The conference will start in the darmstadtium Conference Center early in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 14. The first plenary and opening session will be in the late afternoon at the Maschinenhaus lecture hall of the TU Darmstadt with a reception to follow. The main reception and social event of the conference will be on Thursday evening. The conference ends by 2pm on Saturday after a closing plenary and awards session of the SPT. (After that, there is an optional excursion to the Gutenberg museum in Mainz.)
A list of accepted papers and panels will be posted before the end of March 2017.
List of Accepted Papers
Adam Toon. Things and concepts
Alberto Romele, Paolo Furia and Marta Severo. Digital Hermeneutics: Mapping the Debate and Paving the Way for New Perspectives
Alena Wackerbarth. Context and models of Frame-based cranial reconstruction
Alessia Calafiore, Nicola Guarino and Guido Boella. Recognizing urban forms through the prism of roles theory
Alexander Friedrich. The Grammar of Cryopreservation
Alexander Matthias Gerner. Rehearsals on acoustic diagrams of resonance and music gestures: Towards a grammar of gesture between showing and listening
Alexander Matthias Gerner. Who´s controlling a random walk? Notes on gesture-based cognitive enhancements by algorithmic human body doubles
Alexandra Dias Santos. From a rooted southern perspective: the life and thought of angolan Ruy Duarte de Carvalho
Alexandra Karakas. Applying Object-Oriented Ontology to Technical Artefacts
Alexandre Leskanich. The Technology of History and the Grammar of the Anthropocene
Alexandre Pólvora and Susana Nascimento. Urban crowdsensing and the sociotechnical challenges of open and low-cost DIY/DIT tools
Alexis Elder. Why not just step away from the screen and talk face to face? The moral import of communication medium choice
Alfred Nordmann. Panel: Research in a Design Mode – In Conversation with Ann Johnson (1965-2016)
Algirdas Budrevicius. Hylomorphism and Cartesian Coordination as Basis for the Definition of Thing and for the Grammar of Things
Anais De Keijser. The criticality of people as infrastructure: creating resilience in the provision of urban services through System-D
Anastasiia Lazutkina. The role of technology in the confirmation of hypotheses in contemporary cosmology
Andreas Beinsteiner. Material irritations in the grammar of things. Post-ontotheological considerations
Andreas Henze. „This machine is part of me like your voice.“ On interacting with technological generated voices.
Aníbal Fuentes Palacios and José Hernández Vargas. Prose and verse. Accuracy and creativity in the biomimetic transference.
Anna Dot. Translationscapes and its multidimensional articulations. An approach to borders from the project „On Translation“, by Antoni Muntadas
Anshika Suri. Co-production of Safety: Everyday negotiations with technology in cities of East Africa
Anuj Jain. Can biomimicry help conserve species and habitats while providing sustainable livelihood benefits to indigenous communities?
Arianne Conty. Who is to Interpret the Anthropocene? Nature and Culture in the Academy
Ashley Heflin. Teaching Technology & Disability
Ashley Heflin. Walk This Way
Ashwin Jayanti. A Revised Phenomenological Hermeneutics for Understanding the Grammar of Things
Atsushi Fujiki. Developing pedagogical method of engineering ethics integrated with environmental ethics
Baohua Xia. On Francis Bacon As The True Ancestor of Philosophy of Technology
Barbara Ziegler. Unmanned aerial systems in armed conflict: Synergies between historical and philosophical perspectives
Beth Preston. Sustainable technology in action: Intractable users and behavior-steering technologies
Björn Sjöstrand. Technology, ethics, and politics in a globalized world
Brandt Dainow. Philosophical Framework for Smart City Analysis
Bronislaw Szerszynski. Technology as a planetary phenomenon
Bruno Gransche. Things get to know who we are and tie us down to who we were.
