As We Now Think

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

Airlines’ flight decks lack diversity

By Michael L. Zirulnik, Research Associate at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and a PhD candidate in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The real Ebola dilemma

By Heather M. Ross, HSD Student President Obama’s Ebola ethics dilemma is merely a headline — a critical case that illustrates a much broader problem with medical research and particularly … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Lessons from the ‘right to be forgotten’

Graduate student Jathan Sadowski interviews law professor on the “right to be forgotten.” There’s a truism among certain circles of analysts and commentators: Technologies usually outpace the laws meant to … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

Jathan Sadowski PhD student in the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes   In her new book, The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age, Astra … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 1 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

New Climate Pragmatism Framework Prioritizes Energy Access as Driver of Innovation and Development

“Climate change can’t be solved on the backs of the world’s poorest people,” said Daniel Sarewitz, a report coauthor and CSPO co-director. “The key to solving for both climate and poverty is helping nations build innovative energy systems that can deliver cheap, clean, and reliable power.”

April 8, 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 Sand Mandala as a symbolic representation, the everyday and the academic

Photo courtesy of Peter Lafford Emerge 2014 featured a variety of carefully constructed artistic objects, all manifestations of higher philosophical thought regarding art, science, culture and the individual. Among these … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment