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1 Light Structure in the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE) Presented by: Lindsay Poirier Science and Technology Studies Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute With thanks to co-authors Dominic DiFranzo and Kristine Gloria

2 Ethnography and leveraging “explanatory pluralism”

3 Tensions of Structure Computer Scientist ViewEthnographer View Structure needed for: ▫Putting data somewhere ▫Data discoverability ▫Data integration Over-structuration can: ▫Lock into a single mode of theorizing ▫Organize contradictions and competing epistemologies out of the content

4 Example: Disaster Science and Technology Studies Network Artifact Example Artifact: Bhopal on the Mississippi? A document, image, audio file, video, or link with critical commentary All artifacts are classified the same ▫No hierarchies Anyone can tag the artifact ▫Tag list meant to be long and are permitted to contradict


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