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Abstract:
The National Science Foundation's Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS), housed at UC Santa Barbara, will host a public talk by Colin Milburn, Assistant Professor of English and Science & Technology at UC Davis, on Monday, November 5, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

CNS-UCSB to Host Public Talk on How Video Games Affect Social Perceptions of Nanotechnologies

Santa Barbara, CA | Posted on October 16th, 2007

This talk, "Digital Matters: Video Games and the Cultural Transcoding of Nanotechnology," will explore the cross-traffic between nanotechnologies and video games and how gamers' perceptions and knowledge of nanotechnologies may be influenced by the games' narratives and images.

Prof. Milburn's research focuses on the cultural relations between literature, science, and technology. His interests include science fiction; Gothic horror, the history of biology; the history of physics; comic books; film and new media; critical theory; and posthumanism.

The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as a national research and education center, a network hub among researchers and educators concerned with nanotechnologies' societal impacts, and a resource base for studying these impacts in the U.S. and abroad.

This talk is co-sponsored by the UC Santa Barbara Department of Film and Media Studies.

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on a very small scale and offers possibilities in the fields of medicine, energy and the environment, and electronics. A relatively new science, there is still a great deal unknown about its potential benefits and risks.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; RSVPs are requested.

WHO: Colin Milburn, Assistant Professor, UC Davis Department of English
WHAT: Public talk on video game influence on perceptions of nanotechnologies
WHERE: McCune Conference Room
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, 6th Floor
UC Santa Barbara
WHEN: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 5
RSVP: or (805) 893-8850

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About CNS-UCSB
The mission of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is to serve as a national research and education center, a network hub among researchers and educators concerned with nanotechnologies' societal impacts, and a resource base for studying these impacts in the U.S. and abroad.

The CNS carries out innovative and interdisciplinary research in three key areas:

the historical context of nanotechnologies;

the institutional and industrial processes of technological innovation of nanotechnologies along with their global diffusion and comparative impacts; and

the social risk perception and response to different applications of nanotechnologies.

The CNS is funded by an award from the National Science Foundation.

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Contacts:
Valerie Walston
Center for Nanotechnology in Society
1131 North Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Tel. (805) 893-8850
Fax (805) 893-7995

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