Occasional Talk with Aubra Anthony

Equity and the Algorithm: The evolving role of bias in an increasingly data-driven society

Data-dependent services are nearly ubiquitous across our global society, and data is increasingly seen as an asset class in its own right. Corporations leverage advanced data mining and modeling techniques to individually market products to customers, while international aid organizations call for a ‘data revolution’ for sustainable development.

Occasional Talk with Stacia Dreyer

Human Dimensions of Tidal Energy Technology and Development 

Tidal energy is a renewable energy source that could be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and help meet renewable energy goals set by governments. The technology needed to extract this energy is in the early stages of development and views towards this technology and energy source are not well understood.

Emerge 2017

Submitted by mhuth on March 3, 2017 - 10:31am

EMERGE, the festival of futures, is an annual transmedia art, science, and technology festival designed to engage the public in the creative exploration of possible futures. This year’s theme: Frankenstein, a 200-year old novel that still serves as a cautionary tale today, as scientists and engineers ramp up research into literally life-changing technologies. EMERGE allows visitors to revisit the past in order to reframe our sense of the present and inspire imagination of plausible futures, by looking at emerging science and technology through the lens of art.

Occasional Talk with Kirk Jalbert

Building Infrastructures for a Civic Information Science: Studies in Data for Empowerment

Unconventional oil and gas extraction is fueling a wave of resource development touted as a new era in U.S. energy independence. Meanwhile, communities experiencing energy extraction question if risks to public and environmental health outweigh potential economic benefits. In these debates, a crisis of knowledge often persists due to unavailable, incomplete, or incompatible sources of information pertaining to oil and gas industry expansions.

Occasional Talk with Quinn DuPont

Algorithmic Governance: A Study of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations for the New Information Society

In June, 2016, to much fanfare, an unusual “blockchain” platform launched and raised an unprecedented $150m USD investment from some 10,000 to 20,000 people. Within days of its launch, however, the platform the same technology underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin—was exploited and drained of almost half its value. This study describes an emerging form of algorithmic governance.

Occasional Talk with Rieko Yajima

Design Thinking Paradigms to Spur Scientific Discovery and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration

In 2015, the Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU) spoke to an

enLIGHTeNING Lunch with Clark Miller


Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: Coor 5536, Tempe Campus

Human Centric Energy Transitions