J.C. (Jose Carlos) Cañizares-Gaztelu

Profile

I am an MSc in Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society from U. of Twente, where I graduated with a thesis that presents and interrelates key technological, socio-economic and cultural trends emerged during the Third Industrial Revolution, and then discusses how they shape the moral landscapes of our information societies.

Before that, I studied telecommunications (MEng) and philosophy (BA) in Spain (U. de Sevilla), having also qualified as a secondary school teacher of philosophy.

Research

My current research focuses on urban resilience, and particularly in identifying, characterizing and discussing approaches to manage morally relevant concerns in resilience building initiatives.

It is widely recognized that resilience building may not be conducive to, or even compatible with, important societal values such as sustainability or social justice. Further, resilience thinking is plagued with ambiguities, which raises moral questions due to its influence upon such consequential practices as risk management, engineering or urban planning.

  • Cañizares, J.C. (2017). The Information Society: Technological, socio-economic and cultural aspects. University of Twente [PDF]
  • P. McNamara, R.R. Negenborn, J.C. Canizares, M. Farina, J.M. Maestre, S. Olaru, P. Trodden. Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation. Accepted for the 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture, and International Stability (IFAC TECIS 2018), Baku, Azerbaijan, September 2018.
  • S. Olaru, P. McNamara, J.C. Canizares, M. Farina, J.M. Maestre, P. Trodden, R.R. Negenborn. Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 2: Choice of decision makers. Accepted for the 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture, and International Stability (IFAC TECIS 2018), Baku, Azerbaijan, September 2018.

     

I have just come to TU Delft to join a project in the Ethics of Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation (EUReCA) at the TPM faculty. The project will be led by Prof. Neelke Doorn and my work will be also supervised by Samantha Copeland.

Technical proof-reader and editor for a Handbook of domotics published by U. de Sevilla (‘Domotics for Engineers”). In 2014.

J.C. (Jose Carlos) Cañizares-Gaztelu

PhD Candidate

Department:
Values, Technology and Innovation

Section:
Ethics/Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Design for values
Management of responsible innovation
Responsible risk management
Resilient cities
Political philosophy
Ethics of ICT and information