Workshop: Digital Behavioural Technology, Vulnerability and Justice (Munich, 1-3 July 2019)

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Deadline: 31.12.2018
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: München
Datum: 01.07.2019
Uhrzeit: 16:00 Uhr
Ende: 03.07.2019 21:00
Veranstaltende Institution: TUM, LMU, RoSE, META, BIDT

We are currently witnessing the arrival of digital technologies with the potential to have a deep impact on how we think, beha- ve, and relate to others. New medical devi- ces, for example brain implants, can be used for therapeutic purposes, but their potential is much vaster. Apps that track our behavior and body functions can be used for the purpose of improving our health, fitness or general well-being, but they might also create massive privacy and justice problems. While there is a great variety of technologies, what they have in common is that they track human bodies and that they rely on the aggregation of data that they extract from individual users.


These technologies are not introduced into a void, but into societies characterized by vulnerabilities and multi-dimensional in- equalities, many of which are unjust. When seen through the lens of vulnerability and justice, the introduction of these new digi- tal technologies raises intricate questions. While proponents argue that such technologies can help to reduce unjust inequalities and discriminatory practices, critics fear that they will reinforce them. It is unclear what new forms of vulnerabilities they might bring.


This workshop will bring together scholars and scientists from disciplines such as political philosophy, public health ethics, sociology, economics, technology and neuroscience, to create a forum for discussion.



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