. No Time to Not Know. Bottom-up Expertise, Grass-root Authorities, and Agency in the Age of Digital Knowledge
  122. Nocebos, Nocebo Studies, and STS: Meaning-Making and Recalcitrance
  123. Nonhuman Vision: How Technologies and Animals See and Make Sense
  124. ‘Not doing’ in times of crisis: agency and the urgency of pause and restraint
  125. Old Academies and Emerging Worlds: Feminist Encounters in Changing STS Contexts
  126. On the Interplay of Images, Imaginaries and Imagination in Science Communication
  127. Online Campaigns and Digital Personhood in the Age of Datafication
  128. ‘Openness’ In Software, Hardware And Wetware: Materialities, Collectives, Values
  129. Ordering knowledge in uncertain times: STS perspectives on the reinvention of the literature review
  130. Organizing Technoscientific Capitalism: Assets, Rents, and Values
  131. Other Indigenous “Knowledge Engineering” Systems: Designing and operating knowledge technologies at scale in emerging worlds
  132. Performative Futures: Fighting Reification Inertias through Open Anticipations
  133. Peripheral States: Public Uses and Misuses of Big Data Technologies
  134. Pharmaceutical and diagnostic futures: innovation, governance and practice
  135. Politicization of Sociotechnical Futures: Prerequisites and Limits
  136. Politics and practices in the ethnographies of legitimate knowledge
  137. Proliferation, dispersal and (in)security: towards new vocabularies for the debate between STS and critical security studies
  138. Prototyping Urban Futures
  139. Public data repositories in the global health data economy
  140. Race and Biomedicine Beyond the Lab: 21st Century Mobilizations
  141. Radical and Radicalizing Workers In The Scientific Enterprise
  142. Rare Disease Policies: From Exceptionalism Towards a ‘New Normal’?
  143. Recruitment and Evaluation Practices in Academia. Global Changes and National Traditions
  144. Re-emerging Psychedelic Worlds: Altered States, Altered Subjects, Altered STS?
  145. Re-evaluating the high-tech and the low-tech: ideals and ideologies of the material
  146. Reexamining Narratives within Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
  147. Reproduction in the Post-genomic Age
  148. Re-scaling outer-space(s)
  149. Robotics Innovation in Care: Ethical Considerations
  150. Science and Technology Studies on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM)
  151. Science as a site of inequality: theoretical, empirical and reflexive insights from STS
  152. Science Technology & Innovation (STI) Roadmaps and the SDGs
  153. Science, Technology and Sport
  154. Scientific fields and communities in (re-)formation
  155. Scientists, citizen scientists, and naturalists in the “Anthropocene”
  156. Situating antimicrobial resistance (AMR): locations, spaces and borders
  157. Situating Co-creation: Innovation between Local Specificity and Scalable Standardization
  158. Situating the STS language(s) in time and space
  159. Social justice in Climate Adaptation Policies
  160. Social practices perspectives on (un)sustainable urban transformations
  161. Socializing the automation of flexible residential energy use
  162. Speculative Futures and the Biopolitics of Populations: Exploring Continuities and Discontinuities Across and Beyond Crisis Discourses
  163. States of Planetary Environmental Knowledge
  164. STS and Political Ecology: Exploring socially just and ecologically sustainable emerging worlds
  165. STS Approaches to Social Epigenetics and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  166. STS for a post-truth age: comparative dialogues on reflexivity
  167. STS Perspectives on Innovation: Significance and Agency in Emerging Worlds
  168. STS Underground: Locating Matter and Agency in emerging subterranean Worlds
  169. STS, Technoscience and How Discontinuation Matters
  170. Studying data/natures: between arts, academia and administration
  171. Sustainable mobility in urban cities in Africa
  172. Taking Data Into Account
  173. Teaching interdependent agency: Feminist STS approaches to STEM pedagogy
  174. Techniques of Resilience. Coping with the Vulnerabilities of Hybrid Bodies
  175. The (In)Visible Labour Of Translation: Creating Value In Translational Medicine
  176. The ‘elsewhere’ of sociotechnical life at night
  177. The “Contemporary Synthesis” of Race and Biotechnology in Emerging/Developing Worlds
  178. The Bio(Techno)logical Politics of Synchrony
  179. The changing landscape of genetic databases: Blurring boundaries between collection and practice
  180. The cyborg is getting older: exploring the body/machine fusion at the intersection of STS and Age Studies
  181. The Era of Voice: STS and Emerging Healthcare Activism around Science, Politics and Markets
  182. The Future of Quantifying Humanity: Reflections on Artificial Intelligence
  183. The In/Visibility of Value and Relevance in the Evaluation Society
  184. The Life of Numbers: Models, Projections, Targets and Other Enumerations
  185. The Means And Ends of STS: What Role For STS In The Post-Truth Era?
  186. The mise-en-scène of science and technology: the role of non-conventional sources
  187. The Ontological Politics of the Anthropocene
  188. The politics of progress
  189. The Politics of Uncertainty; Visualizing, Quantifying, and Fact-Checking Truth Claims in an Era of Polarized Politics
  190. The regimes of biomedical knowledge production: the changing face of clinical trials
  191. The Sober Sciences of Intoxicated Subjects: Psychedelics and Their Societies
  192. The tacit governance of decision-making in knowledge production
  193. Theorizing in STS
  194. They’re Just Guidelines: Operationalizing AI Ethics
  195. Timing matters: How does long-term ethnographic research affect concept work and case-making in practice?
  196. Title: Acknowledging residues: the (un)-making of an environmental concern
  197. Towards a Critical Medical STS
  198. Transformations and tensions in academic publishing
  199. (Transnational) research infrastructures as sites of technopolitical transformations
  200. Transnational STS: Theories, Practices, and Pedagogies
  201. Transplanetary Ecologies
  202. Traveling Knowledge: Translational Practices in Different Countries and Fields
  203. Universals’ Locales: Locating Theoretical Sciences in Global Modernities
  204. Unpacking Food Chains: Knowledge-Making, Biotechnoscience, and Multispecies Connectivity in Troubled Societies
  205. Unpacking the Foundations of the Current Biometric Moment
  206. Value in Biomedicine
  207. Veterinary anthropology : the impact of animal studies on medical sciences
  208. Waste. Locating, Learning From, and Living With the Lively Afterlives of Globalization’s Distributed Materialities
  209. What happens when we all agree: Governing non epistemic controversies
  210. ‘What is the worth of a Nature-paper when the climate is in crisis?’
  211. What science, technology and innovation, for which transformations?
  212. Where Did THAT Come From? Locating Transnational Diffusion of Governance Knowledge
  213. Where is Care? (Un)Settling Place, Materialities and Imaginaries in the Making of Healthcare
  214. Who are the Publics of Outer Space?
  215. Whose Dream House?
  216. Windows of Opportunity?: Critical Understanding of ELSI/ELSA at Different Moments
  217. Workshop on Experiments with Algo-governance and Future-Making: STS Scholars as Designers
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