City as a laboratory

Laboratory studies (Latour & Woolgar 1979; Woolgar, 1982) is one of the main action areas in STS and as Doing (2008) indicates “(it) represents the foundation of STS.” “The accent (of this discipline) is on the in situ observation of scientific activity” (Woolgar, 1982). Knoor-Cetina (1995) points her glance on the relationship between the laboratory… Continue reading City as a laboratory

Rethinking journalism from an ethnographic glance. Part II: nosing around

The encounter between me doing journalism and New York City was the reason why I decided to become an ethnographer. But my story does not have anything new, well, perhaps just the location. One of the principal researchers of the well famous Chicago School, Robert E. Park, was also driving in that direction many decades… Continue reading Rethinking journalism from an ethnographic glance. Part II: nosing around