Budi Hartanto. Humanism in Philosophy of Technology
Carl Mitcham. Engineering Ethics: From Thinking Small to Big
Carlos Fiorentino. Anthropocentrism vs. Anthropoeccentrism: Philosophical lessons to learn from nature and the emerging bio-centered disciplines
Cecilia Moloney. Self-Attention in Learning and Doing Digital Signal Processing: Why and How
Ching Hung. Democratizing Technology by Technologizing Democracy
Christoph Schneider. Producing machinic assemblages in open digital fabrication
Claudia Eckert and Martin Stacey. Object references as engineering knowledge
Cristian Puga Gonzalez. The Techno-Moral Change Revised: How Does Technology Affect Moral Philosophy?
Cristiano C. Cruz. Popular Engineering: What Can Philosophy Learn from, and Say about, this Alternative Way of Technical Production?
Cristiano C. Cruz. Social Technology: Engineering Education Initiatives and Some Precious Lessons Philosophy Can Learn about Technique
Daniel Black. Useful Things: Objects and the constitution of perceptual experience
Daniel Jenkins. Moral Philosophy and Automation: How Should Engineers Decide How Machines Should Decide?
Darryl Cressman. Panel: Reflections on Andrew Feenberg’s Philosophy of Technology (with contributions by Andrew Feenberg, Graeme Kirkpatrick and Edward Hamilton)
David Montminy and Gabriel Meunier. Functional stance towards science and engineering
Dazhou Wang. Reflections, Thinking in prospect and Experiments in the Technological Era
Dennis Weiss. How Ought We to Treat Our Televisions?
Diana Adela Martin, Eddie Conlon and Brian Bowe. A critical reflection on extending the case study method in the teaching of engineering ethics
Diane Michelfelder. Urban Landscapes and the Techno-Animal Condition
Dominic Smith. Cracking the Attention Code: The Grammar of Attention as Code, Not Capital.
Don Ihde. Panel: Acoustic Technics: Sonification in Art and Science (with contributions by Andrea Polli and Trevor Pinch)
Don Ihde. Panel: Postphenomenological Research 1: Theorizing Bodies (with contributions by Jesper Aagaard, Kirk Besmer, Ciano Aydin and Robert Rosenberger)
Don Ihde. Panel: Postphenomenological Research 2: Technologized Space (with contributions by Robert Rosenberger, Søren Riis and Olya Kudina)
Dylan Wittkower. Disaffordances and Dysaffordances in Code
Dylan Wittkower. Teh Intarwebs: Maed of Cats, Akshully
Edison R. Silva, Domício Proença Jr. and Roberto Bartholo. Sciences and Professions: an epistemic meeting between Imre Lakatos and Billy V. Koen, with some remarks on the nature and method of engineering
Edward Hamilton. Ontologies of „openness“ and the politics of educational technology
El Putnam. Locative Reverb: Artistic Practice, Digital Technology, and the Grammatization of the City
Elena Chestnova. Time travel in seven mile boots: things as animated artworks in Gottfried Semper’s history writing
Emre Demirel. The Haptic and Visual Considerations of the Public Spaces: Otto Herbert Hajek’s Proposal for Hergelen Square in Ankara.
Eric Kerr and Vivek Kant. Breaking down malfunction: What happens when socio-technical systems don’t work?
Eva-Maria Raffetseder. Die Episteme von Prozessmanagementsystemen am Beispiel von Salesforce
Fabian Offert. Exhibiting Computing Machines. Computational Agency as a Speculative Principle for Exhibition Design
Federica Buongiorno. Lifelogging and the „Technologies of the Self“: Some Phenomenological Remarks on Digital Processes of Subjectification and Social Recognition
Felipe Loureiro. Binding Surfaces: Architecture and The Interplay of Walls and Screens
Florian Maurer and Albrecht Fritzsche. System Protection and the Benefit of Others – a Service Perspective
Geetanjali Date and Sanjay Chandrasekharan. What role do formal structures play in the design process?
