New article on moral mediation and design ethics, aiming to strengthen the basis of designing for values by relating it to philosophy of technology. The article starts by discussing several theories to understand technology-induced value mediation: mediation approach, technology assessment methods, and types of value change. It then connects these theories to design practice by … Continue reading Just out in Design Issues: “Values that Matter: A New Method to Design and Assess Moral Mediation of Technology”
Dec 9 2021: keynote at conference 'Senses&Sensibility21: Designing Next Genera(c)t!ions', Bari (Italy). More information: https://senses2021.unidcom-iade.pt/program/
Dec 16 2021: "Techno-topology: Interculturality and the Technological Mediation of Place". Keynote lecture at PLATIAL’21: International Symposium on Platial Information Science: http://platial21.platialscience.net
For World Philosophy Day 2021 (Nov 18) we are organizing an intercultural philosophical relay race with speakers from all over the planet. Initiated by the UNESCO World Commission for the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST), the International Bioethics Commission (IBC), and the Dutch national commission for UNESCO. More information: https://events.unesco.org/event?id=2216203644&lang=1033.
Oct 20 - 21 there will be an international seminar on bioethics and the pandemic, organized by the UNESCO chair in bioethics at the University of Bouaké, including presentations of the joint statements of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the World Commission for Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST) on vaccines as public goods, … Continue reading International Seminar on Bioethics and COVID-19, Ivory Coast (Oct 20-21, 2021)
A fully revised and expanded edition of our free online course in philosophy of technology and design will start Oct 4. In 4 weeks of 4 hours study load each, you will get a crash course in the ethics and philosophy of technology and design, with an extra week on Artificial Intelligence. More information and … Continue reading Free Online Course: revised and expanded
Met de Universiteit van Nederland maakte ik een mini-college over de ethiek van kunstmatige intelligentie, de toekomst van het menselijke denken, en het belang van begeleidingsethiek. Luister via: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Iiovw7n9d7V1PqDNq5rgV?si=9v_CU4qIRc6Ok2NUAOAVVg&dl_branch=1
Just published in BioSocieties : 'Braining' psychiatry - an investigation into how complexity is managed in the practice of neuropsychiatric research. New article with Bas de Boer and Hedwig te Molder, on the role of imaging technologies in neuropsychiatric research. See https://doi.org/10.1057/s41292-021-00242-8.
UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) and the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) call policy makers to address ethical issues involved in COVID-19 Certificates and Vaccine Passports. It is crucial that COVID-19 Certificates and Vaccine Passports are not designed, implemented nor used as a privilege and should not infringe freedom … Continue reading UNESCO’s Ethics Commissions publish statement on the Ethics of COVID passports
July 5, 10:00 - 11:00 Dutch time: webcast ‘Citizen Participation for Smart Nation Governance‘, NTU Singapore & DesignLab University of Twente. More information: https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/nisth/2021/06/15/citizen-science/