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Frankenstein, Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

To celebrate the forthcoming 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's story of science, creation and responsibility, David H. Guston, Ed Finn and Jason Scott Robert offer a version 'annotated for scientists, engineers, and creators of all types'. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 3 Luglio 2017 Permalink

Frankenstein, Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
Categorie Books, Publications

VIRI Annual Meeting and GET Conference, A Short Report

This year's VIRI was held in Tempe Arizona between May 15 and 16 to coincide with the Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference that immediately followed in Phoenix. Here Jonny Hankins offers a short first hand report on the proceedings and experience. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 22 Giugno 2017 Permalink

VIRI Annual Meeting and GET Conference, A Short Report

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 3, Issue 3 Reviewed

Late December 2016 saw the publication of the third and final issue of Volume 3 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. In this post our editorial staff review the issue. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 17 Marzo 2017 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3 Reviewed

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 2 Reviewed

Late last year saw the publication of the final two issues of Volume 3 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation, the first volume under the leadership of the new Editor in Chief Erik Fisher. In this the first of two review articles, Jonny Hankins describes the contents of Issue 2. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 21 Febbraio 2017 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 2 Reviewed

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 3, Issue 1 Reviewed

Earlier this summer saw the publication of the first issue of Volume 3 of the Journal of Responsible innovation. In this post we review the issue, the first to be published with its new Editor In Chief Erik Fisher. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 30 Settembre 2016 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 3, Issue 1 Reviewed

2016 INSS Meeting Report

The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) 2016 conference took place between 8 and 10 June, and was once again held at multiple sites across the USA and Europe. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 22 Giugno 2016 Permalink

2016 INSS Meeting Report

The Metis of Responsible Innovation, Prof. Philip Macnaghten

Professor Philip Macnaghten delivers his ceremonial lecture on the inauguration of his position as Professor of Technology and International Development at Wageningen University. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 6 Giugno 2016 Permalink

The Metis of Responsible Innovation, Prof. Philip Macnaghten

Fungal Futures, a Review of the Exhibition

The Fungal Futures exhibition is currently being held in Utrecht, Netherlands. In this post Foundation Foreign Correspondent Jonny Hankins reviews the event. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 29 Aprile 2016 Permalink

Fungal Futures, a Review of the Exhibition

Responsible Research and Innovation: The Problematic Quest For Right Impacts.

The Responsible Research and Innovation: The Problematic Quest For Right Impacts International Conference took place between March 11th and 12th. In this post Jonny Hankins offer some reflections on the many issues addressed and questions raised over the three day events. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 6 Aprile 2016 Permalink

cc - photo by Avital Pinnik from Flickr

Future Food Symposium in Utrecht

February 17 saw the Groentetas group of Utrecht University organize the Future Food Symposium, with long time Foundation collaborator Cristina Grasseni as opening speaker. In this short report we offer an outline of the event. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 29 Febbraio 2016 Permalink

Future Food Symposium in Utrecht
Categorie Food and Feed, Forum

Volume 2, Journal of Responsible Innovation, a review

The close of the year saw the publication of the third and final issue of Volume 2 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. In this article we review the volume. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 20 Gennaio 2016 Permalink

Volume 2, Journal of Responsible Innovation, a review

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 2, Issue 1 Reviewed

The first issue of the second volume of the Journal of Responsible Innovation is out. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 29 Giugno 2015 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Vol 2, Issue 1 Reviewed

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 3, a Review

Late last year the third issue of the first volume of the Journal of Responsible Innovation was published through Taylor and Francis. In this post we review the publication. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 5 Febbraio 2015 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 3, a Review
Read also: Journal of Responsible Innovation review Issue 1 and Issue 2

EST-Frame Final Conference Report

On December 2 the EST-Frame Final Conference took place in Brussels Belgium. The conference was entitled Assessing emerging technologies - Towards an integrated approach. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 18 Dicembre 2014 Permalink

EST-Frame Final Conference Report

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 2, a Review

Earlier this year saw the release of the second issue of the Journal of responsible Innovation. In this article Jonny Hankins reviews the edition. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 24 Ottobre 2014 Permalink

