In case we run out of time during the reading group, please feel free to post discussion ideas/topics/comments/feedback via the app below!
We also encourage the submission of short-form written pieces (from essays/articles, to poetry and prose) responding to the dominant themes of the yearly readings.
Keywords such as bacteriophages, synthetic pheromones, biomonitoring data, junk DNA, n-hexane poisoning, mattering, slow science, surrogacy, epigenetic discrimination, indicators, pseudoscience, and intentional
biology may help form a starting point.
Please send pitches and finished pieces to , with the subject line 'LABTALK' throughout the semester. We'll post the articles on a regular basis (depending on submission rate).
We hope to compile all submissions into a small e-anthology as a way to celebrate the final reading group meeting in November.
Short-form opinion pieces, critical analyses, poetry and prose, auto-essays, personal reflections, reviews and cross-disciplinary experiments.
Between 500-2000 words (ideally!).
A more intimate approach is appreciated, as opposed to expert commentary.
Visual reflections also encouraged; through the use of video, sound, and image, to compose overall piece.
Relevant to Science and Technology Studies. Submission should engage with topics proximal to knowledge production, objectivity/empiricism, biopolitics, Nature with a capital N , new materialism, etc.