Science, Technology & Society :: STS Symposium 2010

Agricultural Acts: On the Futures of Farming and Food

:: Schedule of Events ::


All events take place on Thursday, April 22, 2010
(MSC = Morrisville State College
CU = Colgate University)

Time Location Event

11:00am Student Activities Center (MSC) Welcome Reception
     
11:30am - 2:30pm Administrative Quad (MSC) Sculpture Fabrication and Unveiling - Fernando Mastrangelo
     
11:30am - 12:30pm Conversations – Tracing the Connections of Food and Agriculture
  Crawford Hall 116 (MSC) Aquaponics and the Futures of Food w/ James E. McWilliams & Shuhai Li
  Crawford Hall 108 (MSC) Community Supported Agriculture and Place w/ Benjamin R. Cohen & Amy Brown and Chris Babis (Common Thread Community Farm)
  Crawford 114 (MSC)

Agricultural Extensions, Farming Knowledge, Science, and the State w/ Christopher Henke & Becca B.R. Jablonski

  Crawford 110 (MSC)

Urban Gardens, Renewal, and Social Capital w/ George Hobor & Cassandra Harris-Lockwood

     
1:00pm - 2:00pm Conversations – Tracing the Connections of Food and Agriculture
  Crawford Hall 116 (MSC) Aquaponics and the Futures of Food w/ James E. McWilliams & Shuhai Li
  Crawford Hall 108 (MSC)

Community Supported Agriculture and Place w/ Benjamin R. Cohen & Amy Yahna and Brian Musician (Alambria Springs Farm)

  Crawford 114 (MSC)

Agricultural Extensions, Farming Knowledge, Science, and the State w/ Christopher Henke & Becca B.R. Jablonski

  Crawford 110 (MSC)

Urban Gardens, Renewal, and Social Capital w/ George Hobor & Cassandra Harris-Lockwood

     
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Coffee and Community Connections
  Student Activities Center (MSC)
  • View Student Projects and Programs engaging with Food/Agriculture
   
  • Take Tours of Facilities (meet at STUAC)
  Butcher Library (MSC)
  • Explore Art Projects
     
4:00pm Meet in Admin Quad (bus stop) Transition to Colgate
    Take a Shuttle to Colgate University for Panel Discussion
     
4:30pm - 6:30pm Love Theatre (CU)

Panel DiscussionOn the Limits of ‘Local’: Engaging the Problems of Food and Agriculture

    Panelists: Benjamin R. Cohen, Christopher Henke, Becca B.R. Jablonski, James E. McWilliams, Fernando Mastrangelo


The panel discussion will be streamed live on the web on
Thursday, April 22 @
4:30pm at the following website:
www.livestream.com/colgateuniversity


Participants include:

  • James E. McWilliams, PhD (History, Johns Hopkins University), Associate Professor of History at Texas State University, and author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly , and American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT , among others.

  • Christopher Henke, PhD (Sociology/Science Studies, UC-San Diego), Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University, and author of Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California.
  • Benjamin R. Cohen, PhD (Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech), Assistant Professor of STS at University of Virginia, and author of Notes from the Ground: Soil, Science and Society in the American Countryside.

  • George Hobor, PhD (Sociology, University of Arizona), Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hamilton College, will be discussing the relationship of local agricultural initiatives (like farmers’ markets) to urban grown and development.

  • Wyatt Galusky, PhD (Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech), Assistant Professor of Humanities at Morrisville State College, will be discussing the developments in the genetic manipulation of farm animals and the resultant ethical relationship humans have to these animals.

  • Fernando Mastrangelo (MFA Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University), is a professional artist whose work has engaged the politics and place of food. His sculptural works have employed corn and sugar, among other organic products, as a means of highlighting tensions between the food that people eat and the politics they endorse. Mr. Mastrangelo will also be producing an artwork as part of the symposium program.
    Second Life
    Also, an Agricultural Acts virtual Cyberfarm can be found in Second Life hosted by Kurt Karsin (Dr. Reymers). The Cyberfarm features educational displays, videos, and hyperlinks, as well as a virtual chicken farm and vegetable/mushroom gardens. The Cyberfarm investigates nature and culture at a crucial intersection, food. The STS program has continued representation in Second Life at the island of Macmillan Publishing Group (publishers of the scientific journal Nature).

Click here to teleport to Kurt Karsin's virtual Cyberfarm in Second Life
(a free account registration is necessary).



We hope you join us for this opportunity to discuss the future of farming and food!

The organizers of the 2010 STS Symposium wish to thank the following sponsors for their support:

The Sheila Johnson Institute

Colgate University

Upstate Institute