Hot off the Press: Environments of Intelligence

From Natural Information to Artificial Interaction by Hajo Greif This book shares some key concerns with so-called “4E” theories of cognition – as being embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive – in philosophy and the cognitive sciences, and addresses a twofold question: What is the role of the environment, and of the information it provides, in human cognition? More specifically, may there [more]

"Network emancipatory technology studies" founded at MCTS

The newly founded “network emancipatory technology studies” explores the question how technological change can also contribute to societal progress and emancipation. Besides analytic academic work concerning technology and power, democracy or emancipation, the members of the network want to intervene in public debates concerning innovations in a constructive manner. The founding team wants to purs[more]


Prof. Sheila Jasanoff on "Governing Disruptive Technologies"

Professor Sheila Jasanoff, director of the Harvard Program on Science, Technology, and Society at Harvard Kennedy School and pioneer in the field of STS, visited MCTS and shared her work with researchers and students. In an inspiring keynote on “Human Futures and Future Humans: Governing Disruptive Technologies” at the TUM Vorhölzer Forum, Prof. Jasanoff drew about one hundred interdisciplinary gu[more]

MCTS Visiting Professor Iris Eisenberger

Welcome to the MCTS' Visiting Professor Iris Eisenberger, who will be staying with us from November 20th through January 2018. Iris Eisenberger is a Professor of Law and has been Head of the Institute of Law at BOKU University since January 2016. She was faculty member at Vienna University's Law Faculty in the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, and has been visiting profe[more]

MCTS Visiting Fellow Nona Schulte-Römer

In the week of October 23, the Innovation, Society & Public Policy (ISPP) group is hosting Nona Schulte-Römer. Nona is a postdoc at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, where her new research focus is on the politics of Sustainable Chemistry. Previously, she worked in the research group “Cultural Sources of Newness” at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB). In her[more]