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| Posted on June 8, 2023

Journal of Human-Technology Relations is launched

The Journal of Human-Technology Relations (JHTR) is an electronic open-access journal that investigates human-technology relations from a wide variety of disciplines. Technologies have come to play a central role in human lives and societies, which calls for an interdisciplinary approach to study them. JHTR thus welcomes high-quality submissions from all disciplines relevant to study...

| Posted on May 15, 2023

New blog series started: Responsible Innovation

The blog team has started a new blog series. This series is a collaboration between the 4TU.Ethics graduate school and blog team. As final assignment of the course Responsible Research and Innovation, PhDs had to write a blog about a subject of the course. From these blogs, a few were selected for publication. You...

| Posted on March 7, 2023

First interview of ‘Ethics beyond academia’ posted

The first interview of a new blog series called ‘Ethics beyond academia’ has been posted. Given the diversity of ethical practice in the past, in this blog series, we would like to offer a wider view of how ethical expertise finds application and is expressed outside of the purely academic field today. We want...

| Posted on January 19, 2023

First interview with 4TU.Ethics alumnus

Eliana Bergamin, the 4TU.Ethics alumnus coordinator, has interviewed Shannon Spruit who has started her own company after receiving her PhD at TU Delft. The blog team has turned this interview into a blog, which you can read here. This is the first interview in a series of interviews with 4TU.Ethics alumni....

| Posted on January 6, 2023

4TU.Ethics Alumni network started

The 4TU.Ethics alumni network, which had a pilot in 2021, is now really getting started. Read all about it in this blog. The alumni coordinator is Eliana Bergamin. She can be reached at ...

| Posted on December 9, 2022

Vacancy: Copy editor blog team

The 4TU Independent blog is looking for members of the 4TU community who would like to participate in the editorial team. Primarily, our blog needs a copy editor who support with copy editing submitted blog posts and minor tasks within the publication process. This vacancy is primarily targeted at proficient English speakers or native speakers....

| Posted on November 23, 2022

Kick-off 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge

The next seven months, the 4TU.Responsible Sustainability Challenge (4TU.RSC) is taking place, an initiative of three centres of the 4TU.Federation: 4TU.High-Tech Materials, 4TU.Energy and 4TU.Ethics & Technology. It is an Honours track intended for motivated and talented master students from the four Technical Universities. Using a Challenge Based Learning approach, they will work with industrial partners, researchers,...

| Posted on October 28, 2022

Blog team has interviewed scientific director Marcel Verweij

The blog team has interviewed 4TU.Ethics scientific director Marcel Verweij. They have asked him a broad variety of questions about his vision of 4TU.Ethics in terms of its research agenda and its educational role, about possible public outreach of the 4TU.Ethics, and even took him back to when he was a PhD himself. Marcel...

| Posted on October 5, 2022

New blog series posted: “Philosophies of Technology” Series

The blog team has posted a new blog series. It is the result of the Philosophies of Technology course. The best blogs that were written during that course are now published. You can find the introduction to this blog series here. You can find the various blog posts here: The power of the human...

| Posted on July 25, 2022

Call for Papers: Special issue on “Robot rights”

If “robot rights” sounds like something out of science fiction, there is a good reason for this. Unlike artificial intelligence (AI), which originated during planning for a scientific workshop held at Dartmouth College in the summer of 1956, robots are the product of fiction, specifically Karel Čapek’s 1921 stage play R.U.R. or Rossumovi Univerzální...

| Posted on June 29, 2022

Project for ethics teaching as Open Resources continues

Members of 4TU.Ethics do a lot of ethics teaching for engineering students, in a wide range of engineering disciplines. Since ethics are mostly taught in context, case-based exercises (CBEs) are a central instrument in this teaching practice. Teachers create these exercises for use in their own teaching, but these CBEs are hardly ever shared...

| Posted on June 23, 2022

New blog series published: Photography

A new blog series has been published about photography and philosophical concepts. The introduction to the series can be found here. The series as a whole can be found here....

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