How have you worked with PECE over the last few years? Provide relevant links


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Angela Okune's picture
July 8, 2019
alli.morgan's picture
July 7, 2019

I taught a course for EMTs here:

I've been using a private group on the DSTS platform for some of my burn pits dissertation material. I'm aiming to turn some of this into a public facing teaching module. 

For the 4S Sydney STS Across Borders program, I worked on this:

Lindsay Poirier's picture
July 6, 2019

My undergraduate researchers used PECE for several projects this year

CA Open Data Policies and Timelines

California Open Data Policies

California Open Data History

Terms of Service Documents and RELATED DH PLATFORMS

Terms of Service Document Comparisons (QDR, Omeka, Scalar)

The Digital Archeological Record (tDAR)

Mukurtu Essay

Scalar Essay

Qualitative Data Repository Essay

Metadata Standards in the Humanities

Metadata Management Plans and Tools

Mike Fortun's picture
July 4, 2019

Lindsay, Kim, Brandon, and Mike recently wrote this chapter for an edited volume, Anthropological Data in the Digital Age, that presents PECE in its relation to our work with the Research Data Alliance.  It also discusses "data ideologies" and what we've learned about them through our development of PECE.

Mike and Kim (with George Marcus) also wrote this chapter for the Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography (2017), that places PECE in the context of the "Writing Cultural Critique" genealogy of anthropology.

brcostelloekuehn's picture
July 3, 2019

In recent years I have worked (primarily with Lindsay Poirier) on developing our practices and articulations around metadata in PECE. This work has progressed in the context of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Empirical Humanities Working Group. Most recently, we have begun work on a tool that would walk users (intended to be researchers with diverse backgrounds in the social sciences and humanities) through a process that considers their underlying goals for data sharing and then suggests follow-up questions that help navigate choices around what standards or fields to draw from in developing a metadata management plan. See: 

Also with Lindsay Poirier, I have worked on adapting Kim Fortun's multi-scale approach to ethnography for the context of understanding different data cultures (publication submitted to the Data Science journal). 

With Brian Callahan I have developed instances of PECE ( and for classes at RPI. 

Ali Kenner's picture
July 3, 2019

When I read this question I ask myself: Do they mean PECE infrastructure including TAF, DSTS, and STS Infrastructures? Or do they just mean this PECE instance? If the latter, I have not used this instance of PECE much at all, except as a very very seldom reference point. I’m hoping to use world pece for the PECE for Pedagogy project.

But if you mean the former. I have used STS Infrastructures for the STS Across Borders project. With Eliza Nobles (now a Drexel alum), we built Animating STS @ Drexel University in 2018. I have also used DSTS for the Writing Slow Disaster workshop  which was held as part of the Society for Cultural Anthropology’s first virtual meeting. This workshop was designed with Tim Neale and facilitated at Drexel University with Scott Knowles. We used this space to post readings for workshop participants and artifacts in advance of the meeting. We were supposed to add material from the workshop after the event, and continue working with it, but we never did. Maybe that’s still possible.

I have used The Asthma Files the most out of all four platforms. I have used TAF for my research in Philadelphia, using the 6+Cities groups. I have used TAF to teach two classes, Philadelphia Civic Field School, which was a four week, 300-level special topics course taught at Drexel; and Philadelphia in a Changing Climate, which was a STS graduate lab course taught in spring 2017. I have had somewhere between 24-30 Drexel students work on the platform over the years, between these two classes and RA-ships. I have also set up four groups there that I don’t use that much 1) Knoxville, 2) Urban Climate Action and Research, 3) Housing Philadelphia, and 4) Mobile Asthma Apps. I have added artifacts to these groups over the years, but haven’t done much beyond that. I have created a number of analytics, such as the 'Data in Service' analytic and the profiling a climate policy analytic for Urban Climate Action and Research.

July 1, 2019

I have primarily been working with TAF and STSinfrastructures. TAF has been used primarily as a repository of research data that we have been generating. We have done less thus far by way of data analysis and presentation. Much of the content TAF content for India is available here: BengaluruChennai, DelhiHyderabad, and Pune.

I have also been managing STSinfrastructures since its inception. It was used to support the STS Across Borders exhibit at 4S 2018 in Sydney. We are continuing to use it to support the Innovating STS for 4S 2019 in New Orleans. Both of these comprise of digital exhibits developed on the platform to tell stories of how STS as a scholarly field was developed across various “formations” like academic departments, national and regional networks, and scholarly journals. They also take the shape of a physical exhibit, centered around posters, that constitute a gallery-style exhibit at the conferences.