EASST/4S Prague 2020


Members of the IHS research group Techno-Science and Societal Transformation have chaired several sessions and presented numerous papers at the EASST4S 2020 Prague conference held virtually in times of COVID-19 . It is the joint conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).

On Tuesday, 18 August 2020, Robert Braun presented his paper on the „Nomos of the Antropocene (together with Richard Randell) and Erich Griessler co-organized a session on „Reexamining Narratives withing Responsible Research and Innovation“ (RRI).

On Wednesday, 19 August 2020, Robert Braun (together with Richard Randell) was part of the event „Making & Doing“ with the contribution „Is Another Wrold Possible? Imagining a Post-Automobility Future Through an Anti-Motor Show“.

On Thursday, 20 August 2020 Robert Braun co-organized and chaired a session on „Institutionalization and Social Appropriation of RRI: A Remaining Challenge?“. Furthermore, Robert Braun, Erich Griessler and Magdalena Wicher presented a paper concerned with the „drama of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): the ups and downs of a funding policy“.

On Friday, 21 August 2020, Alexander Lang presented a paper based on his dissertation research project in the session „Robotics Innovation in Care: Ethical Considerations“. His presentation dealt with „Roboticists‘ Sociotechnical Visions of Robots in Care and The Good Death“ outlining how roboticists‘ discourse envisions the use of robots in care settings, but not in end-of-life care.