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Power in the Nano City: Electricity, Democracy, and Mutual Influence

Christiana Honsberg

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Nancy LaPlaca

  • Former Policy Adviser, AZ Corporation Commissioner Paul Newman

How might nanotechnology change the power dynamics of future cities? The word “power” can mean different things depending on context. It may simply mean electricity, or it may mean who has authority in a society. How do political power structures influence distribution of electricity? This March Science Café will wrestle with these two definitions of power, and will explore how they may be used interchangeably.

Science Cafés are free, informal discussions that bring together members of the community and university faculty to discuss how science and technology can change the future.

Sponsored by ASU's Center for Nanotechnology in Society, the Arizona Science Center, and ASU's Project Humanities.

Friday, March 15, 2013
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