S.NET 2011 Program

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Monday, November 7th

4:00 p.m. OPENING REMARKS – ASU President Michael Crow 

4:20 p.m. PLENARY I The Curious Case of SPICE:Deliberating Geoengineering as Anticipatory Research Governance? (Palm ABDE) - Nick Pidgeon of Cardiff University, UK and Steve Rayner of Oxford University, UK

6:00 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION – Old Main Building

7:00 p.m. PLENARY PUBLIC EVENT - Immigration on ASU campus


Tuesday, November 8th

8:30 a.m.  PANEL SESSION I 

Panel 1: Nanomaterials, Toxicology & Risk (Palm D)
“Undone Science and Science Un-done at Nanotechnology’s Periphery”
Frederick Klaessig
“Impacts of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on the Mussel”  
Shannon Hanna, Robert Miller, Hunter Lenihan
“Antimicrobial Metal Nanoparticles: Science, Practice, and Unanswered Questions”
Kathleen Eggleson
Panel 2: Nano, Media & the Public (Palm E)
“Attitudinal Communities and the Interpretation of Nanotechnology News: Frames, Schemas, and Attitudes as Predictors of Reader Reactions”
Susanna Priest and Ted Greenhalgh
“A Computer-Aided Affective Content Analysis of Nanotechnology Newspaper Articles” 
Robert Davis
“Business as Usual: Mass Media Coverage on Nanotechnologies in Three European Countries, 2000-2010”
Torsten Fleischer
Panel 3: Studying Emerging Innovation (Wind Flower)
“Identifying Emerging Topics and Predicting Structural Changes in Nanoscience”
Kevin Boyack, Richard Klavans, and Henry Small
“Diffusion and Network Formation of Emerging Technologies: The Case of RNA Interference” 
Ismael Rafols, Michael Hopkins, Loet Leydesdorff
“The (Nano) Clusters’ Role in a New General Purpose Technology: Technological Dissemination in a ‘Great Surge of Development’” 
Rui Cruz
Panel 4: The Governance of Ethically Controversial Emerging Technologies, I  (Palm F)
 “Emerging Technologies and the Political Meaning of Ethics”
Luigi Pellizzoni
“Visions and Ethics in Current Discourses on Human Enhancement”
Arianna Ferrari and Armin Grunwald 
“Regulating Emerging Technologies: Preliminary Remarks on Legal Trends in the European Union” 
Elena Pariotti and Daniele Ruggiu 
Discussants: George Khushf, Laurens Landeweerd, Astrid Schwarz, 
Elena Simakova 
Panel 5: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Medicine (Sand Lotus)
“Responsible Innovation and the Multiple Futures of Diagnostic Instruments for Alzheimer’s Disease” 
Yvonne Cuijpers Cuijpers and Harro Van Lente
“Well-Constructed Systems Biology. Integrating Socio-Humanist Research”
Rune Nydal, Sophia Efstathou, and Astrid Lægreid


