News and Events
RPI grads David Banks (STS), Britney Summit-Gil (CM), and Dan Lyles (STS), along with STS faculty member Ron Eglash, were the guest editors for a special issue of the interdisciplinary journal Psychnology. The issue contains articles presented at the Technoscience as Activism conference at RPI last summer, sponsored by the NSF-funded “triple helix” program (www.3helix.rpi.edu). The special issue is freely accessible via: http://www.psychnology.org/index.php?page=psychnology-journal-volume-11-issue-1.Read More
Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor of STS and author of Where the Waters Divide, was interviewed Saturday April 20th on Latin Waves, an internationally syndicated NPR show hosted by Sylvia Richardson. Latin Waves is a weekly radio program about community that has featured such public intellectuals as Noam Chomsky, Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Silvia Federici and others who are working to create a society based on justice (racial, gender, ecological and cultural) and principles of fairness and equity.A Podcast of the interview is available here
Professor Langdon Winner interviewed on Rock Center about his role in the 1969 "The Masked Marauders" album hoax
In honor of Earth Day 2013 (April 22), RPI’s Sustainability Research Network presents Sensing Environments, a week-long festival of performances, lectures, films, exhibits, and workshops that explore and celebrate the theme of environmental sustainability, April 14–21. All events are free and open to the public.Read More
Journal "Critical Interventions" special issue on studies inspired by STS professor Ron EglashRead More
November 13, 2013 1:00 PM
How does a disaster end? Is it when the waters recede, the homes are rebuilt, when the relief funds stop? Disaster experts present one answer to this question through the conduct of expert investigations and technical post-disaster studies. For scientists and engineers working on risk the "learning" from a disaster helps bring about closure. Scott Gabriel Knowles, author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America, examines the politics of expert disaster inquiry using the cases of September 11 and 3.11, and considers the difficulties in "learning lessons" from a disaster.
November 3, 2013 4:00 PM
Arid Lands tells the story of the region around the Hanford Nuclear Reservnation in eastern Washington state, where plutonium was produced for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Arid Lands has been screened at 24 film festivals, and has won eleven awards.