This years Global STS Network Meeting focusses on the impact of (digital) technologies on work and the design of work organisations. Should STS be different if the founding fathers of STS had known about the digital technologies of today?Are these technologies more of the same or do they have capabilities that really require a different approach to sociotech design? We will spend a big part of the conference to learn about the capabilities, possibilities and risks of some of the dominant technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, robots and others. And thus trying to understand how the technologies impact our work and the result thereof.
OnThursdaywe will visit the highly automated container terminal of the Rotterdam harbor, one of the largest in the world to get an impression of the unforeseen consequences of smart machines.
We will take some extra time for a social program where we can meet our IWOT colleagues: the are meeting in the same week and venue. If the weather permits, boats, beach and bbq's will be involved.
Our annual meeting will be situated in the old centre of Leiden in an former theatre, now equipped with all the modern conference facilities. Hotels are in and near the centre. Shuttle buses will bring you from the hotels to the conference theatre and back.
More info: GSNM 2018 - Leiden
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