Journal of Responsible Innovation, Issue 2, a Review

Responsible Innovation: Values and Valorisation Conference

Last month Jonny Hankins attended the Responsible Innovation: Values and Valorisation conference in the Hague, Netherlands. This is his report. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 16 Giugno 2014 Permalink

Responsible Innovation: Values and Valorisation Conference

A Review of the INSS meeting

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the recent Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 11 Aprile 2014 Permalink

INSS meeting

A review of the Journal of Responsible Innovation

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the first issue of the Journal of Responsible Innovation. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 26 Marzo 2014 Permalink

A review of the Journal of Responsible Innovation

Focus on SciencesPo

In this article Jonny Hankins takes a look at some interesting courses offered by SciencesPo (Paris Institute of Political Science). - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 20 Gennaio 2014 Permalink

Focus on SciencesPo

The 2013 SAGE Conference: Place, Politics & Potential

The 2013 SAGE Conference: Place, Politics & Potential, was held on November 9th and 10th 2013 in Worcester Massachusetts, and Jonny Hankins attended on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 6 Dicembre 2013 Permalink

The 2013 SAGE Conference: Place, Politics & Potential

S.NET, a Review of the Panel Sessions

As a follow up on his previous S.NET post, Jonny Hankins reviews the contents and debates provoked during some of the panel sessions - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 28 Novembre 2013 Permalink

S NET Conference in Boston

A Report from the S.NET Conference in Boston

The 5th S.NET annual meeting took place in Boston between 27th and 29th October, and Jonny Hankins was present on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 14 Novembre 2013 Permalink

S NET Conference in Boston

Bernd Stahl, Recent Articles of Interest

In this article Jonny hankins looks at 2 recent Stahl articles about Responsible Research and Innovation. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 22 Ottobre 2013 Permalink

cc - by Ars Electronica from Flickr

Blogging Responsible Innovation

In this post Jonny Hankins takes a look at how and where Responsible Innovation is addressed through blogging. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 3 Ottobre 2013 Permalink

snapshot from the blogs on Responsible Innovation
Read also: our Focus in English and in Italian.

Developing a Framework for Responsible Innovation

Last month Jack Stilgoe, Richard Owen and Phil Macnaghten published an open access article in the Research Policy journal that is available through the Science Direct website entitled 'Developing a Framework for Responsible Innovation'. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 26 Luglio 2013 Permalink

cc - by tomthejet from Flickr

Pastor Adam Mabry in Conversation

Many of the debates surrounding the issues that we address at the Bassetti Foundation could relate in some way to a lack of absolutism. An individual must make moral and ethical decisions without a black and white idea of right and wrong (in the biblical sense). Conversations surrounding this idea led me to take up an interest in the religious teaching of ethics. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 12 Luglio 2013 Permalink

Pastor Adam Mabry in Conversation

Rethinking Responsibility at the Brookings Institute

A report from the Brookings Institute public forum on social responsibility in innovation. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 11 Giugno 2013 Permalink

cc - photo by Eric Brown from Flickr

The Karp Laboratory for Advanced Biomaterials and Stem Cell Based Therapeutics

In this article Jonny Hankins describes his visit to the Karp laboratory in Cambridge. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 12 Aprile 2013 Permalink

Porcupine Quill Demonstration
Categorie biotechnology, genetics

A Conversation with Hilary Sutcliffe of Matter

Jonny Hankins interviews Hilary Sutcliffe, the Director of the think tank Matter. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 4 Aprile 2013 Permalink

Hilary Sutcliffe

The Future of Energy at Harvard University

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the first in a lecture series entitled The future of Energy at Harvard University. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Marzo 2013 Permalink

cc - from Flickr
Categorie Energy, Lecture

A Report On Responsible Research and Innovation

As a follow up to my post regarding René Von Schomberg's Matrix for Responsible Innovation I would like to point readers towards a freely downloadable document entitled 'A Report On Responsible Research and Innovation'. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 26 Febbraio 2013 Permalink

cc - by Crashworks from Flickr

An Interview with Chris Howard, CEO of Libboo

In this interview Jonny hankins poses questions of responsibility and ethics surrounding Libboo's use and patenting requests for an innovative method of measuring how certain individuals may be able to exert influence over others. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 31 Gennaio 2013 Permalink

cc - photo by martiSunshine from Flickr
Read also: Our publications and Intellectual Property and Responsibility interview with Mario Biagioli

