Nanotech Database

Article Title:
Representations of Nanotechnology in Norwegian

Kj°lberg, Kamilla Lein

Journal Information:
Vol. 3, Num. 1


This paper eschews scholarly journals to look at newspapers and use this medium to determine the increasing interest in nanotechnology in Norway, as well as the desire for public participation. The author actually finds the coverage of nanoscience and nanotechnology to be problematic, in that the tropes of these two as positive, as important to the future and as under control only serve to convince the public that participation in the discourse over the subject is unnecessary on their part. In order for nanotechnology to flourish in Norway, the author finds it important for public participation to take place for nano S&T, be it spontaneous or arranged, up-, mid- or downstream, it is a good start to call for a joint effort between responsible natural scientists, ELSAresearchers, nano-ethicists, as well as aware journalists and other voices to present a broader range of stories and representations.