Public Governance and Emerging Technologies: Values, Trust, and Compliance by Design

Between 11 – 12 January I attended the Public Governance and Emerging Technologies: Values, Trust, and Compliance by Design Conference held in Utrecht, Netherlands. The conference was hosted by the Chain Project, a Dutch Research Council (NWO) funded initiative that focuses on blockchain in the network society. From the project website: Governments are developing blockchain ... Public Governance and Emerging Technologies: Values, Trust, and Compliance by Design

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Old Friends at Bart Walhout’s PhD Defence

Crossing Paths On 24 November 2023 I had the great pleasure of attending Bart Walhout’s PhD defence at the University of Twente. Bart has been interested in responsible innovation for many years, his PhD representing more than 15 years engagement in the field. Long-time friend of the Foundation Professor Sally Randles was a member of ... Old Friends at Bart Walhout’s PhD Defence

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Looking back on 2023

2023 was our busiest and most exciting year to date. It saw the launch of the new Fondazione Bassetti website, the development of a host of new and long-established collaborations, the culmination of our participation in one major EU funded project and the start of a new and exciting research and innovation support project, and ... Looking back on 2023

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Collaboration with the International School Utrecht

In November the Bassetti Foundation renewed its collaboration with the International School Utrecht, as Jonathan Hankins delivered a series of lessons for the Diploma Program Theory of Knowledge course and within the school’s English language hub. The lessons aimed to offer a different perspective on ethics.  Rather than being thought of as an abstract idea, ... Collaboration with the International School Utrecht

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Book Review. Digital Ageism: how it operates and approaches to tackling it

Digital Ageism: How it operates and approaches to tackling it, is publication number 56 in the Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture series. Edited by Andrea Rosales, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol and Jakob Svensson, the book aims to create awareness about how ageism operates in society, while contributing to a broad discussion about digital ageism. This ... Book Review. Digital Ageism: how it operates and approaches to tackling it

Jonathan Hankins

Report from the Annual Meeting of the Socio-gerontechnology Network

On 28th and 29th of September I attended the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Socio-gerontechnology Network in Utrecht, Netherlands. This network brings together scholars from across social science, humanities and design disciplines who are interested in critical studies of ageing and technology, creating a new academic field that we might describe as a meeting point ... Report from the Annual Meeting of the Socio-gerontechnology Network

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Engagement of Publics in the JRI

Volume 10 of the Journal of Responsible Innovation remains ‘in progress’ and is being constantly updated. This volume has articles gathered within collections, the largest of which may be of particular interest to Foundation followers as it addressees Engagement of Publics (one of our primary interests). The collection currently (October 2023) features five research articles ... Engagement of Publics in the JRI

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Three Driving Forces

(Qui in Italiano) Renewing the Foundation website in 2023 led us into contemplating what it means to have a website today, and not only to question what will still make sense (if it will make sense) five years from now, but also how that sense will be made. This led to a departure from what ... Three Driving Forces

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A new website for Fondazione Bassetti – 2023

(Qui in Italiano) With the onset of digitization, the landscape of memory has undergone changes that touch upon its most intricate and hidden meanings. With the widespread use of digital intelligence, the truthfulness and meaning of descriptions of the world and thought are put to ever-greater test. In this context, what value do collections of ... A new website for Fondazione Bassetti – 2023

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Art in responsible innovation. A conversation with Mireia Bes Garcia and Oliver Langdon

This edition of Art in Responsible Innovation features Mireia Bes Garcia from Bristol University and Oliver Langdon of Kilter Theatre in conversation with Jonathan Hankins. The University of Bristol Public Engagement team and Kilter Theatre have collaborated several times over the last decade, working on immersive theatre projects on quantum/virtual reality and synthetic biology. In ... Art in responsible innovation. A conversation with Mireia Bes Garcia and Oliver Langdon

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