Security & the Political Turn in Philosophy of Technologies
Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017, 09:30-18:00
Venue: UT – DesignLab
How to understand the political significance of things? And how to deal with the politics of technology in a responsible way? Ever since Langdon Winner claimed in the early 1980s that “artifacts have politics”, these questions have been puzzling philosophers and ethicists of technology. Technologies are not just instruments for humans to do politics but actively shape politics themselves. In this workshop we will explore various dimensions of this political role of technologies, especially with regards to security, citizenship in a technological world, and the role of social media and ‘fake news’ in contemporary democracy.
Babette Babich (Fordham), Robin James (UNCC), Philip Brey (UT), Peter-Paul Verbeek (UT), Wolter Pieters (TUD), Nolen Gertz (UT), and Michael Nagenborg (UT)
No conference fee. Please register in advance. Space is limited.