Reflections, commentary and analysis from Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.
What is Student Pugwash and how does it relate to science and technology policy? Student Pugwash USA president Sharlissa Moore explains in this post for As We Now Think.
During the “Light Switch” training activity, staff collaboratively draw out the systems and people that are required in order for a light to turn on and off at the flick of a switch. This facilitated discussion helps participants reflect on the ways that technologies are embedded in bigger systems.
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.
The “Speed Bump” training video discusses how the Three Big Ideas interact with a simple technology like the speed bump. 1. Values shape technologies 2. Technologies affect social relationships 3. Technologies work because they’re part of systems.
This essay, by an ASU undergraduate, explores the human dimensions of socio-technical systems, and their contradictions, as seen through a single life. The writer, LaTasha Ball, grew up and was educated on the Navajo reservaton in northern Arizona. She is beginning an immersive field project on the intersection of water, power and the Navajo.
In “Cell Phone Rules,” the third of seven part video series on nano and society, Dr. Jameson Wetmore and Dr. Ira Bennett discuss how technologies such as a smart phone influence our lives negatively and positively and how we can balance this.
The “Tomato Picker,” the second in a series of videos from CSPO’s Jamey Wetmore and Ira Bennett, is an example of how our values shape what technologies are developed and adopted by society using the example of the mechanized tomato picker from the 1960s.
CSPO faculty members Jameson Wetmore and Ira Bennett were part of a group that worked this past summer produce videos for science museum staff members across the country on how to engage the public on issues relating to nanotechnology. This is the first video of seven.