Michal is a graduate student in the Science, Technology and Society program. She holds a BA in Mathematics and Cognitive Studies from Tel Aviv University. Michal has been involved in the software industry for many years, previously in the Israeli army and today in the financial sector. She lives in Shoham, is married to Sagi and is the mother of Gali, Omri and Shachar. Michal loves to learn and is especially interested in the complex relations between society and technology, especially in Israeli society
A PPE (Philosophy, Political Science and Economy) undergraduate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Deeply intrigued by the ways technology influences society and its members. In particular, the ways by which the combination of media and technology effects our choices, ambitions and lifelong aspirations.
Besides studying at the STS program at BIU, Shay is a senior project manager at the global information and research firm ADKIT. In the framework of his position he conduct researches dealing, among others, with the variety of aspects in which technology and innovation are implemented in various sectors and industries.
Limor is a PhD student at Bar Ilan University. She is interested in the interactions between the human and the natural world.
Limor holds a MA from the Hebrew University in the discipline of environmental management and planning where her research topic revolved around about the environmental hydrological aspects during the settlement at the Mandatory period (hydrology ,naturality and human aspects).
Limor holds another MA from Tel Aviv University in discipline of labor studies. She researched the relationship between the trade union and proletariat at the mandatory period in Israel’s history.
Limor has more than 15 years experience in Business development and management consulting with special expertise in family corporate companies.
A PhD student at the graduate program in science, technology and society. I am fascinated with the simple – yet still not that common – idea that our society is not only "ours", i.e. – humans, but composed of human as well as non-human entities. Most notably I am interested with the moments or incidents that this fact reveals: when the human and non-human clashes, collides, and change one another.
Apart from my studies I am also a political activist, and take part in struggles and campaigns for equality and workers rights, social justice, peace and LGBT rights.
MA in Cultural Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. My thesis
BA in Philosophy and in Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University
Avivit Dolev is a PhD student at the Science, Technology and Society program at Bar-Ilan.
Avivit works with children and youth as a school psychologist in a private clinic. She specializes in depression and anxiety disorders. She has also worked as an economic counsellor for small
businesses and beforehand worked almost a decade as a computer programmer and
Avivit received her Master of Science (MSc) from the Faculty of education in Science and Technology at the Technion. Her thesis focused on facilitating and deterring factors regarding integration of study and work among students.
She also holds an MA in Social-Occupational-Organizational psychology from Ariel university, BA in
Psychology from Haifa university, and a BA in Management and Economy from the Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo .
My main interest lies in the way we observe and understand natural phenomena. I researched the way Goethe worked in science, and the philosophy of phenomenology. I am currently working on a PhD. thesis on the contribution of Joshua Margolin to the advancement of natural sciences in Israel under the British Mandate, 1917-1947.
In the last 20 years I am mostly into teaching the natural sciences to children, youth and teacher students, and instructing field trips and observations in natural phenomena. My first degree is from The Hebrew University, Faculty of Agriculture, from 1984. I finished my second degree in Haifa University in 2009. My thesis title was: "Trust, Organizational Learning, and Distributed Leadership as Predictors of Student Achievement: A Time-lagged Investigation".
As a graduate of Media Studies in Sapir College (Cum Laude), Yahav is interested in psychedelics as a medium, constructed as any other technology. Part of this construction is the formation of local knowledge regarding safe and beneficial use, mainly revolving around harm reduction initiatives at festivals, in which she is both a volunteer and a researcher. Founder of the Israel chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and of Toda'a Raba, the first Psychedelic Podcast in Hebrew. Her day job is Community Manager of Koolulam, a social musical initiative centered around mass singing events in an effort to unite people around music.
Ph.D. candidate in Science, Technology and Society at Bar-Ilan University
Research title – Happiness in Demand: The Co-production of Happy People, Happy Organizations and Happy States (Estimated end of 2018) – Instructors Prof. Noah Efron (Bar Ilan), Prof. Natasha Dow Schull (NYU)
M.A Columbia University, New York in Organizational Psychology – joint studies with the business school, focus on Change and Consultation and Group Dynamics
B.A Bar Ilan University in psychology and Comparative Literature
VP Human Resources, Organizational Consultant, Start up founder infrastructure consultant
I ultimately aim to offer a socio-technological account of knowledge and provide a theoretical framework of analysis for scholars who engage with knowledge generation and dissemination. The dissertation I am writing is formulated in the discourse of mainstream social epistemology and is situated at the intersections of philosophy of science, analytic philosophy of technology, traditional epistemology, and science, technology, and society.
I argue that our common and accepted theory of knowledge is limited when it comes to explaining how knowledge is obtained from technologies. The reason, I show, is based in the inevitable anthropocentric nature of socio-epistemic theory and concepts, such as authority, trust, and testimony. Based on available empirical findings and novel philosophical arguments, I offer a way to avoid these theoretical limitations, without deviating from traditional analysis of knowledge. I do so by taking into considerations some social and technical roles technologies play in knowledge-related processes. These processes are exemplified in dissemination and generation of knowledge in distributed systems, by both human and non-human (i.e. technological artifacts) agents. These days I'm applying my suggested framework on natural language interacting algorithms and (the much different) blockchain infrastructure. I currently harvest insights about the social role trust plays in algorithmic information dissemination processes.
Hello, my name is Ariel Galil (Galula). From my childhood I was very curios about science and philosophy of the natural world and the Human mind. I also liked to play and tinker with technology, mostly computers, smartphones and internet platforms.
Is the last decade I'm teaching Science and Technology in mid-school and Biology high-school. I also the founder and the maintainer of שעלבִּיו, a site to my students and קהילת סימביוזה in Facebook, a group to and collaborate teachers, scientists and science-writers to work together.
