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Technology and globalisayion are profoundly changing the world of employment. A wide range of opportunities and challenges are shaping the way work is organised, job quality, and the demand for knowledge and skills, with often profound effects on income distribution and inequality. Transformations in companies, education and training systems, public policy design, and modes of participation of citizens are constantly required. INGENIO analyses the determinants, processes and socio-economic consequences of these transformations.

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The Effects of Innovation on Well-being: An Agent-based Model
14/09/2023 Fulvio Castellacci - TIK Centre, University of Oslo

Innovation affects human well-being in a complex variety of ways. The field of innovation studies has typically focused on the positive economic impacts that new technologies have on well-being through income growth and consumption dynamics, and often neglected a variety of other non-economic and negative effects. This paper presents an agent-based model (ABM) of innovation and well-being that seeks to combine economic and non-economic impacts, positive as well as negative, within a comprehensive conceptual framework.

Temporary Rivers: Management Tools for Climate Change Adaptation
02/06/2023 Paolo Vezza - Politecnico di Torino

Temporary rivers (TRs) are defined as watercourses that may dry up for some period of time within the year. At the global scale, TRs represent more than 50% of the world’s river network, demonstrating that non-perennial rivers are the rule rather than the exception on Earth. In addition, TRs are becoming more and more common in this era due to the combined effect of climate change and increasing water demand. TRs have been overlooked by hydrologists. Most freshwater science has been focused on the management and conservation of perennial rivers (i.e., rivers that continuously flow).

Geeks, Robots, and Grand Challenges: Prototyping collective identity within an emerging autonomous vehicle field
25/05/2023 Chris Hayter - Arizona State University School of Public Affairs

The recent emergence of an autonomous vehicle (AV) industry in the U.S. has been attributed primarily to the 2004-2007 DARPA Grand Challenges, three competitions during which teams constructed robots to transverse a desert racecourse (2004-2005) and complete a series of simulated urban driving scenarios (2007).

The ambiguous role of science and technology in Marvel superhero comics: From their ‘Golden Age’ to the present-day
23/03/2023 Alessandro Muscio - University of Foggia

Science and Technology (S&T) is a key aspect of superhero comic books. Comics reach a vast audience and are rife with scientific references. They represent a valuable resource for communicating the value of science in popular culture. The Marvel universe has evolved exponentially since its birth in 1939, breaking into the cinema industry and reaching new audiences. However, a glance at some popular Marvel characters raises some concern about the part played by S&T in superhero stories and the debatable effects of S&T on superhero characters.

Propuesta de un modelo de medición del bienestar en proyectos de relacionamiento de la universidad con la sociedad
26/05/2022 Maria Mercedes Corral Strassmann - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

Con esta contribución se propone una reflexión y los primeros insumos para una posible batería de indicadores que permitan la medición del impacto social de las diversas actividades de relacionamiento de la universidad, independientemente de si las actividades vienen de extensión, investigación o docencia.

The Creative Destruction of Artificial Intelligence: Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Areas
28/04/2022 Dongmiao Zhang - University of Utrecht

This paper investigates the impact of artificial intelligence on the creative destruction of economic activities in U.S. metropolitan areas. We theorize that the impact of AI is unevenly distributed across regions and that its local impacts can be estimated using variation in exposure to Artificial Intelligence patents. We use a newly constructed dataset linking patents, American Community Survey and O*NET data for 2009-2019 in the U.S.. Preliminary results show that the current development of the U.S.

¿Educación para la transformación? Repensando la educación desde las cosmovisiones indígenas
05/11/2021 Nemonte Nenquimo - Coordinadora General del Consejo de Comunidades Waorani de Pastaza

Entre las vulneraciones que los waorani del Ecuador han sufrido se evidenció una brecha educativa en alrededor de 400 niños y niñas de 20 comunidades en el territorio ancestral sin acceso a internet y luz eléctrica permanente. Esto provocó una reacción por parte de las organizaciones de base de los waorani, quienes conciben a la educación como mecanismo de desarrollo y de incorporación a la sociedad nacional. Por lo que decidieron impulsar un proyecto de educación propia, liderado por Nemonte Nenquimo, ganadora del Goldman Environmental Prize.

La Investigación-Acción Participativa en pueblos indígenas de reciente contacto
04/11/2021 Gabriela Duque Orozco - INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)

La Investigación-Acción Participativa (IAP) es un camino para generar ciencia útil, pues permite la reflexión crítica colectiva de las necesidades y potencialidades de los grupos humanos involucrados. Genera espacios de diálogo propositivos para los entornos donde se desarrolla. En el caso de los territorios habitados por pueblos indígenas de reciente contacto, la IAP pretende responder a la necesidad constante de involucrar adecuadamente a los actores sociales o participantes en los procesos investigativos, sobre todo cuando se trata de contextos vulnerables.

Academic artists’ engagement and commercialisation
21/01/2021 Joaquín María Azagra Caro - Ingenio (CSIC-UPV)

Academic artists are researchers who create artistic work. They form part of the cultural life of cities and contribute to welfare not only trough research but also through art. They may commercialise their art, or use it to engage into scientific knowledge diffusion.