Panel 6: Regulating Nano in Europe and Asia (Wind Flower)
“Nano Registers in Germany and Europe – Prospects and Challenges”
Torsten Fleischer, Christiane Hauser and Peter Hocke
“One Size Fits All? The Debates about the Regulation of Manufactured Particulate Nanomaterials in the European Union and Germany”
Torsten Fleischer, Christiane Hauser and Peter Hocke
“Informational Regulation of Nanotechnology in India: Lessons from Agricultural Biotechnology”
Indrani Barpujari
Panel 7: Gaining Traction on Futures (Palm D)
“The Security Implications of Cognitive Neuroscience Research”
Margaret Kosal and Jonathan Huang
“Developing a Methodology for Rapid Response Social Science Research Using Leading Edge Information Technology in the Context of ELSI Research at ORNL”
Christopher Lenhardt, Amy Wolfe, David Bjornstad, and Barry Shumpert
“Emergent Technology Assessment: The Transition Initiative and Energy Futures” 
Gretchen Gano
 “Technolife: Films, Social Media and Imaginaries in Emerging Technologies”
Kjetil Rommetveit
Panel 8: The Governance of Ethically Controversial Emerging Technologies, II (Palm F)
 “Emerging Technologies and the Political Meaning of Ethics”
Luigi Pellizzoni
 “Visions and Ethics in Current Discourses on Human Enhancement”
Arianna Ferrari and Armin Grunwald 
“Regulating Emerging Technologies: Preliminary Remarks on Legal Trends in the European Union” 
Elena Pariotti and Daniele Ruggiu 
Discussants: George Khushf, Astrid Schwarz, Elena Simakova
Panel 9: What are WE Doing? (Palm E)
“Current Activities of Nano ELSI in Korea”
Ivo Kwon and Jeongyim Seo
“The Challenges that the Debates on Nanotechnology are Bringing to Social Studies of Science”
Julia Guivant
“Nanoscale Science Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Analyses: Issues, Nano-Attributes, and Potential Applications”
Amy Wolfe, David Bjornstad, Christopher Lenhardt, Barry Shumpert, Stephanie Wang and Mitchell Doktycz
Panel 11: Demonstration/Discussion--Making Makers: New Tools and Transformative Organizations in DIY (Sand Lotus)
Dave Conz, Chair
Carlo Sammarco

12:15 p.m. PLENARY II AND LUNCH (Palm ABC) - Noela Invernizzi 


Panel 11: Food, Nanotech Food (Palm E)
“The Social and Ethical Dimensions of Biosensors: A Case Study from Animal Production” 
Kyle Whyte, Paul Thompson, John Stone, Lawrence Busch, and Monica List
“International Standards for Trade of Nano-coated Produce?” 
Steve Suppan
 “Politics of Biotechnology in Latin America: The RR Soybean Argentina Case Study” 
Pierre Delvenne
Panel 12: Grasping the Future, or Grasping at Straws? (Palm D)
“Ethics of Technology and the Prejudice in Favor of the Real”
Simone Van Der Burg
“Talking Future: On the Grammar of Anticipation Practices in the Context of Emerging Technosciences” 
Ulrike Felt
 “Governance of and by Expectations” 
Kornelia Konrad
“No Time like the Present (The Whole Story)” 
Alfred Nordmann
Panel 13: Behind the Promises of our Biotechnical Futures (Wind Flower)
“Super-computers, evolution, and the fabrication of life: How can STS contribute to more reflexive developments in systems and synthetic biology?”
Ana Delgado
“Sustainability and Anticipatory Governance of Synthetic Biology”
Ana Delgado
Discussants: Cynthia Selin, Christopher Coenen, Bruce Rittman, and Xiao Wang
Panel 14: Inequity in Emerging Technologies? (Palm ABC)
“Impact on Abilities Seen as Essential for Democracy” 
Gregor Wolbring
“Career Pathways of Female and Male Nanoscientists” 
Suzanne Gage Brainard
“Nanoremediation: Are There Equity Concerns?”
Mary Collins
“Institutional Path Dependency, Inequality, and Nanotechnology”
Walter Valdivia and Susan Cozzens
Panel 15: Roundtable--Responsible Innovation and Responsible Governance (Palm F) 
Sally Randles and Jan Youtie, Chairs


