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"There needs to be a balance between exploiting nano- technology for economic benefits and sufficiently monitoring the social impact."  

-Workshop roundtable discussion


2007 Workshop: Nanotechnology and Society: The Organization and Policy of Innovation

May 17, 2007, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Session 1: Technology Innovation and Dispute Resolution

  • Re-thinking scientific teams: competition, conflict and collaboration, Howard Gadlin
  • Nanotechnology Innovation--Two Aspects, Jay P. Kesan
  • Question and Answers for session 1

Session 2: Forming Public Opinion and Informing Public Policy on Emergent Technologies: the Role of the Media

  • Investment and interpretation: nanotechnology, financial journalism and practical epistemology, Geoff Cooper
  • Predicting the Future: How Ordinary People Make Sense of Emerging Nanotechnologies, Susanna Hornig Priest
  • Question and Answers for session 2

Session 3: Visual Perception of Nanoscale Phenomena

  • Perceiving Nanoscale Phenomena: Interpreting and Disseminating Nanoscale Images, Otávio Bueno (question and answer period included in video )

Session 4: Organization and Economics of the Nanotechnology Research and Development Enterprise

  • Nanotechnology, development and public policy, John Armstrong
  • The Culture of the American University in the Age of Neoliberalism, Daniel Lee Kleinman
  • Why Managing Research is Not Managing Science, David Rejeski
  • Question and Answers for session 4

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Nanotechnology: Wave of the Future?, Advanced Issues in Information Technology class (Communication 497T) at UMass Amherst (podcast)

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Presentation Slides

Presentation slides are all available as PDFs

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