As We Now Think

Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

Carbon controls and a solar surge: Are public attitudes changing the game?

By Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice, CSPO and Lightworks Debates about federal carbon control regulations and a solar-energy-induced “death spiral” for electric utilities have been heating up, but along separate … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s the End of the World as We Prefer It, and I Feel … Stupid

By Daniel Sarewitz My predictions for the next 20 years or so: Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and typhoons, earthquakes, and droughts will afflict more people than ever, at … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brazil as Bureaucratic Dystopia

Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Dan Sarewitz, Co-Director of ASU’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, hosted a free screening of director Terry Gilliam’s cult classic Brazil.

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Vilnius Declaration*

Horizon 2020 and the Vilnius Declaration urges us to bring what we know and can do to bear on societal challenges that are shared around the globe, argues CSPO affiliate and Senior Sustainability Scientist and Human Evolution and Social Change Professor Ed Hackett, in his Science, Technology and Human Values editorial.

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is Our Future Nuclear?

With Pandora’s Promise appearing this week on CNN, nuclear power advocates have ramped up their sales pitch, arguing that radiation isn’t dangerous and that nuclear can scale faster than renewables. Both claims are problematic, say CSPO professors Clark Miller and Jen Richter

November 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Coming Revolution in Global Energy Wealth

“Humanity’s challenge is …. to build an energy future in which the financial benefits of energy production are widely distributed across and within societies,” argues CSPO Associate Director Professor Clark Miller.

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Redesigning the Future of Education

“Interdisciplinarity, innovation, and collaboration might be the buzzwords of today’s academics, but we’re still a long way from figuring out how to do these things in a meaningful & substantial way,” argues CSPO PhD student Eric Kennedy.

October 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Space Exploration, Science Centers, and the Stuff of Dreams and Inspiration

In this personal essay, CSPO HSD student Brenda Trinidad shares her journey of her love of space and what she believes the next chapter is for human’s exploration in the Final Frontier.

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Man With the Personalized Gun

Finally, a Bond movie with a weapon we should actually make. David Guston (CSPO co-director) and Ed Finn (director for ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination) believe someone should make James Bond’s biometric Walther PPK/S gun.

November 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Waiting In the Silence

CSPO collaborator and associate professor at the University of Virginia Rosalyn W Berne shares the prologue and first chapter of her new science fiction book, Waiting in the Silence with As We Now Think.

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment
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