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2017 - The 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Words: 147 words || 
1. Sweitzer-Lamme, Jon. "Making Rare Materials Hands-On: 3D Printing As Possibility For Rare Materials" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The 13th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, May 17, 2017 <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Poster
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This paper presents a use of new technologies to enable broader and more direct understanding of the processes used to create illustrations in books. Using 3D scanning technology, I scanned two wood blocks carved during the 1560s. Now extremely rare, these illustrations are considered to be some of the best illustrations of plants of their times.

Printing from these blocks is fraught with preservation and other risks, and they are only appreciated aesthetically. However, they were and remain fundamentally objects of craft, and are designed to be used. The full artistry in these items comes with the print created from them, rather than the wood blocks alone.

I created an open-access digital model of these 3-dimensional items, and then print copies on 3D printers. The project hopes to enable students to print from these blocks in order to connect viscerally and physically with the materials, rather than simply visually.

2011 - 96th Annual Convention Words: 96 words || 
2. Wilkinson, Michelle Joan. "Material Gains: Bridging Art and History in the 'Material Girls' Exhibition”" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 96th Annual Convention, TBA, Richmond, VA, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Invited Paper
Abstract: Through a discussion of the exhibition "Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists," this presentation introduces the idea of using materiality and material culture as a way to bridge conversations between art and history. The featured artists transform functional art traditions like quilt-making and basket-weaving to create contemporary art works that appear abstract and non-representational. Yet, the unlikely materials these artists use (such as tires, combs, bricks) are rich in ritual functions, cultural references, and family memories. This presentation suggests how history museums may approach exhibiting contemporary art, by focusing on the life of materials artists engage.

2016 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Pages: unavailable || Words: unavailable || 
3. Stoltz, Dustin. and Taylor, Marshall. "Affording Contention with Objects: Cognition, Materiality, and the Purposeful Enunciation of Material Culture" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, Aug 17, 2016 Online <PDF>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In this article, we highlight the materiality of money as a conduit to understanding how actors purposefully enunciate particular affordances of material objects. Rather than explore how materiality constrains meaning-making processes, the foremost contribution of our argument is a preliminary theorization of how actors are able to put such constraints to use in specific object-settings, and the limitations of such attempts at purposeful enunciation. We elaborate this theory of purposeful enunciation by integrating recent work on materiality and cognition to conceptualize material affordances of perceptibility and legibility as dual-process models of attention and sense-making. We then couple the framework with novel empirical data of people paying with large amounts of small cash and coins as a form of protest. We first put forth an interpretative exploration of ideal-typical cases, leading to propositions that we then test with computational linguistic and standard quantitative methods. Using public reception as a measure of the outcome of attempts at purposeful enunciation, we find that public reception is more likely to be positive when money typically demands deliberate attention in the ideal-typical object-setting. However, the effect of money’s legibility in the object-setting depends on the level of perceptibility – where high legibility is more likely to generate positive public reception when money already requires deliberate attention. We conclude by considering the implications of materiality, and specifically our concept of purposeful enunciation, for broader projects within cultural sociology, economic sociology, and political sociology.

2014 - RSA Annual Meeting Words: 141 words || 
4. Easterling, Heather. "Books and Not-Books: Implications of the Material Life and of Removed Materiality of the 1604 Royal Entry Texts" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the RSA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Hilton New York, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: This paper explores the materiality of a text and its fragmentation when this materiality disappears. The text in question is the royal entry of King James I. The event was ephemeral, but it was immediately rendered into three different printed books, each vying for authorship of the event. Working with these texts, I am compelled by questions of how the entry’s existence in competing books shaped — even constituted — its meaning, in its time and today; this will be a central focus of the paper. But our interpretation of these texts is mediated, today, by their availability digitally, which distances us from their original, quite distinct, material forms. Thus a secondary inquiry of the paper involves this fragmenting impact of digital technology on our perception and interpretation of the entry and its texts, and on their relationship to each other.

2017 - 4S Annual Meeting Words: 211 words || 
5. Ryghaug, Marianne. "Materialized energy citizenship and the sustainability transition: material interventions and their consequences" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston MA, <Not Available>. 2020-02-27 <>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Abstract: If cities are to be made more sustainable this endeavor will have to include and be supported by the public, both discursively and in practice. One way to engage citizens in urban sustainability transitions is by way of creating materialized energy citizenship: engagement that is produced with and by material objects in every day life, such as electric cars, smart meters and PV panels. In this paper we analyze the way the ongoing introduction of such material objects, provide critical articulations and disruptions of routine. We highlight the way these emerging technologies can be seen as material interventions co-constructing temporalities of new and sustainable practices and energy dialogues. We argue that artefacts, like the electric car, the smart meter and PV panels may become objects of participation and engagement, constituting new foundations for building materialized energy citizenship in the urban landscape. We also discuss some consequences of having an object centered and materially focused perspective on engagement and participation. Does it entail that materialized energy citizenship only can include those that have the ability to acquire and engage with emergent technologies while excluding others from taking part in sustainability transitions or may this be seen as a strategy of engagement and inclusion that may go beyond such a pessimistic interpretation?

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