Closed panel 015. Algorithmic regimes: interactions, politics, and methods

Yana Boeva (University of Stuttgart), Juliane Jarke (University of Bremen), Simon Egbert (University of Bielefeld) and Maike Arnold (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart).

This panel investigates the interactions, politics, and methods of algorithmic regimes in different social domains and across different socio-technical arenas. Algorithmic regimes transform the epistemological, methodological, and political foundations of knowledge production, circulation, communication, and decision-making in contemporary societies.


Closed panel 019. New governance approaches for critical dual-use technologies

Georgios Kolliarakis (German Council on Foreign Relations)

Emerging and converging technologies, such as bio-, nano-, quantum technologies, micro-electronics and semi-conductors, position, navigation, and timing technologies, but also additive manufacturing and artificial-intelligence driven applications belong to "critical", "foundational" or "key enabling" technologies. Such technologies have both civil and military applications, and they bear the risk of accidental or intentional transfer and usage for malicious purposes.


Closed panel 020. Emergent futures beyond the planetary: society, science and technology and the making of outer space

Matjaz Vidmar (The University of Edinburgh), Hanna Nieber (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology), Alessandra Marino (the Open University) and Nina Klimburg-Witjes (University of Vienna)

Outer Space has often been mentioned as the "final frontier" of technoscientific development. Having pushed our home planet into a drastic environmental crisis of climate change and growing (un)sustainability of natural resources, humans are yet again looking to Outer Space frontiers for solutions to our increasing challenges.


Closed panel 021. Virtual presence: the dialectics of loneliness and technology

Gemma Hughes (University of Oxford), Lars Johannessen (Oslo Metropolitan University) and Erik Børve Rasmussen (Oslo Metropolitan University)

Loneliness is emerging as a significant challenge in contemporary society. Virtual Presence is an interdisciplinary collaboration to undertake a cultural analysis of how loneliness is perceived and represented in relation to the emerging phenomenon of loneliness technologies.
Understanding loneliness as a complex interplay of culture and personal choices across social contexts is crucial to create adequate interventions related to this challenge.


Closed panel 023. Reinventing the politics of knowledge production in migration research

Nina Amelung (University of Lisbon), Stephan Scheel (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Rogier van Reekum (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

The contributions to this panel investigate the practices, epistemic registers and politico-economic conditions of knowledge production in migration research and governance. They mobilise insights, concepts and approaches from STS to highlight the power effects and the irreducibly political nature of knowledge production on migration


Closed panel 024. Responsible future-making practices: opportunities, tensions, and possibilities

Hannot Rodríguez (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU), Sergio Urueña (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU) and Mario Pansera (University of Vigo)

Research and innovation initiatives and practices are strongly influenced by the envisioning and mobilization of socio-technical futures. The epistemological and political governance of science and technology is de facto grounded in the expectations, sociotechnical imaginaries and techno visions that constitutively permeate the dynamics of progress.


Closed panel 026. Art-science futures in higher education (and beyond)

Michelle Kasprzak (Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences), Ginger coons (Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences), Zeynep Birsel (Erasmus University), Sanne Koevoets (Erasmus University) and Emma van der Leest (Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences)

In the binary system of higher education in the Netherlands, the roles of institutions are sharply defined. Universities are traditionally responsible for science and research, while universities of applied sciences – which include art and design academies – are focused on employability and practical applications of knowledge.


Closed panel 027. 10 years of CRISPR (2012-2022), the relevance of multidisciplinary approaches and the RRI perspective: lessons learned

Maria Almeida (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar), Pedro Ramos (Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar; Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde) and Anna Olsson (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar)

At the forefront of genome editing, CRISPR technologies (in particular, CRISPR-Cas9) rose as the most deployed technologies in research infrastructures transforming the whole field of genetic modification in the last decade. While resolving technicalities with clear impact in parameters, other issues of equally relevant magnitude have been raised by scholars and professionals in Science, Technology and Society studies (STS).