Giovanni Frigo. ‘Green Buildings’ in the City? A Reflection about Technology, Sustainability Indexes, and Energy Ethics
Glen Miller. Superabundance and Collective Responsibility in Engineered Systems
Gregory Fernando Pappas. “Technological pragmatism: a robust normative standpoint that can advance the philosophy of technology”.
Haiqing Ji. Human Enhancement Ethics and Naturalistic Fallacy
Hajo Greif. The Reality of Augmented Reality
Hangqing Cong and Ximeng Chen. Social Governance of Chinese Engineering
Hans Hasse and Johannes Lenhard. Ennobling Ad Hoc Modifications. Confirmation, Simulation, and Adjustable Parameters
Hans Tromp. Artifact Design Reasoning and Intuition, explored through philosophy of action and cognition
Hao Wang. Privacy as Collective Negotiation: Defending the Democratic Value of Privacy in Networked Public
Hatice Server Kesdi and Serkan Güneş. The Impact of Ontological Shift From User to Participator in Design Process on Construction of Socio-Technical Systems
Hengli Zhang, Muxuan Xu, Hao Wang and Qin Zhu. Understanding and Assessing Ethical Awareness Among Honors Students at a Chinese Engineering University
Henry Dicks. Biomimicry: An Alternative Path for Reconciling Art and Technology
Hidekazu Kanemitsu. Panel: AI and Expert: Expert Knowledge in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (with contributions by Tetsuya Kono, Minao Kukita and Toshihiro Suzuki)
Hub Zwart. From the nadir of negativity towards the cusp of reconciliation: A dialectical (Hegelian-Teilhardian) assessment of the anthropocenic challenge
Ian O'Loughlin and Katie McCallum. Varieties of Trespass: transgressing the grammars of language and art
Ingrid Böck. Konrad Frey’s Solar Design Knowledge
Ingvar Tjostheim. The feeling of being there – is it an illusion?
Iñigo Galzacorta, Luis Garagalza and Hannot Rodríguez. Rethinking Technology in the Anthropocene: Relations and „Gravitational Forces“
Inmaculada de Melo-Martin. Valuing Reprogenetic Technologies
Irene Breuer. „The grammar of architectural design: Graphs, grids and diagrams“
Jaana Parviainen and Seija Ridell. Choreographies of Smart Urban Power
James Williams. The Moral Character of Digital Advertising
Jan Kratzer, Claudia Fleck and Guenther Luxbacher. Grammar of mechanical failure cases: a diachronic and linguistic comparison
Jan Peter Bergen. In Light of Levinas: Rethinking Innovation in Relation to Responsibility
Jan Torpus, Christiane Heibach and Andreas Simon. Human Adaptivity to Responsive Environments
Janina Loh. Responsibility and Robot Ethics – A Critical Overview and the Concept of Responsibility Networks
Jathan Sadowski. Parameters of Possibility: Envisioning and Constructing the Smart Urban Future
Javier BuJavier Bustamante Panel: Ethics and Politics Within Today's Computing Environments (with contribution by Jose Barrientos)stamante Panel: Ethics and Politics Within Today's Computing Environments (with contribution by Jose Barrientos)
Jesper Balslev. Philosophical design in digitally saturated environments – continental philosophy translated to design didactics
Jessica Imanaka. Laudato Si’, Technologies of Power, and Environmental Justice
Jia Chen and Fan Chen. Research on Technological Communication from the Perspective of Social Integration
Jochem Zwier and Vincent Blok. Gaia’s Garbage – Technological Insistence and Existence in the Anthropocene
Johannes Schick. Poetics of technical objects – Simondon’s techno-philosophy revisited.
Jol Thomson. G24|0vßß
Jonathan Simon. The medical drug as technological object.
