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  1. Midstream Modulation of Technology: Governance From Within.Carl Mitcham, Roop L. Mahajan & Erik Fisher - 2006 - Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 26 (6):485-496.
    Public “upstream engagement” and other approaches to the social control of technology are currently receiving international attention in policy discourses around emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. To the extent that such approaches hold implications for research and development activities, the distinct participation of scientists and engineers is required. The capacity of technoscientists to broaden the influences on R&D activities, however, implies that they conduct R&D differently. This article discusses the possibility for more reflexive participation by scientists and engineers in the (...)
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  2. Ethnographic Invention: Probing the Capacity of Laboratory Decisions. [REVIEW]Erik Fisher - 2007 - NanoEthics 1 (2):155-165.
    In an attempt to shape the development of nanotechnologies, ethics policy programs promote engagement in the hope of broadening the scope of considerations that scientists and engineers take into account. While enhancing the reflexivity of scientists theoretically implies changes in technoscientific practice, few empirical studies demonstrate such effects. To investigate the real-time effects on engineering research practices, a laboratory engagement study was undertaken to specify the interplay of technical and social considerations during the normal course of research. The study employed (...)
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    Editorial Overview: Public Science and Technology Scholars: Engaging Whom?Erik Fisher - 2011 - Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (4):607-620.
    Science policy mandates across the industrialized world insinuate more active roles for publics, their earlier participation in policy decisions, and expanded notions of science and technology governance. In response to these policies, engaged scholars in science studies have sought to design and conduct exercises aimed at better attuning science to its public contexts. As demand increases for innovative and potentially democratic forms of public engagement with science and technology, so also do the prospects for insights from science studies to contribute (...)
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    Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences.Erik Fisher - 2005 - Environmental Ethics 27 (1):97-100.
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    Prolegomenon to a Future Humanities Policy.Robert Frodeman, Adam Briggle, Erik Fisher & Shep Ryen - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (5):30.
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    Prolegomenon to a Future Humanities Policy.Robert Frodeman, Adam Briggle, Erik Fisher & Shep Ryen - 2004 - Philosophy Today 48 (Supplement):30-37.
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    Entering the Social Experiment: A Case for the Informed Consent of Graduate Engineering Students.Michael Lightner & Erik Fisher - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (3):283-300.
    Taking up the notion of engineering as social experimentation, this paper argues that engineering research laboratory directors have a responsibility to inform graduate engineering students who participate in their research projects of the potential broader social dimensions of those projects. Informing engineers-in-the-making of the broader social dimensions of the research they are learning to conduct would help ensure their future capacity to act as ethically responsible social experimenters. The paper also argues that graduate engineers have a right to be informed (...)
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    Evan Selinger;, Robert P. Crease . The Philosophy of Expertise. Vi + 421 Pp., Figs., Index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. $49.50. [REVIEW]Erik Fisher - 2008 - Isis 99 (1):232-233.
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    Entering the Social Experiment: A Case for the Informed Consent of Graduate Engineering Students.Erik Fisher & Michael Lightner - 2009 - Social Epistemology 23 (3):283-300.
    Taking up the notion of engineering as social experimentation, this paper argues that engineering research laboratory directors have a responsibility to inform graduate engineering students who participate in their research projects of the potential broader social dimensions of those projects. Informing engineers-in-the-making of the broader social dimensions of the research they are learning to conduct would help ensure their future capacity to act as ethically responsible social experimenters. The paper also argues that graduate engineers have a right to be informed (...)
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    From Affect to Action: Choices in Attending to Disconcertment in Interdisciplinary Collaborations.Alexandra Hausstein, Erik Fisher & Mareike Smolka - 2021 - Science, Technology, and Human Values 46 (5):1076-1103.
    Reports from integrative researchers who have followed calls for sociotechnical integration emphasize that the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration to inflect the social shaping of technoscience is often constrained by their liminal position. Integrative researchers tend to be positioned as either adversarial outsiders or co-opted insiders. In an attempt to navigate these dynamics, we show that attending to affective disturbances can open up possibilities for productive engagements across disciplinary divides. Drawing on the work of Helen Verran, we analyze “disconcertment” in three (...)
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