Designing The Technological Future

DESIGNING THE TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURE:
THE LANDSCAPE OF SCIENCE IN POSTWAR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Huntington Library (Overseers' Room)
Friday, March 11, 2011
Co-sponsored by the Huntington-USC Institute on California
and the West and the USC Research Cluster in Science, Technology and Society

8:30 am: Coffee and Pastry

9:00 – 9:15: Welcome and Introductions
Bill Deverell, Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
Andrew Lakoff, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and Communication, USC
Peter Westwick, Director, Aerospace History Project, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
Curtis Fletcher, Ph.D. Candidate, History, USC

9:15 – 10:00: Overture
Bill Leslie, Professor of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins
"Learning from the Motor City."

10:00 – 11:00: Innovation Clusters
Steve Casper, Henry E. Riggs Professor of Management, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
Sharon Traweek, Associate Professor of History, UCLA
Reynal Guillen, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA

11:00 - 12:30: Technology and the Built Environment
Wade Graham, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
DJ Waldie, Author, Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir and Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles
Mihir Pandya, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, University of Chicago
James Skee, Ph.D. Candidate, History, UC Berkeley

12:30 - 1:30
Lunch

1:30 - 3:00: Science and the Imagined Future
MG Lord, Author, Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science
Matt Hersch, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Aerospace History Project, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West
Patrick McCray, Professor of History, UCSB
Jason Weems, Assistant Professor, Art History, UC Riverside

3:00 - 3:15
Coffee Break

3:15 - 4:45: Sources, Pedagogy and Outreach
Trudi Sandmeier, Director of Education, Los Angeles Conservancy
Soraya de Chadaravian, Professor of History, UCLA
Dan Lewis, Dibner Senior Curator for the History of Science and Technology, Huntington Library

4:45 – 5:00: Next Steps