Jose Aravena-Reyes and Ailton Krenak. Toward to an Engineering of Care
José Luís Garcia, Helena Mateus Jerónimo and Pedro Xavier Mendonça. An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Portugal: manufactured uncertainties, industrial vulnerabilities, and urban areas
Joseph Pitt. Updating the Language of Philosophy
Joseph Stramondo. Is It A Cure? Brain Computer Interfaces and the Distinction Between Curative and Assistive Technology
Joshua Earle. Identity and Normative Danger in Transhumanist Rhetoric
Juan Almarza Anwandter. On the “Pathos of closeness”: Technology and experience in contemporary architectural practices.
Judith Simon. Apprehending Big Data: Extended, Android or Socio-Technical Epistemology?
Jutta Weber. Panel: Special-session proposal: Conceptualising aero-material assemblages of the vertical gaze (with contributions by Bronislaw Szerszynski, Peter Novitzky, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Ole B. Jensen, Francisco Klauser and Maximilian Jablonowski)
Kiyotaka Naoe. Engineering and tacit knowledge
Klaus Kornwachs. Modalities in describing technological actions: To do, to prevent, to omit
Kristene Unsworth. Watching: Private CCTV and duty to care
Kunru Yan. Technological Risks and Responsible Innovation
Leon Hempel. Staging Criticality and temporalizing it.
Levi Checketts. The Sacrality of Things
Liyun Zhou. The Boundary and its challenges between Digital Technology and Digital Art: A Phenomenological Perspective
Lucien von Schomberg and Vincent Blok. Emerging Technologies and the Character of our Age
Lucilla Guidi. The ambivalence of technology and the necessary contingency of life forms: Thinking the Anthropocene with M. Heidegger and M. De Carolis
Lumeng Jia. From Assessment to Accompaniment: Is CTA Enough for Technology Development？
Maarten Franssen and Peter Kroes. Philosophy of technology after the empirical turn: Perspectives on research in the philosophy of technology in the next decade
Manja Unger-Büttner. Design as Experimental Ethics – Moral Skepticism and the Value of Exploration.
Manjari Chakrabarty. The critical function of science in the origins of the steam engine
Marcel Müller. Reading Cities – Building Blocks for a Grammar of Technical Structures
Margoh Gonzalez Woge. Technological Environmentality
Maria Kapsali. Novel Affordances: Technological Artefacts in Modern Postural Yoga Practice
Maria Rosaria Stufano Melone and Stefano Borgo. Ontological Analysis for shared urban planning understanding
Mark Coeckelbergh and Michael Funk. Transcendental Grammar and Technical Practice in Wittgenstein's Late Writings: Reading Wittgenstein as a Philosopher of Technology
Mark Coeckelbergh. Magic devices, gothic robots, and romantic people: Understanding the use of contemporary technologies in the light of romanticism
Mark Cutler. What Do Things Want?
Mark Young. Maintenance: Technology in Process
Mark Young. Making or Using?: The Geiger Counter and Early Cosmic Ray Research
Martin Peterson. Technology and the Geometry of Engineering Ethics
Maxence Gaillard. The individuation of a scientific instrument
Michael Funk. The Grammar of Information – Methodological Constructivism/Culturalism and the Philosophy of Technology
Michael Nagenborg. Elevators as urban technolo- gies: Past, present, and future
Michael Poznic. Architectural Modeling: Interplay of Designing and Representing
Mieke Boon and Miles MacLeod. Model-Based-Reasoning (MBR) as a skill for interdisciplinary approaches to socio-technological design and research
Milutin Stojanovic. Biomimicry in Agriculture: Is the ecological system-design model the future agricultural paradigm?
Miray Boğa and Gulname Turan. Biophilia as a missing part of Biomimicry
Mithun Bantwal Rao. Being is not a real Predicate: Heidegger's encounter with Kant
Myrthe van Nus. Data Ownership and Protection in the Context of Ambient Intelligent and Robotic Devices: Perspectives from Ethics, Law and Design
Natalia Nikiforova. Panel: Assembling Socio-Technological Puzzle. How does Russia Perceive its Future? (with contributions by Anna Mazurenko, Dmitry Popov, Yulia Obukhova and Ilya Sidorchuk)
Neelke Doorn, Colleen Murphy and Paolo Gardoni. Translating social resilience to engineering: How can resilient engineering systems contribute to social justice?
