Munich Center for Technology in Society
The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) is an Integrative Research Center at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). As one of the most prominent centers for Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Germany, it is dedicated to understanding and reflexively shaping the multiple interactions between science, technology and society. Read more...
Language and Materiality of Plants and Food With posts from Veit Braun, Lukas Breitwieser, Bernhard Gill, Nicole Karafyllis, Johanna Kleinert, Sabine Maasen, Barbara Sutter, Franziska Torma, Laura Trachte, Karin Zachmann. The essays in this volume deal with plants and food as highly artificial yet living things. On the basis of the techno-philosophical concept of ‘biofacts’ (Nicole C. Karafylli
Please join us in welcoming MCTS Visiting Professor Martha Kenney, who will be staying with us in July 2018. Martha Kenney (Ph.D. History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz) is a feminist science studies scholar whose research explores the poetics and politics of biological storytelling. Her current project examines and intervenes in the narratives emerging from the new field of environmental epigen
Please join us in welcoming MCTS Visiting Professor Juno Parreñas, who will be staying with us from June through July 2018. Juno Salazar Parreñas’ ethnographic research speaks to feminist science studies, environmental humanities, critical development studies, and global political economy. Her book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation, will be published by Duke U
Welcome to the MCTS Visiting Scholar Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg, who will be staying with us in May/June 2018. Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg has recently been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Commission, which will lead her to the Harvard STS Program this summer. Over the course of this three-year project, she will explore the re-emerging research on and attempts towards medic
MCTS was very happy to welcome Prof. Alan K. L. Chan from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Prof. Chan visited the MCTS in order to maintain and improve the contacts established during Prof. Sabine Maasen’s and Dr. Uli Meyer’s trip to Asia in 2017. We are especially glad to exchange experiences with Prof. Chan since NTU Singapore has just launched a new STS Institute – the NTU