Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Conference: “The Maintainers”

"The Maintainers: A Conference" will take place at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, on April 7-9, 2016. The program has now been posted. According to the organizers,
All speakers share an interest in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. Presentations will cover a wide variety of technologies and practices, including software, spaceflight, trolleys, meteorology, digital archives, and the politics of funding for infrastructure. 
     The conference keynote speaker will be Ruth Schwartz Cowan, professor emerita in the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
    Registration is required and can be accomplished on-line at the conference website. Questions may be directed to Lee Vinsel.