As We Now Think

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

Dubai: Technology or Freedom

Despite having limited rights, citizens of Dubai have not protested their government. In this post for “As We Now Think,” CSPO associate professor Jamey Wetmore shares his view on the reason why.

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October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Just Say, “I Don’t Know.”

In his first post for “As We Now Think,” CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz discusses the l’Aquila Seven and what the media is not covering.

October 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Plight of Orphaned Chimpanzees

In this post, CSPO professor of practice G. Pascal Zachary recalls his interaction with Jimmy, an orphaned chimpanzee in west Africa.

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Renewable Nuclear Redux

Can renewable energies suffer the same fate as nuclear? In this post for As We Now Think, CSPO research associate Chad Monfreda compares the public image of nuclear and renewable energy and warns about the need for public support in order to have renewable energy succeed.

October 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Geeks and Nerds: a tale of two silos

This talk by Keith Hjelmstad (Professor of Computational Mechanics in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU) was part of a panel hosted by the Center for Science and the Imagination.

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Big Data = Big Government

In this post for As We Now Think, CSPO associate director Clark Miller discusses the problems of big data and how government uses data to influence our lives.

October 15, 2012 · 10 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

On Chris Stevens and North Africa

CSPO lecturer Mary Jane Parmentier was one year removed from the late Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens during her time in the Peace Corps. In this post, she reflects on North Africa and Ambassador Stevens.

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Legacy of Steve Jobs: remix revisited

The recent release of the iPhone5 and the anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs has HSD student Kimberly Elms reflecting on the legacy of Jobs and his influence on innovation and technology policy.

October 8, 2012 · Leave a comment