Guest speaker - Professor Charis Thompson: On the Posthuman in the Age of Automation and Augmentation
Charis Thompson is Chancellor's Professor, Gender and Women's Studies and the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, UC Berkeley, and Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics. She is the author of Making Parents; The Ontological Choreography of Reproductive Technologies (MIT Press 2007), which won the Rachel Carson Prize from the Society of the Social Studies of Science, and of Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research (MIT Press 2013). Her book in progress, Getting Ahead, revisits classic questions on the relation between science and democracy in an age of populism and inequality, focusing particularly on genome editing and AI.
|A Department of Sociology & Philosophy lecture|
|Date||11 May 2018|
|Time||14:00 to 15:15|
|Provider||Department of Sociology & Philosophy|
She served on the Nuffield Council Working Group on Genome Editing, and serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Technology Council on Technology, Values and Policy. Thompson is a recipient of UC Berkeley's Social Science Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2017, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the National Science and Technology University of Norway for work on science and society.
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