Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi
In our turbulent society, technologies are crucial in solving and shaping challenges in equal measure. The mission of this course is to offer to Ph.D. students awareness of the societal and political impact of new emerging technologies in engineering, design, and architecture. By adopting a “critical thinking” sensitivity, the course will develop practical skills and actionable tools for the responsible management of the societal impact of technological research projects.
Overall, the course will enable Ph.D. students to:
better recognize and analyse social, ethical and political aspects and critical issues inherent in technological development;
develop and render "actionable" in their everyday research work a strong reflexivity about the current social, ethical and political challenges arising by the most promising and cutting-edge technological sectors;
learn how to develop research and innovation activities that acknowledge their potential impacts on society, as strongly required by the national and European research funding institutions.
The course will be organized as a series of interactive workshops, which will include exercises via the flipped classroom teaching strategy. Powerpoint slides and a reading list will be made available during the course.
Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione
Students will be required to attend classes, to read materials, and to write a short reflective essay relating the topic of the course to their PhD research.
Intervallo di svolgimento dell'attività didattica
Calendario testuale dell'attività didattica
Friday May 8, 2020 (10:30), Title: Course Introduction: Science, Technology & Society. Teachers: Stefano Crabu & Paolo Magaudda. Recommended reading: Law J. (2015). STS as Method. Harvard, pp. 1.-24
Friday May 22, 2020 (10:30), Title: Datification and the Social Life of Algorithms. Teachers: Paolo Giardullo, Paolo Magaudda & Stefano Crabu. Recommended reading: Gillespie, T. (2013), The Relevance of Algorithms, in in Media Technologies, ed. Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo Boczkowski, and Kirsten Foot. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 166-193.
Tuesday May 26, 2020 (10:30), Title: Responsible Research and Innovation: an actionable introduction. Teachers: Stefano Crabu & Paolo Magaudda. Recommended reading: A. von Schomberg (2013), A vision of Responsible Research and Innovation, in Responsible Innovation. Managing the responsible emergence of Science and Innovation in society, Publisher: Wlley, Editors: Richard Owen, John Bessant, pp.51-74
Friday June 12, 2020 (10:30), First session: Histories of socio-technical infrastructures. Second Session: General discussion and suggestions on how to finalize the final essay.Teachers: Paolo Bory, Stefano Crabu & Paolo Magaudda.
All materials (Recommended readings, guidelines, syllabus and additional texts) will be available on beep. Lecttures will be delivered using the "Teams" platform.
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