The Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology (ARST) celebrated 20 years in 2012. The ARST Oral History Project was conceived to document the institutional history of the organization and the larger intellectual history of the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine.
This interview, with Celeste Condit, Professor from the University of Georgia, features discussion of:
*reproductive rights issues, WHO, and the superflu
*weathering the smallness issue
*the early struggles of feminist perspectives in the rhetoric of science
*the importance of having a scientific background to enter the field of rhetoric of science
*dealing with scientists' power and public disinterest in science
*the hope that robotification will produce a "digital Athens"
*making interdisciplinary collaborations sing (or at least hum)
*the virtues of diachronic analysis of scientific rhetorics
*how the toolbox of rhetoric produces a unique sensibility
*why developing public expertise requires sensit