Nuffield Council on Bioethics Biotechnologies Report

In December of last year the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published a report entitled Emerging Biotechnologies: technology, choice and the public good. In this post Jonny Hankins reviews the report and its findings and recommendations. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 18 Gennaio 2013 Permalink

Emerging biotechnologies report

A Handbook for Responsible Innovation

It is a collection of articles written by Jonny Hankins over the last 2 years. The handbook is divided into 'macro arguments': synthetic biology and nanotechnology, bioethics and information and knowledge, with the opening chapter offering an overview of developments in thinking around responsible innovation. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 7 Dicembre 2012 Permalink

A Handbook for Responsible Innovation
Categorie Technology

Commercial Drone Management and Regulation

Drones have become much smaller and cheaper and this has lead to suggestions that their use on mass will present privacy issues for the general public. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Novembre 2012 Permalink

cc - by sam_churchill from Flickr

Battle for the Internet

Earlier this year the Guardian newspaper ran an interesting series entitled 'Battle for the Internet'. The series is available online and makes a very interesting read. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 5 Novembre 2012 Permalink

cc - work by Surian Soosay ssoosay from Flickr
Categorie Internet

How Automation is Changing the Economy, a Debate.

In this post Jonny Hankins reviews a live discussion forum entitled "The New Economy: How Automation is Changing the Game". - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Ottobre 2012 Permalink

cc - by Jonny Hankins

Smart Cities course

Harvard Graduate school of Design offers a course entitled Smart Cities: An introduction to urban Integrated Networked Solutions, and may well be one of the leading exponents of responsible innovation through design. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 13 Settembre 2012 Permalink

cc - image by xdxd_vs_xdxd from Flickr
Read also: Design-Push Innovation: Changing Accepted Meanings, an interview with Roberto Verganti
Categorie Design

Harvard's Journalist's Resource Center

At the University of Harvard staff have created a Journalist's Resource Center, in order to provide writers with access to reports that may help them in their work. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 7 Settembre 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by bupowski from Flickr
Read also: I nuovi traguardi dell'open science by Angela Simone
Categorie Site

Entrepreneurship and Technical Change, a Book Review

In this article Jonny Hankins reviews the book Entrepreneurship and Technological Change, edited by Lucio Cassia, Tommaso Minola and Stefano Paleari. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 16 Agosto 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Brookhaven National Laboratory from Flickr

Super seeing, US Military Eye Enhancement

Last week the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera published an article about US military use of Laser treatment to enhance vision. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 2 Agosto 2012 Permalink

cc - by richard winchell from Flickr
Categorie enhancement

Some Responsible Design Projects

In this post I would like to point readers towards some interesting design projects that I have come across during my online research and my travels around the US and Europe. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 26 Luglio 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Joimson from Flickr

Fukushima Report Released

In this article Jonny Hankins takes a look at The Official Report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Committee. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 13 Luglio 2012 Permalink

cc - by antjeverena from Flickr
Categorie Report

23andMe Awarded Their First Patent

Following on from my post about my attendance at the Architecture for Life conference at the Kennedy School of Government I would like to direct readers to a very interesting and informative article. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 2 Luglio 2012 Permalink

cc - image by EMSL from flickr
Categorie biotechnology

Sequencing the Genome of Unborn Babies

The New York Times recently carried a story on its front page that is rapidly spreading in which it reported that an unborn baby's DNA was sequenced. What are the implications? - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 13 Giugno 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Telstar Logistics from Flickr

Launch of the UCS Center for Science and Democracy

On Thursday May 17th 2012 Jonny Hankins attended the launch of The Union of Concerned Scientists' Center for Science and Democracy. This is his report - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Giugno 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by toastforbrekkie from Flickr

Who's Responsible?

