This introduction to the Association for the Rhetoric of Science & Technology’s (ARST) twentieth anniversary special issue of Poroi reflects on the inventional resources for scholarship concerning the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine (RSTM). After previewing the essays in the special issue, it outlines four questions facing RSTM scholars. These questions concern how to discern the purposes of our scholarship, how to reach the multiple audiences for our work, how to use multiple methods while retaining our rhetorical core, and how to orient our work theoretically. The essay concludes by briefly discussing how these questions present both challenges and opportunities for future RSTM inquiry and engagement.
rhetoric of science and technology, rhetoric of medicine, Association for the Rhetoric of Science & Technology (ARST), invention
© Lisa Keranen 2013
Recommended CitationKeranen, Lisa. "Conspectus: Inventing Futures for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine." Poroi 9, Iss. 1 (2013): Article 1.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1167