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dc.contributor.authorFloyd, Julieten_US
dc.coverage.spatialBoston Universityen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-21T18:33:07Z
dc.date.available2018-03-21T18:33:07Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-20
dc.identifierhttp://livestream.com/accounts/3723851/events/5130679
dc.identifier.citationJ Floyd. 2016. "Introductory Philosophical Reflections, "Germs, Genes and GMO's: Has the Power of Social Media Disrupted Scientific Understanding", BU Conference, Division of Emerging Media." Available online: https://livestream.com/accounts/3723851/events/5130679
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/27838
dc.descriptionVideo of talk: https://livestream.com/accounts/3723851/events/5130679/videos/120333872
dc.description.abstractSocial media have dramatically increased the public’s voice in debates over the social consequences of scientific developments. Millions of heretofore uninvolved citizens have an opportunity to weigh-in on often complex and uncertain scientific questions in ways that are meaningful to themselves and their peers, and that affect the trajectory of debate as well as governmental support and regulations. To what extent has this development changed levels of social media users’ empowerment and participation, and how has it affected scientists who feel its effects? Has the quality of debate and policy outcomes improved? Are there unrecognized personal and professional costs? Do social media enhance or detract from public understanding and the advancement of knowledge? By examining three specific areas—genetic testing by individuals, user behaviors that affect antibiotic resistance and public policy concerning genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—speakers will offer views on these questions. Come hear Piper Below (U of TX Health Science Center at Houston), Kevin Folta (U of Florida), Dominique Broussard (U of Wisconsin), Annie Waldherr (Freie Universität Berlin) and others scientists and scholars share their insights concerning these questions.
dc.description.urihttps://livestream.com/accounts/3723851/events/5130679en_US
dc.titleIntroductory philosophical reflections, "Germs, Genes and GMO's: Has the Power of Social Media Disrupted Scientific Understanding", BU Conference, Division of Emerging Mediaen_US
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dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Philosophyen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-2916-4178 (Floyd, J)


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