Thursday, September 22, 2016

Summer Institute for Advanced Conversation Analysis June 26–30, 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Summer Institute for Advanced Conversation Analysis
June 26–30, 2017
University of Colorado, Boulder (United States)

Organizers/Facilitators:
Paul Drew, Loughborough University Barbara A. Fox, University of Colorado, Boulder
John Heritage, University of California, Los Angeles Chase Raymond, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jeffrey D. Robinson, Portland State University Marja-Leena Sorjonen, University of Helsinki

Description:
This 5-day institute is designed to hone the conversation-analytic skills of scholars who have already received formal training in CA fundamentals. This includes relatively advanced students who have taken CA courses, as well as faculty who have published CA work. The Institute will involve the six facilitators listed above and a small group of 36 participants, which will promote deep and individualized interaction. All training will be organized around audio- and video-taped mundane (i.e., non-institutional), English-language data, which will be provided by the facilitators.

Each day of the Institute will include the following:
(1) a plenary talk by one of the facilitators;
(2) a small-group data session (~12 persons) that will involve two facilitators who will change daily such that all participants will ultimately have access to all facilitators. The focus of these sessions will include various issues related to the fundamentals of turn-taking, sequence organization, repair, and so on;
(3) a project session in which small groups of participants (~6 persons) will, over the course of the week, form and refine a collection of cases toward the identification of a practice. Again, facilitators will rotate daily such that all participants will ultimately have access to all facilitators; and
(4) after-hours homework assignments to be completed for the next day by small sub-groups of participants.
Rather than formal lecturing, the emphasis of the Institute is hands-on, practical data work. Although the Institute involves training, we refer to ‘facilitators’ – as opposed to ‘teachers’ or ‘instructors’ – because the aim is to learn from and with each other toward the goal of strengthening CA as a discipline.

Registration:
The cost of the Institute is $300 US dollars for (post)graduate students, and $500 US dollars for salaried researchers/faculty. This cost includes five days of training, training materials, and light refreshments (e.g., water, coffee, cookies) during the training. Participants are responsible for securing their own airfare/transportation, lodging, and main meals (e.g., breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Because the Institute is limited to 36 participants who are already experienced with CA, attendance will be based on an application process. Applicants should email Chase Raymond (Chase.Raymond@colorado.edu) and include the name of their Ph.D. advisor and/or mentors, a list and brief description of CA courses/workshops they have taken, and a PDF-copy of their curriculum vitae. Facilitators will begin reviewing applications on October 28th, 2016, and early submission of your materials is recommended. Applicants will be notified of acceptance as soon as possible, hopefully within several weeks.
Any questions should be directed to Chase Raymond at the email address listed above.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Congratulations Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch has been recognised by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) as winner of the 2016 John Desmond Bernal Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science!
For more details on the prize and Mike's substantial body of work in 4S go to

http://www.4sonline.org/prizes/bernal

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter

The August 2016 edition of the EMCA ASA Newsletter is now available.

Accessibility and childcare at ASA 16

Dear All

At the links here you can find the accessibility guide to the ASA meeting location at the Washington State Convention and Trade Centre

And here you can find the downtown seattle accessibility map and transit guide

Below is a list of the children's activities in the area.

