"The Muddy Waters Of The Sciences Of Artificial: The Struggles Of Software Development As An Academic Entrepreneur"
Feb 16, 2022 Schedule:
- Tea Time - Virtual ( Zoom)
- 03:00 to 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
- Colloquium - F2F ( 499 DSL) / Virtual ( Zoom)
- 03:30 to 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Herbert Simon once envisioned the “Sciences of the Artificial,” an area of research in which scientific findings are not treated as artifacts that do not change and are “contingent-not with how things are but with how they might be (Simon, 1981: ix).” As an academic, I discuss my journey into “Sciences of the Artificial” by creating the editing and writing platform, r3ciprocity.com. I discuss the challenges, pitfalls, and struggles of creating a private enterprise that is geared towards helping out academics, PhDs, and researchers within an academic environment. Participants in the seminar will develop particular and theoretical insights into academic entrepreneurship. I will discuss getting traction, tenure considerations, scaling, and possible institutional changes that would encourage academic entrepreneurship.
Keywords: Academia, Entrepreneurship, Building Software Platforms