“Science […] nowadays is beset by raids on its epistemological grounding from academia, a backlash from religion, an attack on its professionalism from free-market ideology, and scorn from those who think a simple life without technology is the only salvation for the human race. […] But science […] has the potential to provide an object lesson in how to make good judgments in a society beset by technological dilemmas. For more than three hundred years the old-fashioned values of science have seeped into Western societies like the air we breathe. Imagine a society without any place at all for the cultural authority of science. It would have surrendered all responsibility to politics, market forces, or competing modes of revelation, and it would be a dystopia—at least as anyone who prefers thinking things through to force would see it. (Harry Collins, Science as a Reflection of Society).

Scienceground is a community of people interested in a conversation about the role of science in society, and of the social in the production of scientific knowledge.

For information: scienceground [at] festivaletteratura [dot] it.

The first seeds were sown at Festivaletteratura 2017, with the experience of Hackspace. At Festivaletteratura 2018 the first edition of Scienceground. The community is growing





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