Generative System of the Internet, Innovation & Thinking

In his book, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, Jonathan Zittrain compares and contrasts the generative and non-generative use of the Internet, and how decisions that are made now will influence the future of the net.  My own experience with the Internet began in 1979 with Compuserve, BRS After Dark, and […]

Generative System of the Internet, Innovation & Thinking

In his book, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, Jonathan Zittrain compares and contrasts the generative and non-generative use of the Internet, and how decisions that are made now will influence the future of the net.  My own experience with the Internet began in 1979 with Compuserve, BRS After Dark, and […]

The Next President's Energy Manifesto: An STS Project for Students

In an interview on late-night television, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. outlined an energy manifesto for the next President of the United States.  His comments, which were based on an article he published in Vanity Fair provide the nucleus for an potential STS investigation for our students.  Indeed, if carried out in the early Fall semester, […]

The Next President’s Energy Manifesto: An STS Project for Students

In an interview on late-night television, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. outlined an energy manifesto for the next President of the United States.  His comments, which were based on an article he published in Vanity Fair provide the nucleus for an potential STS investigation for our students.  Indeed, if carried out in the early Fall semester, […]

Safer Schools in China

We know that the Sichuan province earthquake destroyed enormous numbers of schools, and that many children died as a result.  Andrew Revkin reported on his blog research being done by Santiago Pujol, an engineer at Purdue focusing on preventing just the kind of destruction that was done to schools in China.  Revkin has an illustration […]