Human-Technology Relations

Smith, D. (Invited speaker)

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he conference intends to bring together scholars in philosophy of technology with the broader field of research in human-technology interaction. For this occasion, we are reaching out to philosophers, scholars, artists, designers, and engineers, in order to foster dialogue and creative collaborations around the interactions between humans, technologies, and society.

As has been emphasised by several authors (e.g. Ihde, Haraway, Feenberg, Vallor, Latour, Verbeek), we cannot uphold strict distinctions between humans and technologies. As human beings, we are always interwoven with technologies in our daily practices. At this conference it is our aim to reflect on the consequences of this idea in, for example, philosophy, ethics, science, sociology, design, art, politics, anthropology, engineering, etc.

The conference aims to:

Present philosophical work and interdisciplinary research in and on human-technology relations
Explore how philosophical, design, and art research can contribute to envisioning the potentials of future human-technology relations
Investigate how research in human-technology relations can inform policy making and political agendas, critically and constructively
Period12 Jul 2018
Event typeConference
LocationEnschede, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • philosophy of technology
  • exceptional technologies