Technological Imaginaries – The Society for Philosophy and Technology Conference
Organised by: The Society for Philosophy and Technology
Technologies are more than their mechanical parts. Technologies are moving entities, moulded by surrounding social movement beliefs, individual and collective, implicit and explicit. As The Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) puts it:
“Technologies are entangled in symbolic forms of a social and cultural nature […] contributing to the construction of new worldviews and new forms of life”.
In their upcoming conference titled “Technological Imaginaries”, SPT are inviting you to join them for 2 days to consider the role of technology in social life and social change based on the notion of technological imaginaries, which is a means for us to look at technologies differently, looking past their mechanical components and placing them in a wider setting behind the lens of “nature and matter, but also language, images, ideas, institutions, symbols, and dreams”.
From keynotes from high esteemed professors within the field of Philosophy, and Science and Technology Studies to panel discussions such as “Ethics of/in Technology – processes, procedures and contexts, from AI to Nanos”, where representatives from the H2020 projects SIENNA, NANOFABNET and TechEthos will be discussing how we can begin to expand technological innovation within the field of artificial Intelligence to nanotechnologies. In particular, ensuring these topics are no longer confined within a community of experts and specialists and instead opened up for critical reflection and discussion to communities of users, novices and citizens. The SPT conference is not one to miss. Registrations are now open.