ARSTM@NCA 2017 Panel Slate

ARSTM hosts a number of panels each National Communication Association convention featuring the latest research in the rhetoric of science, technology and medicine. NCA 2017 meets in Dallas, TX, November 16-18, 2017.

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Thursday, Nov. 16

9:30 – 10:45 am | Medicine, Technology, Ethics

Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

A Vaccination Exhibit is an Illocutionary Enthymeme

Genetic Testing and Discourse of Risk and Choice: Who Stands (Dis)empowered?

Psychosurveillance: The Foundation of an Application Industry

Three-Parent Babies, Nuclear (DNA) War and Multiple Personae: Identification as Argument in the Mitochondrial Donation Debate

12:30 – 1:45 pm | Science and its Publics

Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Digital Parallax: Journalism on Digital Scientific Image Manipulation

Knowledge and Deliberation in the Political Life of the Climate Change Controversy

Privacy is…: A Metaphorical Analysis of 10 years of Tech-Policy Discussion

What do we Want? Evidence-Based Claims! When do we Want it? After Peer Review!

2:00 – 3:15 pm | Outer Space and Robots

Plaza Ballroom A – Third Floor

Pinpointing Rhetoric and Technology

Knowledge and Deliberation in the Political Life of the Climate Change Controversy

From the “Robotic Look” to “Near-Natural”: Marketing Medical-Grade Bionic Prosthetic Limbs

Sonified Outer Space: “Hearing” and Composing Interstellar Rhetoric

3:30 – 4:45 pm | The Ethics of Life Itself

Plaza Ballroom B – Third Floor

Human Maruta: Witnessing, Affect, and the Ethics of Life at the Unit 731 Museum

Two Folds, Three Spaces: Ethics and the Architecture of Life and Death

Water is Life: The Symbioethics of Standing Rock

“It Smelled of Death”: Remembering Willowbrook, Medical Experimentation, and the Constraints of Public Feeling

Friday, Nov. 17

8:00 – 9:15 am | Making Oddkin in the Entangled and Worldly Work of Environmental Rhetoric

Plaza Ballroom B – Third Floor

A Blue Pocket in a Red State: Unmaking Political Assumptions to Make Progress

Catastrophe, Conquest, and the Transcultural Climate Rhetorics of una Culebra de Agua

“Are Dams Set in Stone?”: How Things Come to Matter through Media

9:30 – 10:45 am | From (A)IDS to (Z)ika: The Legacy and Relevance of Disease Rhetorics

Plaza Ballroom B – Third Floor

AIDS, Ebola, and Public Health Indifference

Polio, Zika, and the Politics of Disability

Swine Flu, Public Memory, and Xenophobia

Typhus, Zika, and Rhetorics of Disgust

3:30 – 4:45 pm | ARSTM@NCA New Book Discussion Panel

Plaza Ballroom B – Third Floor

Jensen, Robin. Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term.

Jackson, John P. Jr. and David J. Depew. Darwinism, Democracy and Race: American Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology in the
Twentieth Century.

Derkatch, Colleen. Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine.

Saturday, Nov. 18

12:30 – 1:45 pm | Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine Business Meeting

Plaza Ballroom B – Third Floor

Awards

Announcements

Elections

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2:00 – 3:15 pm | Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) Top Papers Panel

Plaza Ballroom B – Third Floor

Oklahoma’s Manufactured Scientific Controversy: Fracking, Earthquakes, and a Website

“I don’t understand how these two things go together”: Toward a vaccine risk ecology

Overactive Bladder Disorder and the Rhetoric of Medicalization

Augmented Realities: Transgender Medicine as Change, not Treatment