News and Events
Presentations will examine the impact of intelligent machines on the workplace and labor marketRead More
"The mechanisms to [keep local] the benefits of [urban reclamation] are not only known; they have been proved effective in the few places that have shown the political will to enact them. Land banks, truly cooperative housing development, and participatory budgeting are just a few of the tools that can help equitably distribute the gains of economic development. Such programs are not only morally just; they are most likely the only things standing in the way of a dismal history repeating itself."Read More
Professors Kim Fortun & Mike Fortun were awarded a 2-year grant from the National Science Foundation for "Environmental Health Governance in Six Cities: How Scientific Cultures, Practices and Infrastructure Shape Governance Styles."Read More
Karin Patzke has been invited by Taylor Dotson, Assistant Professor and RPI STS alum (2015), to give a presentation of preliminary findings regarding her dissertation fieldwork to New Mexico Tech on Feb 8th, jointly sponsored by the Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences (CLASS) and Earth & Environment Science.Read More
September 28, 2016 10:00 AM
Networked counterpublics and hashtag activism are increasingly complementing offline counterpublic spheres to change the terms of mainstream public debates about state violence and racial justice in America.
September 14, 2016 10:00 AM
Panel discussion featuring experts across the domains of social and emotional machines, the politics of computing, and implications for the future of work.
April 22, 2016 10:00 AM
Rensselaer’s 2016 Earth Week celebrates INTERCONNECTIONS between communities, across generations and geography, and between local and global issues: water and air pollution, climate change, policy, and law.