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POROI special issue
Oral History Project
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SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE WORK OF ALAN G. GROSS
POROI Volume 10, Number 2 proudly presents a special, guest-edited issue devoted to the work of Alan G. Gross on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of The Rhetoric of Science, his seminal work in this field.
The issue opens with an Introduction by guest editors David Beard and Sara Newman. It is followed by an ARST interview with Alan Gross conducted by the Association for Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST) and by a never before published paper by Thomas Kuhn about the very idea of rhetoric of inquiry. Kuhn’s paper is introduced and contextualized by Edward Schiappa.
Also included are thirteen papers by a variety of authors on four aspects of Gross’s work: Rhetoric of Science and Its Epistemology, Visual Rhetoric, the Rhetoric of Museum Displays, and the History of Rhetorical Theory. Contributors, some of whom give recollections of their collaboration with Alan Gross, include: William Keith, William White, Randy Harris, Nathan Crick, Nathan Johnson, Joseph Harmon, Jeanne Fahnestock, Heather Graves, Gregory Schneider-Bateman, Mariko Izumi, Arthur Walzer, Bill Morris, and Chris McCracken.
The issue ends with a complete bibliography of the works of Alan G. Gross.
Interviews from the ARST Oral History Project are available for viewing on the ARST YouTube Channel. The ARST Oral History Project features interviews with the following individuals:
David Berube John Angus Campbell
Leah Ceccarelli Celeste Condit
David Depew Jeanne Fahnestock
Alan Gross Randy Harris
Carl Herndl Lisa Keränen
John Lynch John Lyne
Carolyn Miller Lawrence Prelli
Judy Segal Greg Wilson
Thanks to Damien Pfister and his crew for all their hard work on the Oral History project and making these rich resources available to all of us.
JOIN US FOR THE ARST @ NCA: 2015 Preconference
Symposium on Agency
in Honor of Carolyn R. Miller
Wednesday, November 18, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Brasilia 3, Rio All-‐Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
“[I]f agency is an attribution, our ideological concerns have been misplaced. We should be concerned less about empowering subaltern subjects and more about enabling and encouraging attributions of agency to them by those with whom they interact—and accepting such attributions from them. We should examine the attributions we ourselves are willing to make and work to improve the attributions that (other) empowered groups are willing to make.”
–Miller, “What Can Automation Tell Us About Agency?” (RSQ, 2007, p. 153)
ARST @ RSA 2016 Preconference
This year’s theme—“Skepticism, Doubt and Change in Science, Technology and Medicine”—is meant to open space for conversations and inquiries exploring sources of doubt, skepticism, and fast-paced change from new and emerging developments in science, medicine and
technology today and historically.
Coming to the preconference? Take advantage of the RSA room block at the Atlanta Hilton. Rooms are available at a special rate of $139/night (for up to 4 occupants).
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