New Course Combines Art and Engineering

COMS W4995-008 Interactive Stories with AR/AI, taught by Amir Baradaran is open to undergraduate and graduate students across the university. Students will experiment with the concept of art-based creative research where artists and engineers come together to create interactive stories … Continue reading


Center for Science and Society 2017-2018 Newsletter

The Center for Science and Society is pleased to present its End of Year Newsletter which includes information and reviews about Center activities in the 2018-2019 academic year and offers a preview of upcoming events in Fall 2018. The newsletter and our digital archive … Continue reading


Public Outreach Grants Awarded

The Center for Science and Society is pleased to award its first cycle of public outreach grants. These grants fund projects that have one or more of the following aims: — Help boost public understanding of societal concerns surrounding science, … Continue reading


Public Outreach Spotlight: Christopher Medina-Kirchner

2017-2018 has been a busy and successful academic year for the Center for Science and Society. This summer, we are producing a short newsletter series to celebrate and share all that we have accomplished! We hope you enjoyed our first issue … Continue reading


Books by Founding Director Pamela Smith Reissued

Pamela Smith’s The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution has just been reissued in paperback and electronic editions. Her The Business of Alchemy: Science and Culture in the Holy Roman Empire was also recently published in a second paperback … Continue reading


Research Cluster Spotlight: Science and Subjectivity

2017-2018 has been a busy and successful academic year for the Center for Science and Society. This summer, we are producing a short newsletter series to celebrate and share all that we have accomplished! We hope you enjoyed our first issue … Continue reading


Presidential Scholar Matteo Farinella Published in American Scientist

Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience Matteo Farinella wrote an article for the July-August 2018 issue of American Scientist, discussing the communicative power of comics in science. Continue reading


PSSN Scholar Andrew Goldman Publishes Paper and Featured in Columbia News

Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience Andrew Goldman has been published in the Psychology of Music journal. Alongside co-authors Tyreek Jackson (St. John’s University) and Paul Sajda (Columbia University), Andrew published “Improvisation experience predicts how musicians categorize musical structures.” Dr. … Continue reading


Seed Grant Spotlight: Ben Mylius

The Center for Science and Society is pleased to announce its 2018 Seed Grant recipients. Projects were awarded funding to support their proposals for research, events, conferences, and workshops on interdisciplinary topics in Science and Society. This year, the Center … Continue reading


Cluster Leader Robert Pollack Collaborates with American Folk Art Museum

Science and Subjectivity Cluster Leader Robert Pollack, along with Cluster Advisory Board Member Amy Pollack are collaborating with the American Folk Art Museum and participating in the “Exploring the Poetical Sciences: The Story of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock” symposium to be … Continue reading