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Privacy in the Nano City: Humans and Nano-Enabled Communication

Braden Allenby

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
  • President's Professor and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Peter de Marneffe

  • Professor, ASU Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

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 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, April 19, 2013
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.