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The Engines of Our Ingenuity
Transcripts of a radio program exploring technology and culture.
Center for the Study of Technology and Society
A nonprofit research and educational organization which considers the social effects of technological change.
The Edge - The Third Culture
Collected works and ideas of intellectuals whose work bridges the gap that C.P. Snow identified as existing between traditional intellectuals and the sciences. Topics include physics, evolutionary biology, philosophy, psychology, artificial life, chaos theory, neural nets, fractals, and others.
Voice of the Shuttle (VOS)
An annotated guide to online resources that respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences.
Science and Institutions
Articles by Luis Gonzalez-Mestres, including topics of science ethics and other social aspects.
Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law
Scholarly association fostering interdisciplinary exploration of issues at the intersection of law, biology, and evolutionary theory. Features conference details, notices, other organization information, and links.
Debunking the Conventional Wisdom About the Science Wars
Essays by mathematician Gabriel Stolzenberg arguing that allegations made by Alan Sokal and others of relativist and postmodernist 'science-abuse' in the humanities and social sciences are based largely on hostile misreadings and pop metaphysics.
Cienciateca.com: Scientists Popularizing Science
Collection of articles covering science, technology, and society. Includes stories on evolution, industrial chemicals, energy, and materials.
Hybrid Vigor Institute
Educational organization created to facilitate the exchange and cultivation of interest in interdisciplinary science research. Publications and details of forthcoming conferences.
Director of the Lab for the Culture of the Artificial, University of Urbino, Italy. Page includes books, research interests, music and photos.
The Canadian Science and Innovation Indicators Consortium (CSIIC)
Researches bibliometrics and other quantitative measures of scientific work for use in public and private decision making.
Forum on Physics and Society
Division of the American Physical Society for discussion of science and society issues.
Physics and Society
Quarterly newsletter; articles on nuclear proliferation, nuclear power and energy policy.
American Physical Society Statements
on ethics and values, education, human rights, and national policy, from a physics perspective.
Panel on Public Affairs of the American Physical Society
in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues.
Politics & Science
Report by the minority staff of the Government Reform Committee assessing the treatment of science and scientists by the Bush Administration.
More Light International
Articles countering anti-scientific, anti-humanist ideas; promiting a more positive view of social and scientific developments (main site is in French).
International Society for the Systems Sciences
Professional society for those interested in understanding and interacting systemically with reality. Emphasizing system-level approaches to evolution of and applications of science in society.
- Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (Japan)
Bay Area Young Scientist Forum
Dedicated to advancing the public understanding of scientific research and the public participation of young investigators outside of their research and development labs in the Silicon Valley.
AIP Physics Success Stories
Highlights the important links between federal funding for basic and applied research and development and their economic benefits to society.
Science and National Security in the Post-9/11 Environment
Issue briefs and links to useful resources on key issues related to the topic of balancing national security and scientific openness.
French museum exhibit showing how technology can modify our conception of humanity.
Houston Science CafÃ©
public debates on scientific topics that have important societal, political, and business ramifications.
Summer School at Institute of Communication, Lund University.
June 5-18, 2004 - Sciences and Humanities in a Changing world. The school is based on three two-week courses by distinguished scholars.
Science For People
Essays, reviews, and other opinion pieces presenting scientific and science policy topics without the jargon.
Preeminent Scientists Protest Bush Administration's Misuse of Science
Report from Union of Concerned Scientists, with endorsements.
The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
A scholarly association devoted to studying science, technology and society.
The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society
A quarterly journal devoted to science and technology issues and their relation to social and political affairs
The Masters of History
A book about the impact of science and engineering on society.
Collection of book reviews and essays, mostly on popular science, with an emphasis on science as a guide to truth. Also includes a discussion forum.
Irish Science Centres Association
ISCAN fosters and promotes the public understanding of science and technology in Ireland.
Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes
A non-profit think tank that works with the U.S. Congress on issues involving science policies and their effects on society. Includes issues papers and analyses on current topics.
Resources on risk assessment and risk management in medicine, environment, and society at large.
Alan Sokal on the "Social Text Affair"
Read all about the hoax in which Sokal submitted a bogus article to a humanities journal, including the article, the aftermath, and his motivation.
World Conference on Science
Final reports from the international conference, addressing many aspects of the place of science in society, including ethics, science and technology in economic development, and environmental and economic issues.
Belgian Biosafety Server
Focusing on scientific and regulatory aspects of biosafety, with regard to human activities carried out using pathogenic or genetically-modified organisms.
Website for European Union socio-economic research in the life sciences. Information and research areas, databases, and general aims, as well as discussion forum, networks, and related links.
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
Addressing such issues as environmental, health and safety implications of technology, engineering ethics and professional responsibility.
Scientific Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program
A project to examine intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing in science.
National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists
Addressing matters including scientific fraud, reliability scientific and technical information available to the federal courts, legal, ethical, and technological aspects of computer networks and genetic testing, and intellectual property issues associated with electronic publishing.
TechNet: The Technology Network of the World Bank
Designed to encourage understanding of, and promote the use of science, technology and information in development.
Introduction to the Virtual Society? Programme: the social science of electronic technologies.
World Association for Case Method Research and Case Method Application, Europe - Advancing the philosophy that complex economic and social problems, whether acute or chronic, cannot be solved by academic research bounded by the conventional constraints of strict rationality.
W3C Technology & Society Domain
Concentrating on issues that arise from applications of Web technology, and devoting significant resources to international public policy issues.
Council for the Advancement of a New Human Ethic Life Paradigm. Aims to restructure a new view of the world that values life more than matter. Includes a comparison between the new view and the traditional one. Also, has link to their interdisciplinary college.
What the Social Text Affair Does and Does Not Prove
Article by Alan Sokal.
Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
Interdisciplinary association of scholars, scientists, and policymakers concerned with problems that involve politics or public policy and one or more of the life sciences.
Technology and Culture
A scholarly journal dedicated to the historical study of technology in its relationships with society and culture.
Institute of Science in Society
Membership organization in the UK, offering news articles, mailing lists, and membership information.
Elitism vs. Checks and Balances in Communicating Scientific Information to the Public
Paper by Arthur Kantrowitz proposing a method for communicating what science knows and doesn't know when facts are needed for public policy decision.
Internet mailing list. Site includes subscription tools and archives.
Assistant professor of Philosophy at Chulalongkorn University, specialising in problems arising from the interplay between modern science and Thai culture. Biography and academic papers.