MAPPING CONTROVERSIES is a website dedicated to students and researchers working on scientific and technological controversies. It is designed as part of the project MACOSPOL (Mapping controversies in science and technology for politics) a EU project. This collaborative platform is tested for teaching purposes by the DEMOSCIENCE consortium for students.
This class was first created by Bruno Latour at ENSMP, then later developed at Sciences-Po and at MIT. This year, Oxford University and EPFL will join the Demoscience Consortium. The resources on this website were collected by Verena Paravel with the support of Macospol and Demoscience. Macospol is funded by the European Commission under the seventh Framework Programme. Demoscience is supported by the MIT Alumni Class Funds.
A STS course "Mapping Controversies" is taught simultaneously in 7 institutions (MIT in USA, Sciences-Po and Ecole des Mines in France, Oxford University and Manchester University in England, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland and University of Sao Paulo in Brazil). Students will learn how to map a current techno-scientific controversy and will present it on a public website. The best students websites will be rewarded and students will be encouraged to collaborate and share ideas with other international teams.