Conferences, Open to the Public
7–9 Apr 2016
Bissinger Room, EAS Rm 222 & Babbio Atrium

The Maintainers Conference

A three-day conference featuring over 40 presentations on the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.

Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting a conference titled "The Maintainers" from April 7-9, 2016. The conference will feature over 40 presentations from scholars in a variety of fields, including academic historians and social scientists, as well as artists, activists and engineers.  All share an interest in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.

Registration is free for members of the Stevens community.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, April 7
3-4:30 p.m. - Opening Panel: What is Maintenance & Why Does it Matter?
Location: Bissinger Room
- Scott Knowles, Drexel University
- Zachary Pirtle, NASA
- Lara Houston, Cornell University
- Daniel Kreiss, University of North Carolina

4:30-6 p.m. - Keynote Address: “Maintaining Gender with Technology”
Location: Bissinger Room
- Ruth Schwartz Cowan, University of Pennsylvania

6:15-7 p.m. - Opening Reception
Location: Babbio Atrium

Please register at www.themaintainers.org for panel discussions on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, April 8
Location: Bissinger Room
8:45-10 a.m. -  Legacies of the Nineteenth Century
10:30-11:45 a.m. - Theory, Method, Practice
12-1:15 p.m. - Clones, Communists, Culture
2:15-3:30 p.m. - People and Networks
4-5:15 p.m. - Archives and Memory

Saturday, April 9
Location: Edwin A. Stevens Building, Room 222
8:45-10 a.m. - Maintenance in Motion
10:30-11:45 a.m. - Maintaining Digital Infrastructures
12-1:15 p.m. - Maintenance in Democracies
2:15-3:30 p.m. - Humanity and Bureaucracy
4-5:15 p.m. - The Enduring Industrial Age

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