Past Events

Nov 28, 2018 | Algorithms, Mobility, and Justice

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, Room 599 Are moral algorithms a reasonable solution for taking advantage of life-saving potentials of self-driving cars? In this talk, Nassim JafariNaimi (Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology)  engages the utilitarian framings that are dominant in the discourses on self-driving cars inclusive of the assumptions that are folded into… Continue Reading Nov 28, 2018 | Algorithms, Mobility, and Justice

May 30, 2018 | WiSE’s Science on Tap | The Postgenomic Condition

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | The Crepe Place: 1134 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (slideshare of presentation; begins about 10:55) SJRC Director and Sociology Professor Jenny Reardon will discuss with us her new book, The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice & Knowledge After the Genome. Reardon’s research draws into focus questions about identity, justice and democracy… Continue Reading May 30, 2018 | WiSE’s Science on Tap | The Postgenomic Condition

May 17, 2018 | Caring for Prairies: A Conversation with Wes Jackson

The ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Inaugural Gathering of Changemakers for Social and Environmental Justice Tues-Thursday, May 15-17, 2018 Refer to schedule for locations The Right Livelihood Award—widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’—was established in 1980 to honor and support courageous people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.… Continue Reading May 17, 2018 | Caring for Prairies: A Conversation with Wes Jackson

May 16, 2018 | Assembling Precision Medicine

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:30-3:30pm Engineering 2, Room 599   Join S&J Visiting Scholars Declan Kuch and Matthew Kearnes in an informal discussion on how proponents of the bio-nano sciences, centered around polymer chemistry, have promised a new generation of targeting agents that will carry drug payloads to diseased cells with greater accuracy. Alongside these promises, proponents of precision… Continue Reading May 16, 2018 | Assembling Precision Medicine

May 09, 2018 | Timescales, Memory, and Nuclear Geographies: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Julie Salverson

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 4:00-6:00 PM Louden Nelson Center, Room 1 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Writers and activists researching nuclear things face “the challenge of rendering visible occluded, sprawling webs of interconnectedness” (Nixon 2011, 13). This discussion features two writers whose work traces the sprawling webs of nuclear geographies, binding uranium mining… Continue Reading May 09, 2018 | Timescales, Memory, and Nuclear Geographies: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht and Julie Salverson

May 2, 2018 | “Sons and Daughters of Soil?” reflections on Life Sciences and Decoloniality in South Africa

Wednesday, May 02, 2018, 3:30-5:30 PM, Humanities 1, Room 210 Responding, as researchers, to Earth Mastery that includes not only violent machines, but a violation of evidence and epistemes including the scientific episteme, requires accumulating and presenting evidence for existences that do not exist — at least, not in neoliberal discourses. In trying to research and support… Continue Reading May 2, 2018 | “Sons and Daughters of Soil?” reflections on Life Sciences and Decoloniality in South Africa