The 2012 European Association of Social Anthropologists conference (EASA) takes place at Université Paris Nanterre in July of this year, and long time collaborator Cristina Grasseni will participate on a panel on behalf of the Bassetti Foundation, as part of an event entitled 'Who's Responsible?' - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 30 Maggio 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Shiny Things from Flickr

28 Seeds, a review of the event

This week saw the final evening of an extremely successful Boston Center for the Arts run of the multimedia event entitled "28 Seeds" - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 17 Maggio 2012 Permalink

frame from video 28 seeds

Architectures for Life with 23andMe, a Report - part 3

On the 17th of April Jonny Hankins attended a lecture given by Anne Wojcicki, CEO of direct to consumer genetics company 23andMe and a follow-on workshop. This is his report. Part 3 - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Maggio 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by micahb37 from Flickr

Architectures for Life with 23andMe, a Report - part 2

On the 17th of April Jonny Hankins attended a lecture given by Anne Wojcicki, CEO of direct to consumer genetics company 23andMe and a follow-on workshop. This is his report. Part 2 - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Maggio 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by micahb37 from Flickr

Architectures for Life with 23andMe, a Report - part 1

On the 17th of April Jonny Hankins attended a lecture given by Anne Wojcicki, CEO of direct to consumer genetics company 23andMe and a follow-on workshop. This is his report. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Maggio 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by micahb37 from Flickr

Safeguarding Venice, the Mose Project

On March 20th 2012 MIT hosted an event entitled 'The Safeguarding of Venice and its Lagoon: The Mose System' and Jonny Hankins was present as representative of the Bassetti Foundation. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 24 Aprile 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by gioberto09 from Flickr
Categorie Sustainability

A Conversation with Pallavi Phartiyal - part 2

In this post Jonny Hankins speaks to Pallavi Phartiyal of the Union of Concerned Scientists about their new Center for Science and Democracy. (Part 2) - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 12 Aprile 2012 Permalink

Pallavi Phartiyal

A Conversation with Pallavi Phartiyal - part 1

In this post Jonny Hankins speaks to Pallavi Phartiyal of the Union of Concerned Scientists about their new Center for Science and Democracy. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 12 Aprile 2012 Permalink

Pallavi Phartiyal

Nano-pollutants and a Research Strategy

As a follow up to my recent post entitled A Research Strategy For Engineered Nanotechnologies I would like to point readers towards an article published in Science News this week. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 23 Marzo 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by Engineering at Cambridge
Categorie Nanotechnology

Sustainable food provisioning, technology or trust?

Dutch Scientists recently announced that they had grown artificial meat from stem cells in an experiment that they hope could provide an alternative source of meat food production for the planet. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 5 Marzo 2012 Permalink

Photo: cc - by European Citizen from flickr
Categorie Biotechnology, Food

The Age of Big Data

Last week the New York Times carried an article entitled The Age of Big Data that addresses the technological advances that allow the manipulation and analysis of some of the enormous amounts of data generated through Internet use. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 23 Febbraio 2012 Permalink

cc - by Idaho National Laboratory from Flickr
Categorie Governance, Internet

Intellectual Property and Responsibility (part 3)

Professor Biagioli was kind enough to dedicate some of his time to the Foundation in the form of a conversation with Jonny Hankins. Topics covered were varied, but the major theme running through the discussion is responsibility in the patenting process. (Part 3) - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 21 Febbraio 2012 Permalink

interview part 3

Intellectual Property and Responsibility (part 2)

Professor Biagioli was kind enough to dedicate some of his time to the Foundation in the form of a conversation with Jonny Hankins. Topics covered were varied, but the major theme running through the discussion is responsibility in the patenting process. (Part 2) - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 21 Febbraio 2012 Permalink

interview part 2

Intellectual Property and Responsibility

Professor Biagioli was kind enough to dedicate some of his time to the Foundation in the form of a conversation with Jonny Hankins. Topics covered were varied, but the major theme running through the discussion is responsibility in the patenting process. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 21 Febbraio 2012 Permalink

Mario Biagioli

Jonny Hankins

biography - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 20 Febbraio 2012 Permalink

