Who Benefits? Pure Science Edition

The Objectivity of My Affection: Part 8

The “pure” sciences – sciences that exist primarily to tell us more about the world we live in – can be easily seen as apolitical. But as you probably suspect by now, they’re definitely not! How are the benefits of discovery-based science unequally distributed? Read on to find out.


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Objectivity Part 8 - Who Benefits

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Sophie Wang (aka shuf) is a second generation Chinese American invested in making science more equitable by opening up conversations around how it interacts with society. She sparks these conversations through multimedia forms ranging from comics to experiential exhibits, drawing from her postgrad training in Science, Technology, and Society and her many years making art of widely varying quality. In her free (radical) time, she recommends the Remembrance of Earth’s Past scifi series to strangers, watches an embarrassing amount of Dota 2, and does development work for nonprofits. You can follower her at @wangshuf.