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Uncertainty and disquiet

The call for papers "Who is Responsible" has invited ethnographic reflections on the diverse meanings and use of a term, "responsibility" which  "has become such a conspicuous terms in contemporary thought styles", to highlight its salience in contemporary culture and governance. - More More

by Cristina Grasseni, 23 July 2012 Permalink

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Practicing Responsibilities: social engagement, controversy and innovation

At the Trento EASST conference, held 1-4th September 2010, workshop/track 32. "Practicing Responsibilities" was co-chaired by Cristina Grasseni (University of Bergamo / Bassetti  Foundation); Luca Guzzetti (University of Genova) and Giuseppe Pellegrini (University of Padova) within the theme "social engagement, controversy and innovation". - More More

by Redazione FGB, 4 November 2010 Permalink

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Practicing Responsibility

In the imminence of the deadline for submitting abstracts (15th March) I bring to our readers' attention the following call for papers, co-organised by the Bassetti Foundation, for a session at the next EASST conference (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology), which will take place in Trento, September 2-4th 2010, in collaboration with STS Italia. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 1 March 2010 Permalink

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New Rites For Democracy?

On February 15th 2008, at the premises of the Bassetti Foundation in Milan, the sociologist of science Brian Wynne opened the seminar chaired by Piero Bassetti and Mariachiara Tallacchini about the report for the European Commission, Taking European Society Seriously (2007), now translated in Italian under the auspices of the Bassetti Foundation (Scienza e Governance. La società europea della conoscenza presa sul serio. Rubbettino, 2008). What follows is my own reconstruction of the main arguments and issues raised at the seminar. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 27 February 2008 Permalink

the sociologist of science Brian Wynne opened the seminar chaired by Piero Bassetti and Mariachiara Tallacchini
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How to map complex issues?

In this interview, taken at the Cerisy colloquium organised by Bruno Latour and Philippe Descola on "L'anthropologie historique de la raison scientifique", (July 12th- 19th 2006), Cristina Grasseni gathered Bruno Latour's view s on responsible innovation and its relevance to the research agenda of historians, anthropologists, philosophers and sociologists of science. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 11 June 2007 Permalink

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See also: Latour in the Call fro Comment Which responsibility?

Is responsible innovation participatory, and if so, how?

Is responsible innovation participatory, and if so, how? Interviewed on his decade-long work on the history of science and its relevance to issues such as secrecy, scientist's responsibility, public understanding and public participation, Prof. Peter Galison of Harvard University offers an intriguing insight in the topic of responsible innovation. According to him, naive notions of compromise and participation do not explain "how you can put people in a position where they can make decisions, informed decisions about what's going on". - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 March 2007 Permalink

Peter Galison
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Second thoughts on responsibility

"From Causality to Responsibility: Steps towards the Unknown" by Mariachiara Tallacchini. Contemporary scientific knowledge is characterized increasingly by uncertainty (O'Riordan and Cameron, 1994). This is due not only because both the risks and the unpredictability linked to it are increasing, but... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 24 June 2006 Permalink

Steps towards the Unknown

'Which responsibility?' Chiusura del call

Chiudendo questo call for comments sullo statuto corrente della responsabilità dell'innovazione, ringrazio tutti coloro che hanno partecipato e si sono interrogati sulle questioni poste. Gli interventi - come era naturale... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 April 2006 Permalink


Which responsibility? -part 2- (...continues from the previous entry)

First of all thanks to all those who have so far contributed to this call for comments, which I plan to close on April 1st. I briefly recapitulate the line... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 19 March 2006 Permalink


Which responsibility? - part 1- ...This call for comments continues in the next entry...

The ambitious goal of this call is that of initiating an exploration of possible ways of reflecting on the concepts of responsibility and innovation, without losing sight of the social,... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 February 2006 Permalink


'Audit Cultures', by Marilyn Strathern - Book review

In her edited collection Audit Cultures published in 2000 by Routledge, one of the leading figures of British anthropology, Marilyn Strathern, sets out to chart a new "kind of culture... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 22 July 2005 Permalink

Audit Cultures

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