Panel 16: Roundtable—Pacing Law and Policy with Science and Technology (Palm D)
Gary Marchant, organizer 
Brad Allenby
Joseph Herkert
David Gartner
Jennifer Kuzma
Panel 17:  Roundtable—Engaging the Public in Nanotechnology: Strategies, Approaches, and Resources (Wind Flower)
Rae Ostman
Ira Bennett
Brad Herring
Frank Kusiak
Paul Martin
Panel 18: Roundtable—Using Large-scale Datasets to Understand the Trajectories of Emerging Technologies (Sand Lotus)
Jan Youtie, Chair
Alan Porter, Chair
Kevin Boyack
Jose Lobo
Panel 19: Integration Research: Sites of Inquiry and Application, I (Palm E)
“‘Stirring’ the Governance Capacities of Experts-in-the-Making”  
Erik Fisher 
“Metaphoric Redescriptions of Laboratory Engagement”  
Farzad Mahootian
“The Responsibility of Being Responsible: Narratives of Innovation and Leadership from Integrated Laboratories”  
Brenda Trinidad
“STIR and the City: Integration Research and Sustainability Science”
Arnim Wiek
Panel 20: Gender, Race, and Nanotechnology (Palm F)
“Talking Nano: The Importance of Gender, Race, and Power in Deliberations on the Risks and Benefits of Nanotechnology”
Amanda Denes, Rachel Cranfill, Barbara Herr Harthorn, Christine Shearer, Julie Whirlow, Shannon Hanna, and Jennifer Rogers
Public Deliberation and Democratic Participation: The Methodological and Political Possibilities of Deliberation on Nanotechnology
Jennifer Rogers, Christine Shearer, and Barbara Herr Harthorn
De/constructing Risk: Masculinities and the Disciplining of Risk Perceptions
Christine Shearer, Jennifer Rogers, and Barbara Herr Harthorn
Rae Ostman, Leigha Horton, Stephanie Long, organizers

Wednesday, November 9th

8:30 a.m.  PANEL SESSION V

Panel 21: Roundtable—What We’ve Learned about Nano and Society: A Working Session on Data Sharing for NSF NSECs (Wind Flower)
Gretchen Gano and Jessica Adamick, organizers
Peter Granda
Panel 22: Roundtable—Tales of Engagement and Emergence (Sand Lotus)
Ana Delgado, organizer
Brian Wynne
Erik Fisher
Fern Wickson
Jane Calvert
Kjetil Rommetveit
Sarah Davies
Angela Pereira
Panel 23: Emerging Histories of Emerging Technologies (Palm ABC)
“What Happens When an Emerging Technology Never Quite Emerges? Josephson Computing in the ‘70s and ‘80s”
Cyrus Mody
“Nano by Any Other Name…is Probably Just That Other Name: The Problem of Regulating Nanomaterials as ‘New’ Materials in the US”
Jody Roberts
“Regulatory Analogues? Environmental History and Nanotechnology’s Potential Future”
Roger Eardley-Pryor
Panel 24: Roundtable--What World Do Nano Images Afford? (Palm D)
Rasmus Tore Slaattelid
Arie Rip
Colin Milburn
Alfred Nordmann
Astrid Schwarz
Panel 25: Regulatory Challenges of Nanotechnology (Palm F)
“Nanotechnology Regulation as an Informational Challenge”
Milind Kandlikar, Christian Beaudrie, Terre Satterfield, Barbara Harthorn
“Regulatory Risk Judgment: How the EPA Confronts Scientific Uncertainty and the Challenges of Nanotechnology”
Joseph Conti and Sean Becker
 “Nano-Expert Perceptions and Regulatory Challenges for Emerging Nanotechnologies”
Christian E.H. Beaudrie, Terre Satterfield, Milind Kandlikar, Barbara Herr Harthorn

10:30 a.m. PLENARY IV Shape Shifting, Ancestor Plants and Low Tech Rebels: What if Coverging Technosciences had a Global Imagination (Palm ABC) Geri Augusto



