As We Now Think

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

The Frustrations of a Luddite Handwasher

While claiming to not be a “Luddite,” CSPO faculty member Jamey Wetmore longs for days of handles on faucets in this post for “As We Now Think.”

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December 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Who Benefits From Big Data? (Part 1)

This is the first in a series on big data and its impact on society from CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz. Check back in 2013 for his next post.

December 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Social Media and Middle Eastern Politics

In this post for “As We Now Think,” CSPO senior lecturer Mary Jane Parmentier discusses an online role-playing simulation she assigned her students. In the simulation, students from ASU, Bar Ilan University and Sapir College play a variety of figures in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

We’re becoming a bit more Amish

You would think with nearly everyone walking around with smartphone that the concept of society becoming more Amish sounds ridiculous. With that said, CSPO faculty member Jamey Wetmore says more and more of us are starting to think about the impact technology has on our relations, a concept that is very “Amish.”

December 3, 2012 · 1 Comment