Nelson Camilo Forero Medina. Media and logics: epistemological and temporal implications with introduction of new media
Nicola Moessner. Understanding visual arguments
Nicole Karafyllis. Panel: The language of biofacts: grammars of agricultural „things“ (with contributions by Karin Zachmann and Bernhard Gill)
Nils-Frederic Wagner. Doing away with the agential bias: Agency and patiency in health monitoring applications
Nobutsugu Kanzaki. Possibility of co-design in development process of AI and robot technology
Ole Kliemann. The Human in the Machine
Pablo Aceves Cano. Technological Normativity: its epistemic role in science and mathematics
Patrick Allo. Panel: Critical perspectives on the role of mathematics in data-science (with contributions by Karen François, Christian Hennig, Johannes Lenhard and Jean Paul Van Bendegem)
Paul Thompson. Soiciotechnical Imaginaries for Future Food
Peeter Müürsepp. Aim-oriented Approach to Technology
Philip Brey. Structural Ethics: Ontological Foundations and Implications for the Ethics of Technology
Philip Nickel. Distributed consent for mHealth
Pieter Lemmens. Re-Imagining the Noosphere. Reflections on Digital Network Technology, Energy and Collective Intelligence in the Emerging Ecotechnological Age
Pieter Vermaas and Sara Eloy. Grammar and Quality: Assessing the Design Quality of Grammar-System Generated Architecture
Ping Yan. The Revolt of AI to Paternalistic Medical in China: From the Perspective of Responsible Innovation
Qian Wang and Xue Yu. Technology and the City: From the Perspective of Organicism
Qin Zhu. Self-Cultivation of the Confucian Engineer: What Engineering Ethics Education Can Learn from Confucian Moral Psychology
Rafaela Hillerbrand and Eckert Claudia. Models in Engineering Design Processes
Rayco Herrera. Günther Anders and the 'Promethean gap': imagination as a moral task
Reina Saijo. Human’s Vulnerability to AI technology for Decision Support System and a Possibility of Some Autonomous and Authentic Way of Living
Remmon Barbaza. Metro Manila: A City Without Syntax?
Rene von Schomberg. Global perspectives on Responsible Innovation
Renee Smit. Idealisation in engineering science knowledge
Robert Braun. Kinotopias: the politics of autonomous mobility
Robert Rosenberger. Panel: Postphenomenologcial Research 3: Augmented Realities (with contributions by Galit Wellner, Richard Lewis and Nicola Liberati)
Robert Rosenberger. Panel: Postphenomenological Research 4: Mediation/the Mediated (with contributions by Jonne Hoek, Bas de Boer and Peter-Paul Verbeek)
Robert-Jan Geerts. The polder as precedent for geoengineering
Roberto Bartholo, Domício Proença Jr. and Edison R. Silva. The Grapes of Lonely Wisdom: the textbook according to Illich, technical images according to Flusser
Roberto Gronda. Technological Articulation: a Pragmatist Account
Sabine Ammon and Henning Meyer. Simulation Models as Epistemic Tools in Product Development: A Case Study
Sabine Ammon. Thinking with B6 (and Sketching Paper): Drawing as an epistemic tool (1)
Sabine Thuermel. Online Dispute Resolution based on Smart Contracts: An Example of Disintermediation and Disruption of a Socio-technical System
Sam Edens. Constructing a public on the plane of objects: a case study of fairphone
Samantha Fried. Picking a Peck of Pickled Pixels: Thinking Through the Pixel Paradigm in Terrestrial Remote Sensing
Sara Castiglioni. The Fifth Wave – Applying Biomimicry to Business
Sara Eloy and Pieter Vermaas. Over-the-counter housing design: the city when the gap between architects and laypersons narrows
Sascha Dickel. Prototyping Society
Scott Luan. Theory of Artifacts and Grammars of Creation
Shane Epting. Automated Vehicles and Transportation Justice: Two Challenges for Planners and Engineers
Shannon Spruit and Zoë Robaey. Impact! Ethical reflection in engineering through art
Silvia Mollicchi. Mediums as languages: a transcendental naturalist approach to the relation between mediums and representation.
