Feb 21, 2012 by Matthew J. Brown
The following three calls for papers of interest to followers of the Center have just come across my desk thanks to Britt Holbrook.
Imagining techno-moral change
Deadline: March 1, 2012.
July 2-4, 2012 at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Technology is an important driver of change in today’s world, and the desirability of such change is a matter of concern in public debate and policy making. Whereas the influence of morality on technology is well acknowledged, the influence of technology on morality is much less considered. This conference aims to investigate the phenomenon of techno-moral change from a philosophical, historical and sociological perspective. Moreover, it explores how our capacity to imagine, and relate to, techno-moral change may be enhanced by the arts. Lastly, it will consider to what extent and how the phenomenon of techno-moral change should be taken into account in public debate on emerging technologies.
More information: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/epet2012/
Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET)
Deadline: April 2,2012
October 22-25, 2012 at University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of nanoscience and emerging technologies in society. The aim of the association is to advance critical reflection from various perspectives on developments in a broad range of new and emerging fields, including, but not limited to, nanoscale science and engineering, biotechnology, synthetic biology, cognitive science and geo-engineering.
More information: www.utwente.nl/snet2012
Forum on Philosophy, Engineering & Technology (fPET-2012)
Deadline: May 31, 2012
November 2-4, 2012 in Beijing, China
The Forum, hosted by The Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS), seeks to bring together a diverse group of scholars—philosophers, engineers, social scientists—having a common interest in the study of engineering and technology.
More information: www.fpet2012.org