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Call for Applications: Funding Opportunities from the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Nov 26, 2019

The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine is currently accepting applications for a number of fellowships, including short-term research fellowships, disse Read More

Science Denial: Role of the Media (J226, Spring 2020)
Nov 1, 2019

Who denies science? Why? And how does the media perpetuate the trend? This course offers a critical look at the top instances of “science denial” to make news in the last two d Read More

Jameson Karns Interviewed by KALX 90.7FM
Oct 22, 2019

Jameson Karns, CSTMS affiliate and member of the STS D.E. program, was recently featured on “The Graduates”, a KALX radio show that highlights graduate student research at Cal. Read More

Morgan Ames Featured in the LA Review of Books
Oct 22, 2019

CSTMS affiliate Morgan Ames was recently published in the LA Review of Books. In her article, entitled “The Smartest People in the Room? What Silicon Valley’s Supposed Obsess 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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