Jonny Hankins
Categorie Biography

Design and Everyday Objects at London's Science Museum

Followers of the website will be aware of the Bassetti Foundation's Design Project, and in this post I would like to take a look at an interesting exhibition currently on display at the London Science Museum. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 1 Febbraio 2012 Permalink

cc - photo by The Rusty Projector from Flickr
Categorie Design, Eventi

Mapping Controversies, an interview with Vincent Antonin Lepinay

Mapping Controversies in Science and Technology for Politics is the title of an EU sponsored project. Jonny Hankins interviewed Vincent Antonin Lepinay, lecturer on the course. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 30 Gennaio 2012 Permalink

Vincent Antonin Lepinay

Planet of the Apes

If you find yourself at a loss for a Christmas present for a like-minded adult, might I suggest that you consider the new Planet of the Apes film, released last week on DVD and Blue Ray? It raises a lot of important ethical issues. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 22 Dicembre 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by gruntzooki from Flickr
Categorie Biotechnology, Video

Is Citizen Science Coming of Age?

In this post Jonny Hankins takes a look at a scientific breakthrough made by players of the online game 'Fold.it', and casts a glance at other citizen science projects. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 10 Novembre 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by gedankenstuecke from Flickr
Categorie Biotechnology, Site

Face recognition

In an as yet unpublished but widely reported article entitled 'Privacy In The Age Of Augmented Reality', Alessandro Acquisiti, Ralph Gross and Fred Stuzman 'investigate the feasibility of combining publicly available Web 2.0 data with off-the-shelf face recognition software for the purpose of large-scale, automated individual re-identification'. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 19 Ottobre 2011 Permalink

photo by kscottz from Flickr
Categorie Privacy

Government Investment and Cuts in Biodefense Research

In this article Jonny Hankins reviews recent journal articles that address US government spending on biotechnology, and in particular biodefense, and takes a look at a local Boston case. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 30 Settembre 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by AgriLife Today from Flickr

Science: September's special edition on synthetic biology

In this posting we look at the US journal Science and its recent special edition on synthetic biology. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 20 Settembre 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by Z33 art centre of Hasselt - from Flickr

Scientists wanted for government positions

In August the New York Times published an interesting article entitled "Group calls For Scientists to Engage The Body Politic"... - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 16 Settembre 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video from Flickr

From Here To Infinity, A Book Review

"From here to Infinity" by Martin Rees addresses many of the themes that we find on the Bassetti Foundation website, and although the word 'responsibility' is not used, the book could be seen as a call to arms regarding ethics, public involvement in science and the environment. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 8 Agosto 2011 Permalink

From Here To Infinity
Categorie Libri

Prosthetic by choice?

Following on from the arguments raised during the discussion with athlete Marta Milani, this article looks at some of the issues posed by advances in prosthetic technology, and the issue of a patient's choice to amputate a hand in order to have a prosthetic hand fitted. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 25 Luglio 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by Dancing Lemur - from Flickr
Read also: Robotics. A new science by Fiorella Operto

A discussion with Marta Milani about sport

In view of the news that South African athlete Oscar Pistorius (often referred to as blade runner due to his prosthetic limbs) has run the qualifying time for the 2012 Olympics in London, Jonny Hankins speaks to Italian National 400 metre runner Marta Milani about the human body, technology in sports and their effects upon performance. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 20 Luglio 2011 Permalink

Marta Milani
Categorie Interviews

The problem of cold nuclear fusion

On 14th January of this year an article appeared in La Republica (a well respected Italian broadsheet) in which 2 scientists report that cold nuclear fusion has been achieved and demonstrated. The article explains that for the first time the process has been achieved using nickel and hydrogen, opening the doors to abundant clean energy. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 31 Maggio 2011 Permalink

cc - by beepbeep_car from flickr
Categorie Energia, Video

Home genetic testing and the law

As a lead up to the presentation entitled that will be delivered by Margaret Curnutte here at the Bassetti Foundation in Milan on 16th May I would like to take a brief look at the way in which the legal community and governmental regulatory organizations view the problem of home genetic testing. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 13 Maggio 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by Markus Kison from Flickr

Reports of a Fukushima cover up abound

Two stories have recently appeared on the Internet that raise some extremely serious questions about the integrity of the nuclear industry and the behaviour of some of its mangers and technicians. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 30 Marzo 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by Daveeza from Flickr
Categorie Report

The price of life of a premature baby

On Wednesday 9th March the BBC will air a documentary entitled 23 Week babies : The price of life in which director Adam Wishart addresses the problem of the cost involved in saving premature babies. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 7 Marzo 2011 Permalink

image from 'The Price of Life'
Read also: Sustainable Medicine: Two Models of Health Care by Daniel Callahan, and Drugs for People, not for Profit by Jonny Hankins.
Categorie Biotechnology, Video

A threat to internet democracy?

