Papers & Presentations

Invited talks and panels (selected)

“Urgent crises, slow solutions: A conversation about the open movement, craft technologies and a sustainable internet,” Ars Electronica, Austria, Linz, September 10, 2022 (upcoming).

Assembling Open Hardware at CERN,” École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, February 13, 2019.

HOWTO Create a Culture of Hardware Sharing in Academia,” Week of Open Source Hardware, RISC-V conference, ETH Engineering Department, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, June 13, 2018.

“Open Data Politics: Data Sharing Beyond Public / Private Divides,” Center for Social Data Science (SODAS) and Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 28, 2017.

“Hacking Ties: The Alterglobalization of Computing Expertise,” Department of Anthropology, New School for Social Research, New York City, December 7, 2015.

“Hacking as Transformative Experience,” 1st International Forum on Makers and Education, Department of Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 29, 2014.

“Anthropology and/of Computing: Notes and Queries,” Department of Sociology, Beijing University, Beijing, China, November 28, 2014.

“Computing Expertise: Intersections between STS and Anthropology,” Department of Science, Technology and Society, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 27, 2014.

Conference papers and presentations (selected)

Co-panelists: Emilio Velis, Shannon Dosemagen, Michelle Thorne, Evelin Heidel. “Climate justice and the knowledge commons: opportunities and challenges for the digital rights space,” Rightscon (online), June 9, 2022.

Infrastructural blues: Studying-while-caring for open environmental data stewardship,” RAI2022, Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society (online conference), June 8, 2022.

Ambiguity in Natural Language Processing,” Canadian Anthropological Association / American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, November 11, 2019.

Is Another Infrastructure Possible? The case of Open Hardware at CERN,” Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting (4S), New Orleans, September 5, 2019.

“Designing Open Science Hardware: From Community Spaces to Open Laboratories?” Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting (4S), Boston, September 2, 2017.

“Openness as a Problem, Object, and Project,” An Open Digital South: Risks and Rewards, University of California Davis, May 24, 2017.

“What Does ‘Open Ethnographic Data’ Mean for Anthropological Research?” Society forCultural Anthropology (SCA) Biennial Meeting, Ithaca, NY, May 13.

“Hackerspaces: Alterglobalization of Computing Expertise?” (original title in Portuguese) Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropologia (ALA), IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Antropologia, Mexico City, October 8, 2014.

Designing a Feminist Programming Language: Project and Parody” Society for Social Studies of Science Annual meeting (4S), Buenos Aires, August 22, 2014.

“Hacking and/as Bricolage,” Society for Social Studies of Science Annual meeting (4S), San Diego, CA, October 10.

“New Expert Eyes Over Fukushima: Open Source Responses to the Nuclear Crisis in Japan,” NSF Research Workshop on Fukushima, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley, May 12-14, 2013.

Co-authored with Diane Gu, Jarita Holbrook and Sharon Traweek: “Partial Perspectives in Astronomy: Gender, Ethnicity, Nationality and Meshworks in Building Digital Images of the Universe,” Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation Conference, University of Oxford, March 25, 2011.

Panels and workshops organized (selected)

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Co-Organized with Samuel Lengen: “Algorithmic Futures: Computing as a Site and Object of Technopolitical Interventions,” Canadian Anthropological Society / American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 22, 2018.

Main organizer: “HACKarnaval: cultures pratiques, détournements technologique,” Muséedes Arts et Métiers, Paris, France, May 17, 2017.

Chair: “Fabricating Utopics: Hacking Imaginaries,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., November 30, 2015.

Co-Organized with Shaozeng Zhang: “Anthropological Trajectories: Encounters Across Transnational Production, Circulation, and Difference,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 18, 2014.

Co-Organized with Sharon Traweek: “Anthropology and STS: dis/encounters and potential South-North exchanges,” Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting (4S), Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20, 2013.

Co-Organized with Carlos Denner: “Free Software Research Workshop” (original title in Portuguese) 13th International Free Software Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 6, 2012.

Co-Organized with Alexandra Lippmann: “Piracy, Property and Possession: Cultural Production and Circulation as Border-crossings,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 14, 2012.