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Of Neutrality: Science, innovation and the politics of future

February 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

February 2, 12-1 pm, via Zoom

Spain:  Vincenzo Pavone: “Of Neutrality: Science, innovation and the politics of future”

Vincenzo Pavone is a tenured researcher at the Institute of Public Policies of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

We are used to think that technologies are neutral and that it all depends on how they are used. However, what if we need to think again? What if all technologies and innovations come with politics embedded? Through a thought provoking review of the most cutting edge technologies in climate change, agro-biotechnology and assisted reproduction techniques, this talk will guide you through how Science and Technologies Studies (STS) are contributing to current  debates on the concepts (and politics) of neutrality, progress, and future in the field of science and innovation. Tomorrow, entering your lab may no longer be the same.

Please register HERE. Once you are registered, you will have access to the Zoom meeting shortly before the presentation begins.

This seminar is part of “Science and Technology in the Hispanic World”, a special seminar series prepared in collaboration between Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

How does global science and technology affect Hispanic societies and ecosystems? How does cultural inheritance of hispanic societies inform citizens’ attitudes towards science driven technological projects? How do science and technology from the North mobilize indigenous science to resist undesired transformations? What are the culturally specific debates and conflicts that emerge in various local contexts where science and technology bring changes? This series features renown scholars and activists to introduce us to science and technology driven social debates in Spain, Mexico, Paraguay and Nicaragua.


February 2, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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