• Uncommon Senses IV – surgery beyond the limits of the human hand™

    At Uncommon Senses IV (May 3rd – 6th, 2023), I will present research on the da Vinci Surgical System, a surgical robotic assistant in wide use today, using Intuitive Surgical’s trademarked phrase, “taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand™, as an invitation to tell a two-part story about the way engineers designed and…

  • ICA 2023 – In the arms of the surgical machine

    On May 26th, 2023, I will be presenting “In the Arms of the Surgical Machine: Touch, Practice, and Power in the Operating Room” as part of a high density panel for the Human Machine Communication Interest group. The presentation updates my prior work on touch and Intuitive’s da Vinci surgical system.

  • csca 2023 – Technology and Identity

    On Thursday, March 30th, I will be serving as a respondent on a panel presenting graduate student papers from students in the Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture program in the department of Humanities at Michigan Tech. Sponsor: Communication & Technology Interest GroupChair: Stefka Hristova, Michigan Technological UniversityRespondent: Jason Archer, Michigan Technological University “Algorithmizing Identities and Experiences…