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New Art+Science in Residence Program
Jun 10, 2017

The Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS), in partnership with the Arts Research Center (ARC),  is initiating an artist-in-residence program that will foc Read More

A New Understanding of the World Through Grassroots Data Science Education at UC Berkeley
Apr 6, 2017

Berkeley’s Data Science Education Program aims to make data science an integral feature of a liberal education and a core interdisciplinary capacity available to all Berkeley u Read More

PMH Research Fellow receives Fulbright Award
Mar 24, 2017

Stuart Kandell, Ph.D, Research Fellow in the Program for Medical Humanities, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. He will travel to Japan and then to Germany to conduct res Read More

Gano panelist at AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting
Feb 24, 2017

Last week Gretchen Gano, CSTMS Associate Director of Research, joined colleagues in the Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology (ECAST) Network on a panel called Read More


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Algorithms in Culture

A foundational concept in computer science, algorithms – loosely defined as a set of rules to direct the behavior of machines or humans – have shaped infrastructures, practices, and daily lives around the world. The CSTMS research cluster on Algorithms in Culture explores the implications of their development and deployment in politics, media, science, organizations, culture, and the construction of the self.

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Partnership with the Forum On Climate Engineering Assessment

CSTMS has formed a new partnership with Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, an initiative of the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC. Together we will assess the social, ethical, political, and legal implications of emerging technologies that fall under the broad rubric of climate engineering (sometimes referred to as “climate geoengineering”).

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Advancing Science for Policy Through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation

The University of California Berkeley’s Center to Advance Science in Policy and Regulation (CASPR) together with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS) and co-sponsors the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research hosted a Workshop on Advancing Science for Policy through Interdisciplinary Research in Regulation (ASPIRR). This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program. The workshop gathered leading experts from multiple disciplines and research areas to examine innovative approaches to incorporating science into the policy making and regulatory processes for emerging technologies.

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Arts + Science in Residence

The Art+Science in Residence program will host artists by invitation drawn to collaboration, interested in interdisciplinary art, science and technological dialogue, and open to developing new working methods and research techniques. While the Center allows room for variance, residencies typically unfold over two years and include both an exploratory and project-development phase. The program allows for artists to embed within the unique culture of the Center and UC Berkeley and its environs. The program affords access to a dynamic and diverse community of scholars, visitors, staff, and provides opportunities for cross-pollination with a broad public.

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