Who wins and who loses as Wall Street transforms from sweaty bodies on the stock exchange floor to quants and physicists designing swift, sleek stealth modes of moving financial data at a distance? What new opacities and inequalities accompany the rise of new financial technologies—such as Bitcoins, roboadvisers, and laser-linked data centers — the new coin and conduits of financial realms? The Science and Justice Research Center in collaboration with the Center for Analytical Finance will host a discussion with industry, academic and NGO leaders on these critical questions about who benefits and who loses in the high tech worlds of today’s financial markets. Continue Reading The Quants of Wall Street: Risk and the Ethics of New Financial Technologies
The Science and Justice Research Center will host an Informational Meeting on our internationally recognized interdisciplinary Graduate Training and Certificate Program. Continue Reading Graduate Training Program Informational Meeting
The Science & Justice Research Center will host a reading group and conversation with Lesley Green with the theme of the post-colonial challenge to environmentalism. Continue Reading Reading Group and Conversation with Lesley Green
We draw upon our research with small farmers in Uganda and Colombia to discuss the way emergent ideas about “soil health” may serve to build collaborations between soil scientists, agricultural extensionists, and farmers in the global South. We also explore how a concern for soils pushes us beyond human-centric frameworks, and towards understanding the shared ecological nature of justice, ethics, well-being, and food production. Continue Reading Soil Health and its Maladies: Field Notes with Farmers in the Global South
Communicating Science to the Public: How does the experience of long-term nuclear waste disposal prepare us to think about climate engineering?
A conversation between Jane Long (California Council on Science and Technology’s California’s Energy Future committee) and Joseph Masco (University of Chicago, Anthropology). Continue Reading Communicating Science to the Public: How does the experience of long-term nuclear waste disposal prepare us to think about climate engineering?
January 18, 2017, is a day to Teach, Organize, Resist. Poised between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the presidential inauguration, J18 is an opportunity to affirm the role of critical thinking and academic knowledge in challenging Trumpism. Continue Reading Jan 18 | TEACH! ORGANIZE! RESIST!
Please join us in congratulating the graduate fellows on their achievements in completing the Science & Justice Training Program. This certificate provides recognition to current graduate students who have developed collaborative research methods for exploring the meeting of questions of science and knowledge with questions of ethics and justice. Continue Reading Science & Justice Training Program Certificate Reception
The story of the Bermuda Principles and their codification of genome scientists’ commitment to save the human genome from private enclosure is the dominant story of the Human Genome Project. Twenty years after the first historic Bermuda meeting, this seminar will gather together at UC Santa Cruz key players in the creation of an ‘open’ approach… Continue Reading The Genomic Open: Then and Now
Fearturing Geoffrey Bowker, Professor of Informatics, UC Irvine and Jacob Metcalf, Researcher, Data & Society Research Institute Continue Reading Big Data: The Promises and Problematics of Prediction
How do conceptions of time inform our perceptions of anthropogenic climate change and influence the political and societal will to respond? A round-table discussion with Adina Paytan (UCSC Research Professor of Marine Sciences), Zoey Kroll, (Internet Communications Coordinator, SF Dep’t of the Environment) and Elida Erickson (UCSC Sustainability Programs Manager). Continue Reading It’s About Time: How Perceptions of Time Influence Environmental Action