Sjoerd Zwart. Prescriptive Knowledge: The Grammar of Actions and Things
Stanley Kranc. What Could Instrumental Perception Be?
Stefan Böschen. Grammar of Things – a field theoretical perspective
Stefan Höhne. Thinking Sabotage: Towards a counter grammar of technology
Steffen Stolzenberger. Prospects of the Technoscene. Critical Remarks on Sloterdijk's Mystification of History
Steven Dorrestijn. Panel: Relating to things that relate to us (with contributions by Diane Michelfelder, Michel Puech, Holly Robbins, Yoni Van Den Eede, Fanny Verrax and Heather Wiltse)
Sven Ove Hansson. How to perform an ethical risk analysis
Tatjana Milivojevic and Ivana Ercegovac. Man-computer Gestalt and The Noosphere Theory: Will the Computer Be Humanized or the Man Computerized?
Taylor Stone. The Morality of Darkness: Urban nights, light pollution, and evolving values
Terry Bristol. Design Communication and Innovation Policy
Terry Bristol. Hawking Evolution: Survival of the Weaker
Thomas Baumeister and Dayna Baumeister. The Ethos of Biomimicry—A Pathway from Practice to Philosophy
Thomas M Powers. Globalizing Science and Engineering Ethics: Convergence or Equilibrium?
Thomas Zoglauer. The nature of technological knowledge
Tiago Carvalho. Gardening in the Anthropocene: going nowhere, growing somewhere.
Tiina Pitkäjärvi. Breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaigns in Sweden from a material-semiotic perspective
Tobias Matzner. The interdependence of subjectivity and things: new reflections on the value of privacy
Udo Pesch. A deliberative space for responsible anticipation
Vincent Blok. Against a Technological Fix Approach to Biomimicry:Towards a Biomimetic Ethos
Vincent C. Müller and Alexandre Erler. The digital goes 3D – and what are the risks?
Viola Schiaffonati. Engineering knowledge and experimental method: the case of experimental computer engineering
Vivek Kant. Charting the knowledge practices and concepts for supporting the operator in large-scale technical systems: Case-study of Ecological Interface Design
Vlad Niculescu-Dinca. Towards a sedimentology of infrastructures / A geological approach for understanding the city
Wade Robison. Engineers’ Oath: Do no unnecessary harm!
Wei Min Wang, Konrad Exner, Maurice Preidel, Julius Jenek, Sabine Ammon and Rainer Stark. Evaluation of Knowledge-Related Phenomena in Milestone-Driven Product Development Processes – An Explorative Case Study on Student Projects
Wessel Reijers. Virtue Sensitive Design of Personalised Virtual Assistants
Wha Chul Son. SDGs in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Wulf Loh. Publicity and Privacy in the Digital Age
Xiaohui Jiang and Jian Wang. On possible ways to working through „uncanny valley“ effect in humanoids design
Xiaoju Dong. Avatar: Multiple or Disrupted? ——A research on the identity in the age of Internet
Xue Yu. The Moral Agency and Moral Responsibility of Self-driving Cars
Yana Boeva. Process over form: Making Design Visible with Participatory Making
Zhanxiong Liu and Baohua Xia. Responsible Innovation of Conventional Technology: Take Fairphone as a Case Study
Zheng Liu. Chuang-tze's Philosophy of Technology and the Technological Mediation Theory