Search by tag «Science and Technologies in Society» 5 results

  • Fundamental Holography: ITMO Researchers Develop Method for Printing Holograms in Color

    Scientists from ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster developed a method for printing holograms in color in a project supported by the Russian Science Foundation. At the core of the method are volume Bragg gratings, special films with reflecting properties. The proposed technology is extremely simple and doesn’t require any costly equipment. At the same time it has the potential to help produce full color holograms even on a regular printer. This project is a result of collaboration with Krypten, a scientific production organization specializing in optical protection for banknotes, documents, and trademarks. 


  • What’s Next for the Self-Driving Cars Market?

    Why doesn’t it make any sense to call the future’s smart vehicles “self-driving”, “autonomous”, or even “cars”? This and other questions were covered by Andrey Kuznetsov, who has a PhD in sociology, in his recent lecture titled “Fear and Fascination in the World of Self-Driving Cars: What Will Merging IT and Automotive Industry Lead to?”. ITMO.NEWS presents the main keynotes.


  • Campbell’s Law: Why Smart Technologies Don’t Always Make Life Better

    In economics and politics, Campbell’s law has been considered a classic one for a long time. Nikolay Rudenko, a research associate at the Center for Science and Technology Studies of the European University at St. Petersburg  and a lecturer in ITMO’s Science and Technologies in Society Master’s program, talked about this law, its application to the implementation of technologies, and the reasons why it doesn’t always go smoothly. 


  • Science Communication, Digital Humanities, and Art & Science: Master’s Programs at ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership.

    A focus on an innovative approach to learning helps ITMO University respond to modern challenges and fulfill international standards of education and research. In recent years, the university has become a key platform for interdisciplinary research that combines IT, humanities, biotechnologies, and art. For those who still associate the name ITMO only with programming, robotics, and photonics, we present an overview of programs that have no rival anywhere in Russia.


  • “Science and Technologies in Society” Master’s Program: Why and How Do Researchers Study Labs and Startups?

    The Master’s program Science and Technologies in Society is currently in its first year of operation at ITMO University. We’ve spoken to Andrei Kuznetsov, one of the program’s tutors, an associate professor at ITMO University and a researcher at the STS (Science and Technology Studies) Center of the European University at St. Petersburg, to find out why scientists study science, who pays for it, and what amazing discoveries have already been made in this peculiar field.