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Sustainable Innovation at the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Last week the American Anthropological Association (AAA) hosted a discussion about sustainable innovation. Grounded in observations of social practice in particular localities, two points were particularly striking. One was the close relationship between responsibility and sustainability; to be responsible, innovation must be sustainable... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 2 December 2010 Permalink

session - sustainable innovation
Categories Innovation, Policy, Sociology

Nature, New Yorker on Cognitive Enhancement

Back in December, Nature published a remarkable editorial, Towards Responsible Use of Cognitive-enhancing Drugs by the Healthy, that concludes "Safe and effective cognitive enhancers will benefit both the individual and society...But it would also be foolish to ignore problems that such use of drugs could create or exacerbate." - More More

by Redazione FGB, 5 May 2009 Permalink

Categories Biotechnology, Sociology

Judith Estrin: Closing the Innovation Gap

In this wide ranging interview, Estrin explains how business and political leaders can embrace policies that embody the values associated with innovation - openness, risk, questioning, persistence, and trust. And she warns that recent changes in business and government practice are putting innovation in the U.S. at risk. - More More

by Redazione FGB, 30 January 2009 Permalink

Judith Estrin
See also: Innovation and Politics by Piero Bassetti
Categories Policy, Sociology

An Interview with Dr.Marc Smith

Dr. Marc Smith is a Senior Research Sociologist leading the Community Technologies Group at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. His group focuses on computer-mediated collective action, and he studies and design enhancements for social cyberspaces. In particular, he is interested... - More More

by Redazione FGB, 10 July 2007 Permalink

Marc Smith
See also: Microspheres by Andrea Pitasi

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