Throughout history, technology has been a driver of social change. The technologies of the industrial revolution played a crucial role in shaping modern society, and society has since then continued to be shaped by technological innovations.
The conference will explore socially disruptive technologies (SDTs). SDTs transform everyday life, social institutions, cultural practices, and the organisation of the economy, business, and work. They may even affect our fundamental beliefs, rights, and values.
SCALINGS partners will present two research papers.
- Mandi Astola will be presenting on the virtues of co-creators, in which she challenges the idea that there are desirable and “undesirable” character traits that aid in a successful co-creation dynamic.
- Shelly Tsui will be talking about the creation of citizen subjects through the living lab approach, which refers to the fact that citizens are becoming “subjects” of experimental innovation practices, and that we need to be aware of the implications for democracy, rights, and in general the ethics of this new phenomenon.
Register for the conference here.