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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Tipo incarico Dottorato
Insegnamento 053635 - TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY
Docente Crabu Stefano
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

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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:

  1. better recognize and analyse social, ethical and political aspects and critical issues inherent in technological development;
  2. 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;
  3. 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
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Calendario testuale dell'attività didattica

FIRST WORKSHOP: The Social Side of Science and Technology | Friday May 8 2020

Friday May 8 2020 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Paolo Magaudda (University of Padova): Course introduction: Science, Technology & Society. ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo.

Friday May 8 2020 (14:30-17:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Paolo Magaudda (University of Padova): Case study: Technological vulnerability and failures.ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo.

SECOND WORKSHOP: Bodies and Number in Science and Technology | Friday May 22 2020

Friday May 22 2020 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Annalisa Murgia(University of Milano): Gendering science and technology. ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo

Friday May 22 2020 (14:30-17:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Paolo Giardullo(University of Padova): Case study: Datification and the Social Life of Algorithms. ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo.

THIRD WORKSHOP: Histories and Imaginaries of Science and Technology | Tuesday May 26 2020

Tuesday May 26 2020 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano), Paolo Magaudda (University of Padova) & Paolo Bory (Università della Svizzera italiana): Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Science and Technology. ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo.

Tuesday May 26 2020 (14:30-17:15),Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano), Paolo Magaudda (University of Padova) & Paolo Bory (Università della Svizzera italiana): Histories of socio-technical infrastructures. ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo.

FINAL WORKSHOP: Locating responsability in science and technology | Thursday 2 July 2020

Thursday 2 July 2020 (10:30-13:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano) & Paolo Magaudda (University of Padova): Responsible Research and Innovation: an actionable introduction. ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo.

Thursday 2 July 2020 (14:30-17:15), Stefano Crabu (Politecnico di Milano), Paolo Magaudda (University of Padova), Carla Sedini (Politecnico di Milano): Conclusion, general discussion, and advice for the writing of the essay. ROOM: TBA - Campus Leonardo.


Download the course brochure here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qo0myx30buy7wrl/Technology%20%26%20Society_crabu_2020.pdf?dl=0


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