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Subject:

Re: science fiction and new technology

From:

Michael Kenward <[log in to unmask]>

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psci-com: on public engagement with science

Date:

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:49:42 +0100

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NESTA is dead. Long live NESTA . 

It did not fit in with the Cameroonian "bog society" model and had to go.

It has now risen from the ashes as an independent charity "as part of the
public bodies reform programme".

http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=424009&NewsAreaID=2

This may change its stance on the issue you raised. 

MK





-----Original Message-----
From: psci-com: on public engagement with science
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Christopher Stokes
Sent: 2012-April-11 11:38
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [PSCI-COM] science fiction and new technology

An idle thought. In other stuff NESTA's been involved in they have argued
for a broad interpretation of innovation. In the Innovation Research
Initiative, for example, a definition they (and their partners) used was
'successful introduction of new services, products, processes, business
models and ways of working'. I wonder if there's a  a tendency for SF to
reinforce the narrower, more conventional interpretation of innovation as
the cause of novel artefacts - ray guns, flip-open communicators, robots,
weird clothing - and so on.

Chris
________________________________________
From: psci-com: on public engagement with science [[log in to unmask]]
On Behalf Of Jon Turney [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 11 April 2012 09:09
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [PSCI-COM] science fiction and new technology

Hi all,

A request for help to anyone on the list interested in science fiction.

I'm looking for useful stuff on the links between SF and innovation for a
new NESTA project. Details in a blogpost here, to save troubling the list
with a long email.
http://wp.me/p9nh6-ba<http://t.co/AoyWkPpu>

Feel free to pass on to anyone else who might like to know.

Many thanks


Jon Turney

Science writer, editor, lecturer.

Author: The Rough Guide to the Future

blog(s) at
http://unreliablefutures.wordpress.com/

and
http://bristoljazzlog.wordpress.com/

www.jonturney.co.uk<http://www.jonturney.co.uk>

twitter: jonWturney
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