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Can We Make it? Should We Make It?

Do you have an invention that could make the world a better place?

Can We Make It? Should We Make it? is a live, public event for inventors to showcase their creations. Submit your invention to be part of the show! If you are selected, you will get to present your invention live, on stage, to our panel of experts and get their feedback on your invention. Not an inventor? Come be part of the audience and participate in the show with our emoji-voting system which lets you decide Can We Make it? Should We Make It? alongside our experts!
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KickSTARter videos exploring ethics and the social construction of invention in the Star Trek Universe by Lea Cruz, Brooke Nelson, John Rudebeck, Daniel Santos, Ben Showard-Guerrero and Alyssa Henning.

Jan Cordillero Casillas

Jan Cordillero Casillas is a first year PhD Puerto Rican student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. He is currently a graduate fellow in the Urban Resilience to Extremes (UREx) working with the Governance and Scenario Planning team. Jan is interested in designing community-based information systems to empower communities to pursue decentralized governance strategy and planning, and help them increase community resilience

John Nelson

John Nelson is a doctoral student in ASU’s Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program.  His current work applies critical epistemology, the sociology of scientific knowledge, and small-scale deliberation design to questions of democratic science policy and pluralistic public narrative construction.

Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister is a former political activist pursuing a PhD in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology. Current obsessions include the tension between centralized systems and decentralized systems, building capacities to imagine and realize radical imaginations of the future, and the critical need to rethink technologies of governance. His ASU profile can be found at this link.

Elma Hajric

Elma Hajric is a Master of Science and Technology Policy candidate in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU with a background in human rights advocacy and international affairs. She is interested in the regulatory elements of emerging technologies and her current project is centered on the future regulation of non-medical implantable devices. Elma’s ASU Profile 

Steven Weiner

Steven Weiner is a Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. After working as an educator in both informal and formal learning settings, Steven became interested in understanding how technology can help shape, define, and change the cultures of educational organizations. His research focuses on efforts to institutionalize the grassroots sociotechnical practices promoted by the Maker Movement in schools, libraries, universities, and museums.

Lauren Withycombe Keeler

Lauren Withycombe Keeler is an Assistant Research Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. In her research and futures practice she works with governments, businesses and university leaders to help them think about the future and incorporate sustainability considerations into their long-term planning. She develops and implements a variety of futures methods including scenarios, and game-based, and experiential approaches like the Can We Make It? Should We Make It? show. Lauren’s iSearch profile can be found here.