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Nanoscale Science and Technology Website Launched

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The NSF-funded Societal Dynamics of Nanoscale Science and Technology: Media Representations of Nanotechnology website was launched today, representing work by members of the Studio to national and international technology audiences.

The NSF-funded Societal Dynamics of Nanoscale Science and Technology: Media Representations of Nanotechnology website (at http://nano.eserver.org/) was launched today, representing work by members of the Studio for New Media to national and international audiences in science and technology.

The site consists of a detailed database which reports on the public representation of nanoscale science and technology (NST) in North American written popular media from 1986-2000. Using “narrative” as the gross unit of analysis, the site's objective is to determine how media narratives have depicted NST.

The database was created by an undergraduate research team in the Department of Communication & Media at Clarkson University, under the supervision of Professor Brenton Faber. Research assistants have included Justin MacKinnon, Margaret Petroccione, Adrienne Povero, and Romana Semouchtchak. Technical interface was built by Justin Leider at Clarkson and Geoff Sauer at Iowa State University. The site is hosted by the EServer, based in the Studio, so the visitors to this website will be receiving content served directly from the Studio for New Media. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0423400.

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