Last week George Monbiot's blog hosted by the Guardian UK featured an interesting follow on article about the problem of astroturfing. Astroturfing is the action of taking fake identities to post comments on blogs in favour of or against political arguments and issues. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 4 Marzo 2011 Permalink

cc - photo by Tofom from Flickr
Categorie Publications, Site

Teaching responsibility in innovation

In this posting Jonny Hankins takes a look at the work of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 17 Febbraio 2011 Permalink

photo by Nick Saltmarsh from Flickr
Read also: Slow food, fast genes by Cristina Grasseni and The "moral imperative" of biotech food by Jeff Ubois
Categorie Courses

Africa up for grabs

Last year Friends Of The Earth published a report entitled Africa up for grabs, the scale and impact of land grabbing for agrofuels. The report was part Funded by the European Commission within the feeding and fueling Europe project, and... - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 30 Gennaio 2011 Permalink

Africa up for grabs
Categorie Report

Electric car sharing schemes on the rise

This week The Guardian UK carried the news that the city of Paris is to introduce an electric car sharing scheme. In this posting Jonny Hankins takes a look at the proposal and other schemes of this type. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 21 Dicembre 2010 Permalink

cc - photo by Carlo Felice - Flickr

The Global Green Awards For Creativity In Sustainability

On 2nd December 2010 the 5th Global Green Awards For Creativity in Sustainability will take place in London. This year the awards include two new categories, one entitled 'Best Green New Product innovation' and the second 'Best Green Educational Project'. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 29 Novembre 2010 Permalink

logo Green Awards
Categorie Awards, Eventi

Solar energy farms

Under a law passed in 2003 solar farms are defined as "urgent and unstoppable works for the public good" and so local and regional governments cannot restrict them. Any farmer can place any number of panels on his or her land and the authorities are unable to stop them. Where is the problem? - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 2 Novembre 2010 Permalink

cc - photo by joanna8555 from Flickr

Bad Science and Ben Goldacre

In this posting Jonny Hankins looks at the work of Ben Goldacre, UK doctor, blogger and columnist for The Guardian UK newspaper and draws some parallels with previous postings. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 17 Settembre 2010 Permalink

Bad Science - Ben Goldacre
Categorie Books

Bad ideas? A history of scientific discovery

In this posting Jonny Hankins reviews Robert Winston's latest book entitled 'Bad Ideas? An arresting history of our inventions'. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 26 Luglio 2010 Permalink

Robert Winston - Bad Ideas? An arresting history of our inventions
Categorie Books

Dan Ariely and Behavioral Economics

The phrase 'responsibility is down to politics and not ethics' has more than once been heard during discussions here at the Foundation. If this holds true then it might be interesting to take a look at Dan Ariely's work on behavioral economics. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 3 Giugno 2010 Permalink

cc - Dan Ariely by BootstrapAustin.org
Categorie Libri

Google and Facebook back in the news

Last Friday Google were forced to admit that they had been collecting information that had been sent over unsecured wireless networks during its photographing of areas for its street view service. Jonny hankins takes a look at what the papers say on the matter. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 24 Maggio 2010 Permalink

cc - photo by Jon Delorey from Flickr

Volcanic ash disruption and Facebook

As I am sure everyone is aware the volcanic cloud problem has recently caused a few travel problems for a few million people, but can the internet be of any help in a crisis of this type? Jonny Hankins addresses the problem. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 9 Maggio 2010 Permalink

cc - photo by BrotherMagneto from Flickr
See also: The problem with social networking by Jonny Hankins
Categorie Partecipazione, Site

Internet, the new superpower?

