In his new book, The Software Arts (MIT Press 2019), Science & Justice Affiliate, UC Santa Cruz Professor of Film & Digital Media, Warren Sack presents an alternative history of computing that puts the arts at the center of software’s evolution. Warren Sack is a media theorist, software designer, and artist whose work has been exhibited at… Continue Reading Are the arts at the center of software’s evolution?
The Science & Justice Research Center is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for: Summer Fellowships The award was established to support summer research conducted by graduate students currently working on Center projects or are in the Science & Justice Training Program (SJTP). Graduate students in any UC Santa Cruz department may apply.… Continue Reading 2019 SJRC Graduate Student Research Fellowships
In March 2018, Harvard geneticist David Reich published a New York Times op-ed, entitled “How Genetics is Changing Our Understanding of ‘Race.’” In the piece, Reich argues that geneticists “are learning that while race may be a social construct, differences in genetic ancestry that happen to correlate to many of today’s racial constructs are real.” The… Continue Reading Developing: Debate on ‘Race’ and Genomics
Overview With the election of Barack Obama, the idea that American society had become postracial—that is, race was no longer a main factor in influencing and structuring people’s lives—took hold in public consciousness, increasingly accepted by many. The contributors to Racism Postrace examine the concept of postrace and its powerful history and allure, showing how proclamations of… Continue Reading Book Release! Racism Postrace (Duke, 2019)
The Feminist Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz presented Indigeneity & Climate Justice, a two-day conference at the Arboretum on May 30-31, 2019. In a campus news article, Barad described the difference between environmental justice and climate justice, noting that the latter also ‘considers the mix of ecological, cultural, social, political, geological, legal, and biological… Continue Reading ‘Indigeneity & Climate Justice’ conference foregrounds how to care for rather than manage the earth
Interested in the Intersections of the Carceral State, Health Care and Interactive Multimedia? SJRC will host one undergraduate student to collaborate on a center research project. The project will include guided independent and collaborative research, directed readings, and storytelling of the human condition. PROJECT Jail / Care: Amplifying Santa Cruz Community Voices on Health &… Continue Reading Call | Undergraduate Researcher for Science & Justice Jail / Care multimedia project
Interested in the Intersections of Science and Justice? Want to Develop Responsible Collaborative Research and Public Events? Science & Justice seeks a graduate student researcher who: has successfully completed the Science & Justice Training Program; is able to attend SJWG meetings typically on Wednesday’s from 4-6PM and create rapporteur reports; actively participates in building… Continue Reading 2019-2020 Call for Graduate Student Researcher
Founding director of the Science and Justice Research Center at UC Santa Cruz, Jenny Reardon, a leading voice in the field of genomics, was one of 15 participants invited to attend a workshop on personalized medicine hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The UC Santa Cruz campus article is available at: https://news.ucsc.edu/2019/05/reardon-vatican.html