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

enLIGHTeNING Lunch with Cynthia Selin

Details To be announced. 

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: Coor 5536, Tempe Campus

Light refreshments will be served.

Occasional Talk with Anthony Levenda

Date: March 13, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: Coor 5536, Tempe Campus

Smart Grids in the City: Transitions, Experimentation, and Governance

enLIGHTeNING Lunch with Sasha Barab

The Future of Unlocking Human Potential
Using platform innovations to “level up” in the real world
Through Sasha Barab’s work, you’ll reconsider the role of digital games and innovation for helping people thrive in life. His presentation uses an “invite, enable, and release” metaphor that makes it easy for anyone to:

ASU Day at the Capitol

This event is a long-time tradition that supports our alumni and community advocates network, the Sun Devil Advocates.