10-year grant for Ethics of Disruptive Technologies

Happy to announce that we received a very large grant from the Dutch ‘Gravitation’ program, for a 10-year research project on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies. Goal is to investigate how new technologies (digital, brain, bio, environmental) affect society, nature and the human being, and require radically new ethical concepts and frameworks.

Principal Investigators are Philip Brey (Twente, coordinator), Ibo van de Poel (TU Delft), Sabine Roeser (TU Delft), Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht University), Wijnand IJselsteijn (TU Eindhoven) and myself. Many researchers collaborate in the project, not only from these four universities but also from Wageningen University & Research, Leiden University, and the University Medical Center Utrecht.

More information in this press release.

Autonomy in Digital Society: Stockholm, Nov 7 2019

Upcoming Digital Human Sciences Conference: Autonomy in Digital Society

Keynote speakers: Richard Grusin (Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Peter-Paul Verbeek (Professor of Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente)

November 7, 2019, 9 am–4 pm, Aula Magna, Stockholm University
Contact: sonya.petersson@arthistory.su.se
More information: http://dhv.dsv.su.se/konferenser/#

Preliminary Program

9:00–9:15        Introduction
9:15–10:15      Richard Grusin, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
10:15–10:45    Coffee
10:45–11:10    Danielle Drozdzewski, PhD, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University
11:10–11:35    Jonas Stier, Professor of Sociology at Mälardalen University; Professor of Intercultural Studies, Dalarna University
11:35–12:00    Natasha Webster, PhD, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm   University, and Qian Zhang, PhD, Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University
12:00–13:00    Lunch
13:00–14:00  Peter-Paul Verbeek, Professor of Philosophy of Technology, University of Twente
14:00–14:30    Coffee
14:30–14:55    Stanley Greenstein, PhD, Department of Law, Stockholm University
14:55–15:20    Mona Blåsjö, Professor of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm     University
15:20–15:45    Jonas Andersson Schwarz, PhD, Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University
15:45–16:00    Discussion: Autonomy in Digital Society/The future of Digital Human Sciences
16:00–16:15    Concluding Remarks

(Dutch:) Ik, Robot – 21 t/m 25 oktober 2019

De Internationale School voor Wijsbegeerte in Leusden organiseert een cursusweek over de relaties tussen mens en robot, van 21 t/m 25 oktober 2019. Docenten zijn Jos de Mul, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Jan Broersen, Monica Meijsing, Bas Testerink, Erno Eskens, Marthe Kerkwijk en vele anderen. De gespreksleiding is in handen van Ton Maas. Meer informatie en aanmelden: https://isvw.nl/activiteit/ik-robot/