Panel 26: Roundtable—What Does it Mean to Harm the Environment? (Sand Lotus)
Fern Wickson, Anne Ingeborg Myhr, and John Fortner, organizers
Panel 27: Roundtable—Public Engagement with Science in Informal Learning Environments (Wind Flower)
Larry Bell
Elizabeth Kollmann
Kirsten Ellenbogen
Andrea Bandelli
Heather Mayfield
Panel 28: How Green is Your Nano, I (Palm D)
“LCA, Nanotechnology, and Scale: Assessing the Promise of Nanomaterial-Enabled Energy Storage Technologies”
Ben Wender and Thomas Seager
“What is Nano Doing for Solar? A Report on Notes from the Field”
Chris Newfield and Daryl Boudreaux
“Regulation and the Global Nanotechnology Industrial Workplace”
Cassandra Engeman, Lynn Baumgartner, Patricia Holden, Barbara Herr Harthorn
Panel 29: RELANS: Latin American Network on Nano and Society, I (Palm ABC)
“The Path of Nanotechnologies in Mexico”
Edgar Zayago Lau and Guillermo Foladori
“Mexico-US Bilateral Scientific Collaboration on Nanotechnology”
Richard Appelbaum, Guillermo Foladori, Rachel Parker, and Edgar Zayago Lau
“The Chilean Nanotechnology Sector: Catching up or Falling Behind?” 
Rodrigo Cortes-Lobos
Panel 30: The Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development (Palm F)
“Equity, Equality and Responsibility”
Jameson Wetmore
“Equity, Equality, and Development: A Framework for Analyzing Nanotechnology Potentials”
Susan E. Cozzens
“Assessing South Africa’s Nanotechnology Strategy: What Role for the Private Sector in Pro-Poor Innovation?”
Ogundiran Soumonni
 “Nanotechnology in India: An Examination of the Productivity and Equitable Nature of their Research Program”
Thomas Woodson


Panel 31: How Green is your Nano, II (Palm D)
“Systemic Analysis of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Applications: Are They Emerging to Address Urban Sustainability Challenges?”
Arnim Wiek and Rider Foley
“How Green Is Nano?: Evidence from USPTO Green Patents” 
Jose Lobo and Deborah Strumsky
“Does Nano Have a Green Thumb?” 
Astrid Schwarz
Panel 32: Upstream Engagement (Wind Flower)
“How Do We Engage with People Who are Unengaged on Science and Technology Issues?” 
Craig Cormick
“Nano is Like That and That and That…The Role of Analogical Discourse in Public Engagement with Nanotechnology”
Claudia Schwarz
“The Dutch Societal Dialogue: A Multilevel Analysis of Communication as Transaction in Nanotechnology” 
Lotte Krabbenborg
“Empowerment and Social Learning: Long-Term Benefits of Citizen Deliberation about Nanotechnologies for Human Enhancement”
Michael Cobb and Gretchen Gano
Panel 33: Translational Research—Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, I (Sand Lotus)
“Three Concepts of Translational Research”
Anna Laura van der Laan and Marianne Boenink
“Why is the Linear Model So Persistent in the Framing of Medical Research?”
George Khushf
“Lost in Translation”
Thorsten Kohl and Alfred Nordmann
Panel 34: Mapping Responsible Innovation in Public and Private Sectors (Palm E)
“Responsible Innovation: A Comparative Analysis of Nanotechnologies in Flanders and Wallonia, Belgium”
François Thoreau
“CSR or SSR – Does it Make a Difference if Responsibility is Corporate or Scientific?”
Cecilie Glerup and Maja Horst
 “The Institutional Context for Responsible Innovation in the Public and Private Sectors: Intentional Tensions?”
Robin Phelps
“Room for Good Will? Examining Voluntary Programs for Nano-Oversight in the Context of Corporate Social Responsibility”
Jennifer Kuzma and Aliya Kuzhabekova
Panel 35: RELANS: Latin American Network on Nano and Society, II (Palm ABC)
“Nanotechnology in Brazil: 10 Years after the Launching of the First Research Networks”
Noela Invernizzi, Cleci Korbes and Marcos Paulo Fuck 
“The Organization of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research in Argentina: Assessment and Perspectives”
Ana Spivak L’Hoste, Matthieu Hubert, Santiago Figueroa, and Leandro Adrini
“Nanotechnology and the Productive Sector in Venezuela”
María Sonsiré López, Anwar Hasmy, and Hebe Vessuri
“Public Engagement in Nanotechnology in Brazil”
Paulo Roberto Martins
Panel 36: Anticipating Future Commercial Applications of Nanotechnology (Palm F)
“Probing Early Patterns of Commercialization in Graphene”
Philip Shapira, Jan Youtie, Sanjay Arora
“Forecasting Innovation Pathways:  The Case of Nano-Enhanced Solar Cells”
Alan L. Porter, Ying Guo, Lu Huang, Douglas K.R. Robinson
“Commercialization Patterns of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers: The Case of Polymer v. Clean-Room based Nanotechnology Applications”
Juan Rogers, Jan Youtie, Luciano Kay

