• August 29, 2013

    Last year, CNS-ASU ran a successful pilot project that took citizens on a walk through their own city. This walking tour, called the Futurescape City Tours, was designed to get citizens to focus on particular elements of the urban landscape, and how they incorporate technology and can affect issues such as sustainability.

  • May 24, 2013

    "Intellectual fusion" is one of the key design imperatives at Arizona State University. At the Communities of Integration Workshop taking place this week in Tempe, AZ, a key theme has been cross-disciplinary work and the fusion of social and natural sciences. Bringing the two together, ASU President Dr. Michael Crow delivered a welcome address to the conference attendees via video.

  • May 23, 2013

    Workshop participants at a table

    Bringing social scientists into natural science and engineering contexts is one of the central themes of CNS-ASU's research thrust on Integration (RTTA 4). At the Communities of Integration workshop, taking place this week in Tempe, AZ, Dr. Erik Fisher and the RTTA 4 team are seeking to establish a new field called ‘Socio-Technical Integration’ (STI).

  • May 2, 2013

    Jan Youtie giving a presentation
    Investment in nanotechnology research is based on the promise of a transition to active nanotechnology, nanostructures, and nanodevices. Products of all kinds have been promised, everything from self-healing materials to molecular machines. But are such advances really taking place, and if so, where are they happening, and when will they arrive?
  • April 23, 2013

    Headshot of Dietram Scheufele

    We live in an age where new technologies hit the marketplace at a rate that far outpaces society's ability to engage in meaningful political debates about their ethical, legal and political implications. Synthetic biology, nanotechnology and Big Data are only a few recent examples of emerging technologies that have broad implications for society and policy.


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