Welcome to the interactive schedule for the fall 2016 CoLED Conference.
Visit the conference website for conference details, or the interactive map for venue locations.
Ethnography and Design: Mutual Provocations is made possible through funding from the UC Office of the President, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and participating units across University of California campuses.
Find us on Twitter! #CoLEDConf
Back To Schedule
Friday, October 28 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Keyword Roundtable: Materiality ←→ Improvising ←→ Idealism

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Keyword Panelists
  • Kim De Wolff → Materiality
  • Joe Dumit → Improvising
  • Christo Sims → Idealism
Valerie Black


Valerie Black

Ph.D. Student in Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Valerie Black is a sociocultural anthropology doctoral student at UC Berkeley working on the intersection of technologically-mediated futurism and mental health monitoring and care provision in the US and Japan. She received an MA in Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.

avatar for Joe Dumit

Joe Dumit

Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
I study how science and medicine change and how the lives of Americans, including consumers, patients, doctors and scientists also change as the nature of facts and evidence change. My first book, Picturing Personhood: Brains Scans and Biomedical America (Princeton University Press... Read More →
avatar for Christo Sims

Christo Sims

Assistant Professor of Communication, University of California, San Diego
My research focuses on relations between changing media technologies and the processes by which entrenched social divisions are remade, reconfigured, or overcome in practice. Lately, I have been examining the widespread assumption that the successes of “creative technologists... Read More →
avatar for Kim De Wolff

Kim De Wolff

Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for the Humanities, University of California, Merced
De Wolff received her Ph.D. in Communication and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and oceanic environmental problems with cultures of consumption and waste. During her fellowship, De Wolff... Read More →

Friday October 28, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
iHouse Great Hall