Demonstrations is a new open access online platform for publications at the intersection of science and technology studies, art and design, to be launched in Fall 2015. An interdisciplinary platform that aims to publish peer-reviewed contributions that combine creative approaches with science and technology studies, Demonstratons provides this new and sprawling area an appropriate platform for publication, experiment and reflection.
Professor Gregory Zinman was quoted in an article in Smithsonian Magazine on the confluence of art and engineering, particilarly in the context of "Watch This! Revelations in Media Art," an exhibition that opens on April 24.
Juan A. McGruder, director of development for the Ivan Allen College, has been selected to receive the 2015 Pathways to Excellence award, conferred by the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) National Alumni Association.
Carl DiSalvo and foraging activist and Tech alumnus Craig Durkin are teaming up to make sure the bounty of Atlanta’s neglected fruit trees doesn’t wind up wasted.
Signaling nearly a decade of partnership between Georgia Tech and the Republic of Liberia, the two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that solidifies their relationship around communication technologies and development.
A skeptical caution about the efficacy of targeting top leaders comes from Jenna Jordan, an assistant professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She first distilled her critique in a 2009 article in Security Studies titled, “When Heads Roll: Assessing the Effectiveness of Leadership Decapitation.”
"The burger's demise won’t be marked by a declaration in a quarterly report, but by a collective appreciation for the comfort it offered America."
"All classics are bittersweet, whether they’re vintage films or triple-bun hamburgers. Tender, they tug at our emotions, partly earnestly, partly in nostalgia for a joy that probably was never as joyous as the distortions of time and memory afford."
“Every government wants to know the societal impact of its research,” says Diana Hicks, who studies science and technology policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. “The difficulty is how to do that broadly when you only have isolated case studies. Britain has cracked that problem and produced a wonderful data source.”
The Georgia Institute of Technology has granted Michael L. Best, who teaches in the university’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and College of Computing, a four-year leave of absence so he can assume the position of director of a newly formed United Nations institute in Macau, China.
“Midtown is now the innovation center of Atlanta,” said Joe Bankoff, the new chairman of Atlanta’s Midtown Alliance.
Bankoff’s perspective on the midtown “innovation zone” draws upon his experience in the arts, business, law, technology, and his role now in higher education as chair of the Ivan Allen College Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.
Helena Mitchell has been appointed to serve on a newly formed committee of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Disability Advisory Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in proceedings before the Commission.
"Even the science community knows that basic research, the linear model of progress, is kind of getting tired," says Diana M. Hicks, a public-policy professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Scientists have realized they can’t go to Congress, talk about the endless frontier, and expect more money, she says. "Grand challenges are somehow of the cultural moment."
The public symposium "Compassion and Leadership in a Multi-Faith World" on Feb. 18 is the inaugural event of the newly established Leadership and Multi-Faith Program (LAMP), a joint initiative between Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Emory University's Candler School of Theology.