This weekend saw the conclusion of the BBC World News series entitled Superpower. The series takes a look at the Internet and its effect upon peoples' lives. The BBC website hosts a section dedicated to the series, featuring interviews and video clips with an impressive lineup of experts within the field. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 26 Marzo 2010 Permalink

photo by atomicshark from Flickr
Categorie Eventi

The problem with social networking

Recently the web has hosted several articles implicating various social network sites in some serious social problems. In this article Jonny Hankins takes a look at some press articles and blogs that cast a glance at the use and abuse of social networking sites. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 15 Marzo 2010 Permalink

photo by davidking from Flickr

Drones and other robots of war

Recently the press has been full of articles addressing the legality or illegality of the military use of unmanned drone aircraft in the war against terror. Their use as well as the use of other human controlled robot weaponry presents a series of ethical, moral, technical and legal problems, often more down to the way they are deployed than the actual machines themselves. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 4 Marzo 2010 Permalink

photo by Illetirres from Flickr
See also: Roboethics blog

Go Ask Your Father about DNA

In this posting Jonny Hankins reviews Lennard J. Davis's book entitled "Go Ask Your Father: One Man's Obsession with Finding His Origins Through DNA Testing". The ethical, philosophical and psychological aspects of a DNA test told in first person. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 5 Febbraio 2010 Permalink

Go Ask Your Father
Categorie Libri

Green Travel Using Compressed Air

This month a lecturer and students at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology unveiled a prototype of a motorbike powered solely by compressed air. Interpreting sustainability as responsibility we take a look at progress made in emission free travel. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 1 Febbraio 2010 Permalink

photo by Zeusandhera from Flickr
Leggi anche: Design-Push Innovation: Changing Accepted Meanings an interview with Roberto Verganti
Categorie Presentazioni

That was the year that was - Cosa è stato nell'anno che è stato

Il 2009 è stato un anno molto impegnativo per la Fondazione. Il seguente articolo mira a dare al lettore una panoramica del lavoro della Fondazione con particolare attenzione alla sua partecipazione a conferenze, seminari, pubblicazioni, e all'educazione e alla promozione del dibattito durante tutto l'anno. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 19 Gennaio 2010 Permalink

FGB
Leggi anche: FGB Newsletter
Categorie Questo sito

Una breve recensione: Conversations On Innovation, Power And Responsibility

L'inizio di quest'anno ha visto la messa on line di una nuova pubblicazione della Fondazione Bassetti intitolata Conversations On Innovation, Power And Responsibility e scritta da Jeff Ubois con la prefazione di Piero Bassetti. E' disponibile in edizione cartacea, in pdf scaricabile, leggibile direttamente on-line tramite Issuu e in ogni caso protetta da licenza Creative Commons. Vedi anche la clip video. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 11 Gennaio 2010 Permalink

Recensione - Conversations on Innovation, Power and Responsibility
Vedi anche: il blog di Jeff Ubois e le altre pubblicazioni FGB

Home DNA Testing for all the Family

On 17th November 2009 home DNA testing kits went on over the counter sale for the first time in high street chemists in the UK. These kits allow the DNA testing of a child's paternity and involve the taking of saliva from both the child and the 'alleged father's' mouth (their terminology) and its analysis. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 3 Dicembre 2009 Permalink

photo by occam from Flickr
Categorie Biotechnology

An Ethics For Emerging Technologies

In this article Jonny Hankins reviews a recent report entitled Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology; a review of the debates, published by the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 24 Ottobre 2009 Permalink

photo by Alexander van Dijk from Flickr

Assisted suicide..... Painless?

On 23rd September 2009 the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK published the 'Interim Policy for Prosecutors in Respect of Cases of Assisted Suicide'. The DPP's aim is to solicit public participation in policy making through a questionnaire attached to the report. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 28 Settembre 2009 Permalink

photo by binaryCoco from Flickr

A Little Ethical Light Reading for the holidays

In this article Jonny Hankins proposes a little light reading for the holiday period, taking a look at some of the remarkable works of Richard G Epstein. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 21 Agosto 2009 Permalink

from photo by gabpe in Flickr
Categorie Etica, Recensioni

Will Machines Outsmart Humans?

