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Gene Rochlin, professor emeritus, Energy & Resources Group

Gene Rochlin

Gene I. Rochlin is professor emeritus in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. Retrained in social and political science, his research interests include science, technology and society; cultural and cognitive studies of complex socio-technical operations; the politics and policy of energy and environmental matters; and the broader cultural, organizational and social implications and consequences of science and technology.

Rochlin's book Trapped in the Net, recipient of the 1999 Don K. Price Award from the American Political Science Association, examined the risks of growing dependency on computerized operation of socio-technical systems ranging from market trading to military affairs. He continues to take an interest in that subject.

Posts by Gene Rochlin

10-28-14Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Flying blind(ly) into the future
10-3-14Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Why is an iPod like a Model T Ford?
9-18-14Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Beware of Geeks Bearing Grifts
8-14-14Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Flying blind(ly) into the future