JusTech brings together experts from different backgrounds to understand how power asymmetries affect technoscience in practice and guide regulatory responses to address them.
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The Master of Technology Governance (MTEGO) is a transdisciplinary training experience that accommodates interests in various technology sectors and emphasises a stimulating curriculum of master classes with distinguished practitioners, global networks and multiple career pathways in Australia and overseas.
Earth observation data quality
As Australia's reliance on satellite Earth observation data grows, the consequence of inaccuracies (introduced through inadvertent errors or deliberate manipulation) in the data increases; particularly when used by governments and industry to inform investment, management and policy decisions. The risks of inaccuracies are replicated globally and will continue to increase as the Earth observation sector becomes more commercialised.
Digital disasters: surveillance, regulation, and labour in the everyday of humanitarian aid
Imaginaries of “digital humanitarianism” proclaim countless interconnected benefits through the embrace of data-driven solutions to social welfare and crisis response. Chief among them are cost savings, administrative efficiency, empowerment, financial inclusion, fraud prevention, and more accurate and reliable information. In response to these techno-optimistic narratives, the humanitarian sector employs a growing ecosystem of digital technologies like biometric identification, transnational databases, and automated eligibility assessments.
Traumatic brain injury and the limits of regulatory science
This Australian Research Council-funded project explores how different forms of knowledge have contributed to the rise of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a health concern. In addition to looking at scientific and public health discourses, it examines approaches to regulating TBI among sport participants, military personnel, and survivors of intimate partner violence in Australia, Canada and the United States. The study illuminates how science and regulation reflect shifting beliefs about brain health, the mind and body and (injured) human agency.
Information, technology and control in a changing world
The collaborative project explores the interconnected ways in which the control of knowledge has become central to the exercise of political, economic and social power. The cumulative output of this project is a multidisciplinary volume. The anthology builds on the work of International Political Economy scholar Susan Strange and features experts from political science, anthropology, law, criminology, women’s and gender studies, and Science and Technology Studies.
Sociotechnical navigation and problem-solving during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic created huge changes to daily life around the world. Individuals had to acquire information, resources and services by navigating a number of issues, such as public health preventive measures, unexpected financial burdens, working and learning from home and changing access to healthcare services. With mundane routines and social networks disrupted, sociotechnical infrastructure became central to their functioning. How, then, did individuals and communities navigate these systems to acquire needed resources and accomplish everyday life tasks?