January 8, 2015 |
Making Science Public Blog
A public lecture on 8 January 2015 by Richard Owen (Exeter) on "Responsible Research and Innovation: from nice words to meaningful action" attracted widespread interest from across the University of Nottingham. Following this, Sarah Hartley and Warren Pearce organised a workshop to explore different understandings within the University of what RRI means and how it should be developed. Click here to view the workshop report.
December 18, 2014 |
Fondazione Giannino Bassetti
The EST-Frame Final Conference on integrated assessment of emerging science and technologies took place in Brussels, Belgium, on December 2. Jonny Hankins recaps the conference in his article, "EST-Frame Final Conference Report." VIRI member Ellen-Marie Forsberg of Oslo and Akershus University College presented on the needs for integrated assessments and TranSTEP at the conference.
November 14, 2014 |
In his new Future Tense blog post, "The Anti-HAL: The Interstellar Robot Should Be the Future of Artificial Intelligence," Miles Brundage analyzes how the blockbuster Interstellar bucks sci-fi stereotypes through its portrayal of artificial intelligence and well-behaved robots.
In their article, "Collective Food Purchasing Networks in Italy as a Case Study of Responsible Innovation," authors J. Hankins and C. Grasseni examine alternative food networks "as a form of active citizenship that could re-orient the current debate on responsible innovation."
October 24, 2014 |
Fondazione Giannino Bassetti
Jonny Hankins has posted a review of the second issue of the Journal of Responsible Innovation at Focus, a blog of the Bassetti Foundation.
October 20, 2014 |
CNS-ASU, in collaboration with engineering researchers, industry, and government, has developed a new anticipatory approach to Life Cycle Assessments (aLCA) and applied it to photovoltaics research. The research and unique collaboration landed CNS Fellow Ben Wender and 14 co-authors top billing in the September 16 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and Technology.
September 9, 2014 |
World Scientific Publishing Company
Faculty at the ESSEC Business School have published Responsible Innovation: From Concept to Practice. They've also published three new articles, "The Importance of Responsible-Innovation and the Necessity of 'Innovation-Care'" in Philosophy of Management, "Addressing the Wicked Problem of Responsible Innovation Through Design Thinking" on the Social Science Research Network website, and "The Uncertainty of Innovation and How to Cope with It" on the European Medical Device Technology blog.
September 1, 2014 |
S.NET's latest volume, Innovation and Responsibility: Engaging with New and Emerging Technologies, includes articles related to many aspects of responsible innovation, including its historical context, success stories, shortcomings, obstacles, discourse-shaping narratives, actors & roles, and public engagement. The volume also includes a reprint of Jonny Hankins' JRI article, "Notes from the S.NET Conference."
August 26, 2014 |
CNS-ASU Director Dave Guston, along with ASU Barrett Honors College Faculty Fellow Jenny Dyck Brian and Caltech Professor Richard Murray, hosted a workshop in Tempe, AZ, on Research Agendas in the Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology.
July 28, 2014 |
Heather Douglas, the University of Waterloo Chair in Science and Society presented on Science and Citizens to the National Academy of Science for Costa Rica. A video summarizing the lecture is available at Youtube.