See you all soon

ASA EMCA Committee

Children's activities in Seattle



Bill City Bill State Bill Zip Web Site
5th Avenue Theatre 1326 Fifth Ave, Ste 735 Seattle WA 98101 http://5thavenue.org
ACME Bowling Billiards and Events 100 Andover Park W Tukwila WA 98188 http://acmebowl.com
Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village Excursion 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201 Seattle WA 98101 http://argosycruises.com
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St Seattle WA 98195 http://burkemuseum.org
Chihuly Garden and Glass 305 Harrison St Seattle WA 98109 http://chihulygardenandglass.com
Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos 5700 Pacific Hwy E Fife WA 98424 http://emeraldqueen.com
EMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave N Seattle WA 98109 http://EMPmuseum.org
Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Ave Seattle WA 98104 http://fryemuseum.org
Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour 8415 Paine Field Blvd Mukilteo WA 98275 http://futureofflight.org
GameWorks 1511 Seventh Ave Seattle WA 98101 http://gameworks.com
Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Ln NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110 http://kidimu.org
Lucky Strike Lanes 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 250 Bellevue WA 98004 http://bowlluckystrike.com
Museum of Glass 1801 Dock St Tacoma WA 98402 http://museumofglass.org
Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave N Seattle WA 98109 http://mohai.org
Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 NW 67th St Seattle WA 98117 http://nordicmuseum.org
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park 11610 Trek Dr E Eatonville WA 98328 http://nwtrek.org
Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave N Seattle WA 98109 http://pacificsciencecenter.org
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium 5400 N Pearl St Ruston WA 98407 http://pdza.org
Savor Seattle Food Tours 1501 Western Ave, Ste 301 Seattle WA 98101 http://savorseattletours.com
Seattle Aquarium 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59 Seattle WA 98101 http://seattleaquarium.org
Seattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect Seattle WA 98122 http://seattleartmuseum.org
Seattle Center 305 Harrison St Seattle WA 98109 http://seattlecenter.com
Seattle Center Monorail 370 Thomas St, Ste 200 Seattle WA 98109 http://seattlemonorail.com
Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St Seattle WA 98109 http://thechildrensmuseum.org
Seattle Children's Theatre 201 Thomas St Seattle WA 98109 http://sct.org
Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery 2227 Fifth Ave Seattle WA 98121 http://seattleglassblowing.com
Seattle Great Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle WA 98101 http://seattlegreatwheel.com
Seattle Mariners Baseball Club 1250 First Ave S Seattle WA 98134 http://www.mariners.com
Seattle Pinball Museum 508 Maynard Ave S Seattle WA 98104 http://seattlepinballmuseum.com
Segway in Seattle 2705 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98116 http://wcent.com/segways
SkyMania Trampolines 11801 NE 116th St, Ste B Kirkland WA 98034 http://skymaniatrampolines.com
Space Needle 223 Taylor Ave North  Seattle WA 98109 http://spaceneedle.com
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center 818 Stewart Street Seattle WA 98101 http://visitorcenter.gatesfoundation.org
The Bloedel Reserve 7571 NE Dolphin Dr Bainbridge Island WA 98110 http://bloedelreserve.org
The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St Seattle WA 98109 http://cwb.org
The Living Computer Museum 2245 First Ave S Seattle WA 98134 http://livingcomputermuseum.org
The Museum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S Seattle WA 98108 http://museumofflight.org
Underground Tour, Bill Speidel's 614 First Avenue Seattle WA 98104 http://undergroundtour.com
Wild Waves Theme Park 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S Federal Way WA 98003 http://wildwaves.com
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience 719 S King St Seattle WA 98104 http://wingluke.org
Woodland Park Zoo 5500 Phinney Ave N Seattle WA 98103 http://zoo.org

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Pre ASA symposium on theory

10th Junior Theorists Symposium 
August 19, 2016
Seattle University
Wyckoff Auditorium (Engineering 200)
In order to facilitate lunch orders and planning, the organizers request that folks please RSVP by sending an email to juniortheorists@gmail.com with the subject line “JTS RSVP.” JTS is a donation-based event, and we kindly suggest donations of $20 per faculty member and $10 per graduate student, which can be made at the event, or in advance of the event through PayPal to the juniortheorists@gmail.com email account.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to write to the organisers, Anna Skarpelis (aks402@nyu.edu) or Clayton Childress (cchildress@utsc.utoronto.ca) 


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ASA Distinguished paper award 16

Dear all

We wish to congratulate Catelijne Coopmans and Graham Button on the award of the ASA EMCA distinguished paper award for

Coopmans, Catelijne & Button, Graham (2014) “Eyeballing Expertise”, Social Studies of Science, 44(5): 758-785.



This paper offers an ethnomethodological study of the job of classifying eyes, in view of detecting ‘diabetic retinopathy’, at the Singapore Advanced Imaging Laboratory for Ocular Research. The study does not only develop a highly perceptive analysis of diagnostic work at this medical facility, but it does also offer an exemplary demonstration of ‘ethnomethodological respecification’ in and for the field of science and technology studies (STS). It does so by offering an empirical reappraisal of H. Collins’ recent ‘theory of expertise’. Instead of classifying different kinds of possible expertise urbi et orbi (as Collins, in collaboration with R. Evans, does), the paper homes in on how a distinctive set of procedural skills (or ‘technical expertise’) is actually drawn upon in situ. This empirical reappraisal of Collins’ theory – to our knowledge, the first of its kind – is of analytic import for the social study of ‘tacit knowledge’ in EM, STS and beyond. It notably demonstrates the heuristic interest of the shift from a broad theory of ‘ubiquitous expertises’ (sic) and their classification (‘what is expertise?’, ‘who can possess it?’, ‘how should it be classified?’, etc.) to a subtle description of enacted expertise as an ethnomethodological phenomenon, including classification as a constitutive part of a distinctively technical, yet plainly observable practice (‘expert eye grading, in action and interaction’). Thereby, the paper dissolves some of the ‘puzzles’ of Collins’ (and Evans’) ‘normative theory of expertise’, puzzles that appear as technical artifacts of their ‘philosophically oriented social science’ (Collins, Evans 2007:7). In marrying descriptive analysis and conceptual critique, Coopmans’ and Button's respecification offers an insightful articulation of different strands of ethnomethodological inquiry, which may thus also have paradigmatic implications for related fields, including not only STS but also systems and interface design, if not the social sciences at large.