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Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 (Relevance panel types ...
#bshs14 (Relevance panel types might want to consider that: how far can we safely bend away from actors' categories to encourage funders?)

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 6, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 @AileenFyfe raises ...
#bshs14 @AileenFyfe raises elephant-in-the-room q about categorical validity of investigating "citizen science" phenom in the first place...

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 6, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Upshot: need to pay ...
#bshs14 Upshot: need to pay attention to 'misbehaving' citizen scientists. They can still be useful.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 6, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 And of course, warns ...
#bshs14 And of course, warns @SalsyFrampton, "citizen science" itself is not an actors' term, but the concept gives some purchase.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 6, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Next, @SalsyFrampton ...
#bshs14 Next, @SalsyFrampton on identifying a "citizen medicine". Key diff: 'amateur' partic viewed much more -vely cf botany, geol etc.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 6, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Elcoat: well known ...
#bshs14 Elcoat: well known that many C18 schools sought to teach on mixed mathematics, exptal philosophy, etc. Publishers quick to respond.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 6, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Elcoat: general course ...
#bshs14 Elcoat: general course schoolbooks legitimated introduction of sci knowledge for their socially diverse audiences.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 6, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Radcliff draws analogy ...
#bshs14 Radcliff draws analogy betw the technology-push and demand-pull explns in hist of computing. Collections-push?

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 5, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Rothschild's key ...
#bshs14 Rothschild's key recommendn: scientists can't decide what is good for the nation. In R&D they are contractors doing a job of work.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 5, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 This stuff is not ...
#bshs14 This stuff is not trivial. Nixon addresses need for "human, personal safeguards" re abusive computers in 1974 State of Union addr.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Staubermann: a q which ...
#bshs14 Staubermann: a q which these community/public approaches are needed to address: "What's the legacy of these #histtech developments?"

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 1920s "Will science ...
#bshs14 1920s "Will science destroy mankind?" trope. Strong stuff: depiction of Pallas Athene holding up a poison gas shell etc.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Bud: why the name ...
#bshs14 Bud: why the name "Imperial College of Science and Technology"? Not a general vision -- awkward merger of instns w v diff approaches

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Bud: John Langrish ...
#bshs14 Bud: John Langrish rejects term "applied science" b/c it never practically existed. (To next gen historians, that's why it matters!)

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Clarke: modernist ...
#bshs14 Clarke: modernist rhetoric whereby fundamental research is the *only* way colonial labs can participate. Marginalising local issues?

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Clarke: "fundamental ...
#bshs14 Clarke: "fundamental research" v useful to British colonial administrators trying to shore up credibility post-1940.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Godin: cites Jack A ...
#bshs14 Godin: cites Jack A Morton on the systems character of later-C20 tech innovation. By no means simple business of "applying science"

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob
Twitter / JamesBSumner: #bshs14 Godin: our current ...
#bshs14 Godin: our current *technological* innovation mindset is post-Second World War.

— James Sumner (@JamesBSumner) July 4, 2014
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july 2014 by jakeob

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