As We Now Think

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

Nano & Society Video Clips: Part 7

All good things must come to an end. Here is the final video from CSPO faculty members Jamey Wetmore and Ira Bennett.

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nano & Society Video Clips: Part 6

During the “Decisions in Innovation Systems” training discussion, participants follow the general process for taking a new nanotechnology product from initial idea to consumer product.

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Nano & Society Video Clips: Part 5

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.

March 12, 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

Nano & Society Video Clips: Part 4

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.

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nano & Society Video Clips: Part 3

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.

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nano and Society Video Clips: Part 2

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.

February 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

Nano and Society Video Clips: Part 1

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.

February 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

Museums, Part 2: Objectivity and Denial

CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz noticed a blatant omission in the description of the Enola Gay at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

January 14, 2013 · 2 Comments