May 19, 2023

Co-Director’s Article on Science and Technology Studies is Critical to Law and Technology

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In an article from TPL Co-Director Ryan Calo, The Scale and the Reactor, Calo illustrates how crucial Science and Technology Studies (STS) can be for law and technology. The article is featured in a journal by Woodrow Hartzog, and Hartzog gives a brief description of Calo’s arguments. According to Calo, denying STS from conversations about law and innovation prevents advancements and nuanced understanding between the two. He claims that law and technology have “[fallen] into some of the very traps STS grew up to avoid.” In his article, Calo also provides suggestions for the field of law and innovation to improve with Science and Technology Studies in mind.