Infrastructure in the Anthropocene
Humans are rapidly approaching a period of destabilization that requires new thinking and competencies for how we approach infrastructure into the future.
It’s time to rethink the relationship with the core systems that serve as the backbone for virtually every activity and service that society demands. New accelerating and interactive forces are redefining what infrastructure can and should do, and how it should function on a planet dominated by human systems. Read the first chapter of Mikhail Chester and Braden Allenby’s indispensable new book, The Rightful Place of Science: Infrastructure in the Anthropocene.
17 Visions of Our Postpandemic World
COVID-19 marks a transition between a past where we were much less prepared than we should have been, and a future that invites us to try to do better.
Science policy: For the public, by the public
An ASU team led by CSPO Associate Director Mahmud Farooque calls on the Biden administration to create a special Participatory Technology Assessment unit to support policy decisionmaking.
The team, in collaboration with the Day One Project, suggests that the outcomes of science and technology decisionmaking will improve through dialogue with informed, nonexpert citizens who are generally underrepresented in science and technology policymaking.
Not That Smart
AI should serve, not compete with, human intelligence
AI should advance human agency, rather than replace it. How can we assure that AI design and policy is human-centered?
Out of Chaos Comes Creativity and Innovation
What Nurses Know About Innovating “In the Here and Now”
The pandemic has shattered norms of medical knowledge production, revealing the key role of nurses—and trust—in innovation.