Miscellaneous: social media, events, press
Carl Elliott interviewed me about my dissertation research for the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s blog, Brainstorm. Read it here:
Workshop: Fifty Years Beyond Man and His Future
Arizona State University, April 5th, 2013
In 1963 the Ciba foundation published the proceedings of a conference on Man and His Future. The purpose of the conference was to predict the trajectories—biological, social, political and moral– of the human evolutionary future, and to explore the corollary possibilities for (and imperative of) managing that future through biotechnological control. An expert assessment of the potential of bioscience and technology to shape the human future, Man and His Future was at once an appraisal of the aims, aspirations and moral imaginations appropriate to such an undertaking. This workshop marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Man and His Future. Its project is to reflect upon on the ways of imagining futures—from the routines of risk governance to the politics of science policymaking, and from the formalized discourses of law and bioethics to the imaginaries that underlie public controversy— that have come to figure in governance of science and technology in the last half-century.
The students from my Global Science, Global Politics class maintain a Tumblr page with interesting links and commentaries about science and the global community:
I have a personal interest in ethics and sustainability in fashion. I post about that here: