Catch My DRIFT: A Compendium of Recovering Instruments At Sea

Got a call in the middle of the night, convinced your best friend to drive her truck 5 hours into the sunrise, convinced a local surfer to let you use their standing board, pulled some straps out of the back of the truck, paddled out to sea, grabbed a glider, strapped it to the board…

POLER Research Group

The Polar Observations Lab for Ethnographic Research (POLER) is a research group of scholars and technicians interested in remote sensing in extreme conditions, including polar and subpolar regions. Insights after a decade of investment into programs like the Ocean Observatories Initiative brightly illuminated that some of the most significant barriers to forward progress in the…

Queerpocene Ecofeminist Research Group

This interdisciplinary research group provides support for queer ecology, ecofeminist and environmentalist research at Michigan State University. Core Members: Ellen McCallum, English Stephanie Jordan, Media + Information stef shuster, Lyman Briggs, Sociology Wenda Bauschpies, NSF, Center for Gender in a Global Context

Structure and Fluidity: An Exercise in Human Intervention in the Sea. Rejoinder.

Jordan, S.B and Thackray, A.J. 2021. Structure and Fluidity: An Exercise in Human Intervention in the Sea. Ed. Sarah Tobias. Rejoinder, 6. The following is an excerpt from an ongoing experimental artistic practice in service of new thinking around water, climate crisis and safer futures, where environmental, social and design justice are inextricably bound. Focusing…

Labor Tech Research Network

Founding board member and active member of the Social Justice Working Group of the Labor Tech Research Network, formally established as a 501c3 non-profit in 2021, an international and interdisciplinary group of 300 plus leading scholars of labor and technological change.

The Instrumented Ocean

This ethnographic project collected interviews and observations inside the groundbreaking US Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The work is contextualized via archival and historiographic resources from oceanographic institutions, professional societies and historians of ocean science. The research fundamentally addresses the concomitant relationship between innovation (e.g. imagining, planning, constructing, operating) and degeneration (e.g. down-scaling, breakdown, failure, repair)….

Recipes for Technoutopia: On Hospitality and Infrastructure as Experimental Performance. Handbook on Art, Science and Technology Studies.

(forthcoming) Steinhardt, S.B. Recipes for Technoutopia: On Hospitality, Hope and Infrastructure as Experimental Performance. Rogers, Halpern, Hannah, de Ridder-Vignone (Eds.) Handbook of Art, Science and Technology. Routledge Press. (in press). Presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting for the Society of the Social Study of Science (4S) in New Orleans, September 2019. invited presenter at the…