You can meet a version of me and also remains of my past thoughts in Facebook.
A B.Sc. in biology and MBA graduate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Chen is interested in exploring new economic models that lead to a “sustainable prosperity” of life on earth by re-examining the concept of economical growth through an “ecosystem view” combined with a return to the philosophical origins of the economics profession.
In his other life, Chen is a strategic consultant for healthcare and biotech startups, helping them mold their identity on the way to developing life changing innovation.
Jonathan is a M.A. student. He has a B.Sc. in biology and philosophy from Tel Aviv University. His main academic interests currently are biopolitics, military-society relations and how technology is reshaping journalism and the media.
I have a BA in natural science from the open university, and MA in "biological thought" philosophy and history of biology. my main interest is researching the attitude of religions towards the Darwinian theory of evolution and islam in particular.
Meir Klein is a PhD candidate at BIU-STS, where he previously completed his M.A. thesis. His research examines issues of science and religion from a biographic perspective, focusing on how prominent rabbinic figures construct the discourse and meet philosophical and social challenges. Between 2013-2015 Meir has co-founded and coordinated alongside Dr. Rachel Pear (an STS alumnus) a young researchers' forum on science and religion at the Van Leer Jerusalem institute. Together with Dr. Dov Berger (another graduate of our program), Rachel and Meir run an initiative aimed to bring into awareness the multifaceted Jewish response to Darwinian Evolution. Meir lives in Tekoa, Gush Etzion with his wife Leah and their 6 kids.
Anat Koren is an MA student in the Program in Science, Technology and Society. She has 17 years of experience working as a manager in the field of human resources and organizational development in global high tech corporations.
As part of her role she is constantly occupied with the question of the impact of technologies in the workplace and the role of knowledge in shaping managing the challenges of technological change. She is interested in interrogating the types of capabilities which will need to appear in order to keep pace with shifting technological realities.
MA in Sociology, Specializing in Organizational Behavior , Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
BA in Sociology Anthropology and International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
I'm a social-science researcher at OMILAB- The Open Media and Information Lab at the Open University of Israel, Where I take part in Big-Data Research and computational sociology in the subject of political discourse analysis. I also work at The Israeli Democracy Institute as a member of The Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research.
My research interests include Sociology of Knowledge, web archives, discourse analysis and computational methodologies.
My Sociology and Anthropology graduate degree is from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. My thesis dissertation is on public intervention of academics in Israel.
My Sociology, political science and international relationships undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) is from The Open University of Israel.
Awigail Mayer holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design from The Technical University of Delft.
The topic of her thesis was the optimization of the production of a drainage tube using finite element method. Awigail holds a second Master’s degree in Art therapy from Haifa University.
She has worked in several different fields ranging from interior design, illustrations and currently art therapy. She is interested in the meeting point of art, therapy and technology, intrigued by how they influence
each other, how they can be integrated and what the boundaries are of each discipline.
Noa completed her BA in Communications and Management from the College of Management and pursued her master’s degree in Interactive telecommunications at NYU. After years of working in the industry in creating interactive content, including the development of games and original interactive content for HBO, Noa returned to Israel and started working for Noga Communications . In Noga Communications Noa established the interactive portal on television and has created an innovative interactive television program for children. Later Noa joined the Interdisciplinary Ceneter in Herzliya to establish the Media Innovation Lab (miLAB) in the school of Communication. Noa manages the lab as well as teaches BA students how to create innovative technological human centered interactions. Noa's research focuses on the Makers' movement and their use of personal digital fabrication tools.
Vered is a PhD student in the STS program at Bar Ilan university. Her research concerns the forming of psychiatric knowledge and bio-medical technologies, mainly psychotropic medications, and the ways in which these are being experiences and understood in everyday life. The study explores issues relating to the construction of the self in context with relation to the history of psychiatry.
She holds an MA degree in sociology and anthropology from Tel Aviv University. Her thesis looked at the emergence of ethno-class feminism during the early 1990s in HILA - a minority educational organization that works to increase parental participation in education as means to combat inequality. The research explored grassroots strategies to overcome divisions between hostile groups.
My name is Noga Perry, I live in Tel-Aviv, married to Effy and mother of Eyal, Inbal and Raz. I hold B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.
After graduation, I have started to work in high-tech companies. Starting as a software developer and moved during the years to executive management positions in both small companies as well as managing Israeli Sites of big corporates.
Today I am involved in few startups as a mentor, advisor and consultant. I also mentor and help social business entrepreneurs.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a master's degree in business administration from Tel-Aviv University. Also I had attended CIO Leadership program at Insead University.
Meta Data Management – A System for Data Administration. June 1989, IEEE Computer Society.
Network Management and Control in Banking Environment. October 1994, Guide & Share Europe.
My field of interest – patterns of technological revolutions.
Yanay is consultant and expert in training, organizational learning, e-learning, knowledge management and performance improvement. He also focuses on innovation, learning, and groundbreaking learning technology. A recognized thought leader in his field, he speaks to audiences around the world.
Yanay holds an M.A. degree in social psychology from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. degree in psychology. His M.A. thesis studied psychology of deception and he has published additional articles on learning technologies.
With more than 18 years of experience, Yanay works in a number leading positions in the L&D industry, And is a faculty member in the HIT Learning Technology Department.
I am as interested as I am confused by how we measure, feel, and make time. A focal point of this curiosity is the intersection of digital media and rhythm.
I really enjoy picking apart any sort of symbol. I also play jazz drums.
Similar to my current academic interests, I’ve applied my background in computer science across diverse and wide-ranging fields. I am currently working with the UC Davis Cramer Lab, running molecular dynamics simulations of nitrogenase, an enzyme crucial for biological nitrogen fixation, on NERSC supercomputers.