Rayvon Fouché - Gamechanger, The Techno Scientific Revolution in Sports

Organizer Health & Sports Technology Initiative
Time 2021-04-12 19:0020:30
Location zoom, Online
Rayvon Fouché April 12th

Health & Sports Technology Initiative has invited Rayvon Fouché, American researcher and author to the book Gamechanger, the Techno Scientific revolution in Sports


19:00-19:30 Panel discussion about equality and sustainability from a Swedish  perspective led by moderator Stina Lundgren Högbom, 

Katrine Marçal - Swedish writer and journalist, with the new book 
Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

Sofia B Karlsson - Swedish Sports Confederation. Expert in gender, equality and inclusion in sports

Anders Holmqvist – RISE. Senior  project leader and manager for external networking for SVI - Sports, Leisure and health

19:30-20:30 Lecture with Rayvon Fouché - Gamechanger, The Techno Scientific  Revolution in Sports

Description of Game Changer

We like to think of sports as elemental: strong bodies trained to overcome height, weight, distance; the thrill of earned victory or the agony of defeat in a contest decided on a level playing field. But in Game Changer, Rayvon Fouché argues that sports have been radically shaped by an explosion of scientific and technological advances in materials, training, nutrition, and medicine dedicated to making athletes stronger and faster. Technoscience, as Fouché dubs it, increasingly gives the edge (however slight) to the athlete with the latest gear, the most advanced training equipment, or the performance-enhancing drugs that are hardest to detect.

In this revealing book, Fouché examines a variety of sports paraphernalia and enhancements, from fast suits, athletic shoes, and racing bicycles to basketballs and prosthetic limbs. He also takes a hard look at gender verification testing, direct drug testing, and the athlete biological passport in an attempt to understand the evolving place of technoscience across sport.

Rayvon Fouché is Director and Professor of American Studies at Purdue University. His work explores the multiple intersections between cultural representation, racial identification, and technological design