Science Technology and Society

My presentations:
  • Constructing a Bridge(Module 1 Presentation)
  • Religion and Science(Module 2 Paper)
  • How to become a Scientist(Module3 Presentation)-html
  • How to become a Scientist(Module3 Presentation)-flash
  • My Submissions:
  • Response Paper to Visions of STS
  • Social effects of Internet Diffusion in Turkey
  • Speed Bump for Module 4
  • Japanese Case

  • What is STS?:
    I am studying Master of Art under this program (start September 2002 - continue). The Masters degree "Society, Science and Technology in Europe" aims to develop informational resources, analytical skills and conceptual frameworks for researchers and students in technological change and innovation. The course is designed to provide post-graduate training for academics of all backgrounds: social scientists, engineers and human scholars. The Masters course is based on active participation by people from industry and engineering, policy-makers and academia from all over Europe. The approach is inter-disciplinary, based on recent results from research at the frontiers of modern studies of science/technology and economy/society. The course aims to apply such research to the social and economic analysis of innovation, to strategic decision-making and management of sciences and (new) technologies, to ethical issues in sciences and technology, and to political and cultural analysis of modern science- and technology-based societies.
    I have taken the following modules:
    Module 1 (Introduction to STS)-Dr. Hacer Ansal:
    The first module discusses different conceptualisations of the relationships between society, science and technology. Furthermore, attention is given to some of the important challenges facing Europe today.
  • Three faces of Technological Determinism
  • Systems Approach - Hughes
  • Module 2 (History of Science Technology and Society)-Dr. Chirstoph K. Neumann, Kostas Gavroglu:
    The second module offers an historical overview, with focus on the major technological transitions and scientific developments which have shaped modern Europe.
    My Favorite Books:
  • Dorinda Outramís book The Enlightenment
  • The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922 by Donald Quataert
  • Lever of Riches by Joel Mokyr
  • Module 3 (Science and Technology in the making)-Dr. Jesica Mesman:
    The third module discusses the production of scientific knowledge and technology, and their institutional settings, such as the laboratory.
    My Favorite Books:
  • Beamtimes and lifetimes. The world of high energy physicists. by Traweek, S. (1988).
  • The golem. What everyone should know about science. by Collins, Harry, and Trevor Pinch. (1993).
  • Researching Society and Culture. by Seale, Clive (ed.) (1998).
  • Module 4 (Politics of knowledge)- Dr. Mark Shields:
    The fourth module presents a spatial perspective on the economics and politics of science and technology, in the context of globalisation, localisation and regulation.
    Module 5 (Economics of knowledge)Dr. Hacer Ansal:
    The fifth module addresses aspects of science and technology policy and related ethical, intellectual and philosophical issues.
    refer to ESST homepage for details