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Morgan Ames wins Best Information Science Book award for 2020
Sep 21, 2020

The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child written by Morgan Ames, CSTMS interim associate director of research, and published by MIT Press is t Read More

Director Mazzotti on European Society for the History of Science Panel
Sep 16, 2020

Director Massimo Mazzotti recently participated in a virtual panel for the 9th European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) Conference. The theme of the 2020 meeting is “Vi Read More

Jameson Karns Co-Authored Book Series
Jul 2, 2020

CSTMS affiliate, Jameson Karns, has received publication for a four volume book series titled The Evolution of U.S. Military Policy from the Constitution to the Present  which Read More

Faculty Affiliate Elena Conis Interviewed on C-SPAN
Jun 30, 2020

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate and Journalism Professor, Elena Conis, recently took part in an hour-long interview on the history of epidemics on C-SPAN, with their president/CEO Susan S 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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