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Articles Tagged: Sustainability

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SECTION: Features

Integrating people-centered and planet-centered design

Exploring the many approaches and issues involved in developing technologies for wellbeing---from including environmental concerns to building long-lasting, transdisciplinary partnerships both inside and beyond the academy.

By Xuhai Xu, September 2021

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DEPARTMENT: Back

Toxicity caused by computing

By Kun Jin, September 2021

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COLUMN: INIT

Computing and sustainability

By Yingfei Wang, June 2021

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DEPARTMENT: Milestones

The amalgamation of technology and sustainability

By Manandeep, June 2021

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SECTION: Features

Scaling biodiversity monitoring for the data age

Technological advances have made it possible to collect massive amounts of biodiversity data. How can analysis efforts keep up?

By Sara Beery, June 2021

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An upcycled IoT

An upcycled approach uses everyday objects as design material for IoT systems by enabling users to make their "dumb" objects "smart." Adopting this approach, IoT Codex realizes a new socially informed, context-aware computing and end-user programming.

By Kristin Williams, Jessica Hammer, Scott E. Hudson, June 2021

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Envisioning alternative relationships with the environment through computational design

Climate change is one symptom reflecting a larger problem of how we humans view ourselves as separate from the environment. How can computation and design help us expand our perception so we can better attend to the natural world?

By Malika Khurana, June 2021

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Making with a sustainable purpose

This interview presents insights into Dr. Mauriello's research projects in user-centered design to promote energy literacy within residential households.

By Jiayi Li, Karan Ahuja, June 2021

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An interview with Owen McCall from TREECYCLE

Is cryptocurrency necessarily energy-consuming? Can we use blockchain to facilitate sustainable development? This interview presents insights into an investment project rooted in sustainability, bridging finance and ecology.

By Jiayi Li, Yingfei Wang, June 2021

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The environmental impact of research communities

As sustainability chairs for key computing conferences, we explore the environmental impact of research conferences, reflect on the complexities of making physical and virtual conferences sustainable, and discuss the environmental consequences of computing research itself.

By Kristin Williams, Bridget Kane, Chris Clarke, Kelly Widdicks, June 2021

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DEPARTMENT: Pointers

Can technology save our earth?

By Tejas Morkar, June 2021

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COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Three wishes for the future of devices

By Diane Golay, September 2019

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What is the role of a computer scientist in shaping a sustainable future?

SECTION: Features

What is the role of a computer scientist in shaping a sustainable future?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the warnings of a disrupted climate system, from melting ice caps to species extinction. But the problems are so far removed, and so large, we often wonder what does this have to do with our work as computer scientists?

By Elina Eriksson, October 2018

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3-D printing: green or not?

3-D printing: green or not?

3-D printing could herald new advances in sustainable production, that is, so long as it does not become a sustainability hazard itself.

By David Rejeski, April 2016

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