This talk will present an overview of current projects at ASU's Social and Digital Systems Group (SANDS). The SANDS Group is a transdisciplinary research collective within the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering. Our work supports democratic participation in science and public engagement with scientific issues. Our research enables community knowledge sharing, artistic expressions, and civic activism that emerge from amateur science work. We develop, deploy, and study low-cost systems for creative science work in contexts such as hackspaces, art studios, citizen science communities, homes, schools, or across social media platforms. This talk will present our projects in DIY biology, interactive material, and thermal aerial sensing.
Dr. Stacey Kuznetsov is an assistant professor at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering, with a joint appointment at the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE). She holds a PhD from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Earlier, she worked for a small startup company called Google. She received a BA from New York University with a double major in Philosophy and Computer Science. Her research examines low-cost tools and hands-on making for citizen science, community activism, and (DIY)biology.