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Introducing a New STS Blog: First 100 Days- Narratives of Normalization and Disruption

February 23rd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Introducing a New STS Blog: First 100 Days- Narratives of Normalization and Disruption

Introducing a New STS Blog: First 100 Days- Narratives of Normalization and Disruption

The Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog – First 100 Days: Narratives of Normalization and Disruption. First 100 Days is an ongoing writing campaign, featuring posts from the broad STS community. Posts analyze and challenge the narratives of both normalization and disruption that are… Read more

Welcome four new DE in STS PhD Students

February 15th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Welcome four new DE in STS PhD Students

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CSTMS welcomes four new PhD Designated Emphasis (DE) in Science and Technology Studies (STS) students to the Center this spring: Renata Barreto-Montenegro (Law), Gil Breger (Near Eastern Studies), Shakira Esmail Hudani (City and Regional Planning), and Anooj Kansara (Rhetoric). The DE in STS is a program of training in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine for Berkeley… Read more

Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

February 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

Science and Technology Studies Article Competition 2017

Deadline for Submission: May 12, 2017 The inaugural Science and Technology Studies Article Award will be awarded in fall 2017 by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society for an outstanding piece of scholarship by a UC Berkeley or UCSF graduate student in the field of Science and Technology Studies. The prize consists of… Read more

Interview of Aiwa Ong on Her New Book “Fungible Life: Experiment in an Asian City”

February 7th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Interview of Aiwa Ong on Her New Book “Fungible Life: Experiment in an Asian City”

Interview of Aiwa Ong on Her New Book “Fungible Life: Experiment in an Asian City”

Aiwa Ong, Professor, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology|Sociocultural Anthropology, was recently interviewed by Rorotoko regarding her new book Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life. Fungible Life looks at the entanglement of the life sciences, capitalism, politics, and ethics from the perspective of Biopolis, a new biomedical hub in Singapore. The book asks: What would… Read more

Affiliate News

February 7th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Affiliate News

Affiliate News

Levi Checketts – Levi recently helped organized a “Religion and Science Intensive” course at the Jesuit School of Theology focusing on the significance of scientific developments in neuroscience, extended evolutionary synthesis, non-human psychology and transhumanism for theological understandings of the human person. The intensive invited six speakers whose work lies in this field to speak… Read more

Burrell and Ames Win Paper Prize

February 1st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Burrell and Ames Win Paper Prize

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Professor Jenna Burrell (School of Information) and CSTMS Postdoctoral Researcher, Morgan Ames, won “Best of CSCW 2017” for the Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Conference with their paper “‘Connected Learning’ and the Equity Agenda: A Microsociology of Minecraft Play.”

Innovative Genomics Institute Launches & Requests Research Proposals

January 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Innovative Genomics Institute Launches & Requests Research Proposals

Innovative Genomics Institute Launches & Requests Research Proposals

UC Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute has greatly expanded its research program to include exciting projects in biomedicine, agriculture, microbiology, and society. The IGI was created in 2014 as a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco. Combining the fundamental research expertise and the biomedical talent at UCB and UCSF, the… Read more

Director Mazzotti on Algorithims in LA Review of Books

January 26th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Director Mazzotti on Algorithims in LA Review of Books

Director Mazzotti on Algorithims in LA Review of Books

“Algorithmic Life” by Massimo Mazzotti “ALGORITHM” IS A WORD whose time has come. Algorithms are changing the worlds we inhabit — and they’re changing us. They pop up in op-eds on weighty topics like the future of labor in an increasingly automated world. Writing about how new trading algorithms are taking over Wall Street, a… Read more

BFI: 2017 Fuller Challenge

January 26th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on BFI: 2017 Fuller Challenge

BFI: 2017 Fuller Challenge

The Buckmister Fuller Institue (BFI) has issued the Call for Proposals for the 2017 Fuller Challenge. BFI invites innovators who are addressing the many crises facing humanity and the fundamental systems that support life on Earth to enter to win the 2017 Fuller Challenge Prize. Entering the Challenge with a high quality application that meets the criteria ensures that… Read more

Summer Course – Genomics: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy

January 26th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Latest news | Comments Off on Summer Course – Genomics: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy

Summer Course – Genomics: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy

The Univie Summer School Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC) will be held from July 3 to 14, 2017 in Vienna, Austria. The topic of the two-week course is “Genomics: Philosophy, Ethics and Policy” and the main lecturers are Robert Cook-Deegan, Paul E. Griffiths and Jenny Reardon.  The application deadline is January 31, 2017. As an international… Read more


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