Author Archives: Jack Stilgoe

About Jack Stilgoe

Jack Stilgoe is a senior lecturer in science policy at the department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London.

Thoughts on the March for Science

I went along to the March for Science in Denver. I was there in part as an observer. As someone who studies the relationship between science and politics, this was a rare opportunity to see public displays of affections and annoyances … Continue reading

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Talking ‘tech’ on The World This Weekend

At the start of 2017, I ventured through the snow to KGNU, Boulder’s community radio station, to record an interview with Mark Mardell for The World This Weekend on the BBC. They edited out my citation for the quote at the … Continue reading

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Podcast on self-driving cars

During a visit to the wonderful people at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation and Society, Andrew Maynard and Heather Ross invited me into the podcast booth to talk about self-driving cars. This connects to a piece on the … Continue reading

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Frankenstein podcast, featuring Langdon Winner

I made this podcast during a recent meeting called ‘Frankenstein’s Shadow‘, which took place at the same time (200 years on) and place (pretty much) as Mary Shelley began writing her great novel. The bulk of the podcast is a talk given … Continue reading

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Acknowledging AI’s dark side

This is the text of a recent letter published in Science, for those who can’t get behind the paywall Science 4 September 2015: Vol. 349 no. 6252 p. 1064 DOI: 10.1126/science.349.6252.1064-c The 17 July special section on Artificial Intelligence (AI) … Continue reading

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A tale of two trials

This story is, I think, an interesting example of Responsible Research and Innovation in action. It is a story of an institute and its researchers learning from controversy and from their own experiments in public dialogue.  In the summer of … Continue reading

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New Paper: Geoengineering as collective experimentation

I’ve just published a paper in the journal of Science and Engineering Ethics which gives a summary of one of the ideas in the book – technology as a social experiment – and develops it to discuss how we might think … Continue reading

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