5:15 p.m. PLENARY V- Popular Perceptions of Nanotechnology and its Risks (Palm – Ann Bostrom



Thursday, November 10th


Panel 37: Roundtable—The Science Policy and Regulatory Implications of Emerging Technologies (Wind Flower)

Jeffery Morris, Chair

Joe Conti

Torsten Fleischer

Kathleen Eggleson

Gary Marchant


Panel 38: GM and Nano’s Publics? (Palm D)

“Hungry for Information: Exploring the Public’s Perception of Nanotechnology in Food Using Conversational Settings”

Jonathan Brown, Jennifer Kuzma and Andrew Merrill


“In Search of the Anti-Nanotech Movement. A Survey of Germany, the UK and the International Arena”

Franz Seifert and Alexandra Plows


“Opening up ‘Lay Expertise’: The Role of Different Repertoires of Expertise in Public Engagement on Nanotechnology in the Food Domain”

Simone Schumann


“Ethical Issues Associated with Human Cloning Aspects of Biotechnology for Producing Tailored Babies”

Arvind Jain, Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, and Era Upadhyay


Panel 39: Nanotechnology in the Private Sector (Palm E)

“Providing Information to the Emerging Nanomanufacturing Cohort”

Jessica Adamick, Jeff Morse, Mark Tuominen, and Bob Stevens


“The Essential Tension between Government, Industry and University: A Case Study of a Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory”

Sharon Ku


 “‘Pro-Poor’ Nanotechnology Applications for Water, Energy and Agro-Food: Characterizing Private Sector Research Using Publication Data”

Matthew Harsh, Thomas Woodson, Diran Soumonnni, and Rodrigo Cortes-Lobos


 “Nano Companies and Normative Products”

Vivian Weil



Panel 40: Exploring the Uncertain Technological Future: Lessons in Anticipatory Governance (Palm F)

“Capacity of Science Museums to Reach Key Audiences”

Larry Bell


“The National Citizens’ Technology Forum”

Gretchen Gano


“Media, Theater and Science Cafes: The Experience of NISE Net”

Brad Herring


“Future Scenarios of Nanotechnology”

Cynthia Selin


“Assessing Consumer Product Labeling: Collaborations with the Cambridge Public Health Department”

David Sittenfeld



Panel 41: Language, Image and Discourse (Palm D)

“The Enclosed Language of Collaboration: Practices of ‘Sponsored Research’ Around Nano in the United States”

Elena Simakova


"Nanotechnological Icons"

Alexei Grinbaum


“Boundaries of Science Communication in the Era of Nanotechnology: The Department of Energy and Discourses of Revolutionary Applied Science”

Matthew Eisler


Panel 42: What Do the Scientists Think? (Palm E)

“How Should We Regulate Nanotechnology? Perceptions of Leading U.S. Nano-scientists”

Youngjae Kim, Elizabeth Corley and Dietram Scheufele


“Patents and Profs: How Do Researchers at Large Centers View IP Rules and Incentives?”

David Bjornstad


“Perception of Risk among Scientists Working with Nano”

Mikael Johansson


Panel 43: Novel Science (Palm F)

“The Science Novel in Nanodiscourse”

Paul Youngman


“Touching Little Things: Probe Microscopy and the Novel Life of Microbes”

Colin Milburn


“The Zeroth World of Legal Scholarship”

Michael Bennett

Panel 44: Roundtable—Finding Futures (Wind Flower)

Gretchen Gano

Sarah Davies

Ângela Guimarães Pereira

Cynthia Selin


12:15 p.m. PLENARY VIDiscussion on Imagining the Future of S.NET (Palm ABC)

1:00 p.m. Conference Departure