2-day project workshop ‘Exploring Values in Technology Across Methods and Disciplines’

31 oktober 2019 09:00 t/m 01 november 2019 18:00 - Door: Webredactie

Technological advancement, along with the many benefits, simultaneously changes the societal canvas, at individual, institutional and legal levels. Digital technologies defy barriers of space and time, and connect people like never before, but simultaneously raise issues of divide, surveillance, information management, and loneliness. Production rates worldwide are reaching historical highs with the help of new agricultural and engineering technologies, but in parallel climate change and energy transition are becoming overwhelming global problems, and increasing automation invites to reconsider the nature and value of work. Technological challenges are complex and require interdisciplinary collaboration. In this workshop, we will consider questions of values that underlies all these technological challenges. 

To understand better what is at stake with the intertwinement of values and technologies, we will explore the empirical methods used in different disciplines that study the social and moral dimensions of values. The speakers will present how they study values empirically in the fields of philosophy, policy analysis, environmental psychology, sociology, design anthropology and others. Thus, the workshop aims to bring together a wide range of scientific domains to explore the question of values across methods and disciplines. 

The workshop is free of charge and limited to 30 participants. If you are interested, please register through the online form, with a short statement of motivation before 1 October 2019.

Confirmed speakers include Janet Davis (Grinnell college USA), and Karen Henwood (Cardiff University, UK). Further speakers, exact location and agenda of the workshop will be announced soon. 

Value Change
This workshop is part of the project Value Change that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 788321. See www.valuechange.eu.