Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > The University of Massachusetts Lowell/Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Interdisciplinary Conference: Nanotechnology, Literature, and Society

Abstract:
Paper proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on technological, literary, social, and moral aspects of nanotechnology.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell/Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing Interdisciplinary Conference: Nanotechnology, Literature, and Society

LOWELL, MA | Posted on June 25th, 2007

December 6-7, 2007

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Proposal deadline: July 15, 2007
* * *
"Nanotechnology is an intersection," Ted Sargent
writes in The Dance of Molecules: How
Nanotechnology Is Changing Our Lives (2006): it
is "a confluence at the heart of contemporary
science. . . . Nanotechnology produces
convergent thinking when representatives of
various mind-sets meet, learn one another's
languages, and gather the ideas that result when
paradigms collide."

The purpose of this interdisciplinary conference
is to gather workers in the humanities, social
sciences, and hard sciences to reflect on
technological, cultural, literary, ethical, and
social aspects of nanotechnology, the burgeoning
science of atomic- and molecular-scale
engineering and manufacture. In an effort to
promote a productive collision of disciplinary
paradigms across the two (or three) cultures,
the conference organizers welcome presentations
from humanists, scientists, and social scientists.

Papers may address any aspect of nanotechnology,
and in order to facilitate energetic exchange,
panelists are encouraged to present in language
that will engage the attention of a disciplinarily diverse audience.

Featured speakers include the following:

--Colin Milburn (English, UC Davis)
--Christopher Toumey (Anthropology, U of South Carolina)
--Charles Rubin (Political Science, Duquesne)
--Brooks Landon (English, U of Iowa)
--Rosalyn Berne (Science, Technology, and Society, U of Virginia)

In conjunction with the conference, the
University of Massachusetts Lowell Theatre
Production Workshop will stage a performance of
Bertolt Brechtís classic drama of scientific
responsibility, GALILEO.

Please submit 300-500-word proposal and brief
biographical note via MSWord attachment to
by July 15, 2007, and
indicate "Nano conference" in the subject line.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Dr. Todd Avery
Associate Professor of English

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Ethics

Iran to hold intl. school on application of nanomaterials in medicine September 20th, 2016

Synthetic biology needs robust safety mechanisms before real world application: Ethics and technology hold the key to the success of synthetic biology September 17th, 2015

March 2016; 6th Int'l Conference on Nanostructures in Iran July 29th, 2015

PETA science consortium to present at Society for Risk Analysis meeting December 10th, 2014

Announcements

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Particle Works creates range of high performance quantum dots February 23rd, 2017

Events/Classes

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

EmTech Asia breaks new barriers with potential applications of space exploration with NASA and MIT February 22nd, 2017

Oxford Instruments announces Dr Brad Ramshaw of Cornell University, as winner of the 2017 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize February 20th, 2017

Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics February 19th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project