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In Memoriam, John L. Heilbron, 1934-2023
Nov 16, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we share the death of John L. Heilbron, Professor Emeritus of History of Science and former Vice Chancellor of the University of California, Read More

Undergraduate Minor in STS Deadline Approaching
Nov 2, 2023

Applications for the STS Undergraduate Minor are now open. The deadline to apply is November 17th, 2023! As our students enter into a world of accelerating change, it has become ev Read More

Apply to the STS PhD Designated Emphasis
Oct 24, 2023

Application deadline approaching: November 1st The DE in STS is a program of training in the social studies of science, technology, and medicine for Berkeley PhD students from any Read More

AI’s Past, Present, and Future: Interview with Cathryn Carson
Sep 25, 2023

CSTMS Faculty Affiliate Cathryn Carson recently interviewed with Berkeley News, delving into the intricate dynamics of artificial intelligence (AI). Drawing on her expertise in 20t 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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