Past Events

April 26 | Seeing Like a Valley

Wednesday April 26, 2017 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, room 599   Seeing like a Valley seeks to bring together scholars, policy makers, artists and practitioners to understand the place of the Valley in shaping not just new technologies, but moral visions.  It will explore how these visions help and hinder abilities to see and respond to… Continue Reading April 26 | Seeing Like a Valley

May 10 | CRISPR Cas9 and Justice

Wednesday May 10, 2017 Biomed 200, 12Noon-1:00PM Sponsored by the CRISPR User Group, SJRC Director Jenny Reardon (Professor of Sociology) will present a talk, to divert our gaze from the spectacular—we will cut out deadly genes; we will fundamentally alter the human species—to focus on the more mundane, but more profound changes of which CRISPR technologies are… Continue Reading May 10 | CRISPR Cas9 and Justice

May 18-19 | Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

Wednesday May 18-19, 2017 All Day Digital Arts Research Center, DARC 108 A multi-disciplinary gathering to explore our relationships with the environment and social justice, engage in human/non-human collaboration, critique ideologies and debate new sexualities. Let’s examine where our “bodies” end and “nature” begins. What happens when we posit the Earth as our lover? Schedule to include keynotes… Continue Reading May 18-19 | Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

Feb 17/18 | Democratizing the Green City: Sustainability and the Affordable Housing Crisis

  This two day conference examines a paradox: urban sustainability initiatives that are so vital in countering climate change can, through their improvements, contribute to driving up rents and driving out residents, and in the process, exacerbate sprawl, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change itself. Our speakers examine this growing link between environmental improvement and… Continue Reading Feb 17/18 | Democratizing the Green City: Sustainability and the Affordable Housing Crisis

Jan 25 | Against Purity

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, Room 599 Science and Justice Visiting Scholar and UCSC alum Alexis Shotwell, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, will be in conversation with Jess Neasbitt (History of Consciousness, UCSC) about politics, movements and ethics in her new book Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. Against Purity proposes a powerful new… Continue Reading Jan 25 | Against Purity