In this posting Jonny Hankins looks at some recent press articles that address the problem of artificial intelligence in its different forms. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 4 Agosto 2009 Permalink

photo by Richard Greenhill and Marie De Ryck
See also: the blog on Roboethics, the interview with Dr. Ronald Arkin on Roboethics and Responsibility and E se il robot...?
Categorie Roboetica

Oversights in Oversighting Nanotechnology

In this article Jonny Hankins follows up on his series of postings on nanotechnology by taking a look at the recent report entitled Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology written by J Clarence Davies and published by The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 30 Luglio 2009 Permalink

Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology
See also: post on Nanotechnologies in Focus
Categorie Nanotechnology, Report, Site

An Introduction to Synthetic Biology

In this the first in a series of posting, Jonny Hankins takes a look at a recent Royal Academy of Engineering report concerning synthetic biology. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 22 Luglio 2009 Permalink

biochips
Categorie Biotechnology

A look at The Hastings Center Bioethics Forum

Continuing his investigation into the work of the Hastings Center Jonny Hankins takes a look at their bioethics forum and blog, and browses through various other related blogs from their blogroll. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 2 Luglio 2009 Permalink

A look at The Hastings Centre Bioethics Forum
Read also: The interview with President of The Hastings Center, Thomas Murray "Genomics and sustainable medicine" and "Is ethics a branch of Politics?"
Categorie Forum, Site

COMMUNIA Conference 2009: Global Science & Economics of Knowledge-Sharing Institutions

The Second COMMUNIA International Conference entitled Global Science & Economics of Knowledge-Sharing Institutions takes place from 28th to 30th of June 2009 in Turin, Italy. The Communia Project elaborate upon their goal to become a European point of reference for the theoretical analysis and strategic policy discussion of existing and emerging issues concerning the public domain in the digital environment and... - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 22 Giugno 2009 Permalink

Communia Conference
Read also: Creative Common in FGB site
Categorie Conference

Is ethics a branch of Politics?

Returning to take a more in-depth look at the work of The Hastings Centre and interest in bio-ethics, Jonny Hankins provides a review of their recent online and hardback publication entitled From Birth to Death and Bench to Clinic: The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book for Journalists, Policymakers, and Campaigns. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 4 Giugno 2009 Permalink

Bioethics Briefing Book
Categorie Books, Libri

A case study in scenario thinking

If we describe scenario thinking as a structured way of anticipating possibilities, it should be a part of innovating responsibly. In order to better understand the aims, as well as current methodologies and practices in use, one could take a look at a book entitled The future of ICT in financial services written by Daniel Erasmus and published by DTN press in Amsterdam. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 27 Maggio 2009 Permalink

The Future of ICT in Financial Services
Categorie Libri

Ethical Decision Making During A (Possible) Flu Pandemic

As a first introduction to the complex problems of bio-ethics and scenario planning Jonny Hankins signposts an article that addresses the problem of the distribution of scarse medical resources in times of crisis. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 7 Maggio 2009 Permalink

flu
Categorie Site

Space Station Briefly Evacuated Due To Possible Space Debris Collision

A piece of debris of about 13 cm in diameter and probably part of a spent satellite motor was due to pass through the possible collision zone and even though the possibility of contact was minimal (passing about 4.5 KM from the station) NASA decided to be prudent and take precautionary steps. - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 13 Marzo 2009 Permalink

Satelliti
See also: Satellite traffic problems by Jonny Hankins

Green nanotechnology at Nano-tech 2009

From February 18th to 20th 2009 the Nano-tech 2009 international nanotechnology exhibition and conference takes place in Tokyo Japan. The logo is explained as "what cutting edge technology can do for the future environment; green nanotechnology is applied nanotechnology leading to materials and products which contribute to the solution of our environmental problems". - Leggi Leggi

di Jonny Hankins, 6 Febbraio 2009 Permalink

Nano-tech 2009

Robotics: a new science

The International Symposium "Robotics: a new science" takes place on Wednesday 20th of February 2008 at Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Via Della Lungara 10 in Rome. The conference is not conceived as a technical workshop, but as a seminar... - Leggi Leggi

di Fiorella Operto, Jonny Hankins, Redazione FGB, 16 Febbraio 2008 Permalink

Nanorobot

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