Conference 2011: Governing Futures. Imagining, Negotiating & Taming Emerging Technosciences

Over the past decades, emerging technosciences became inextricably entangled with both visions of specific societal futures and the ways these are, and can be, imagined. Analysts point towards the growing use of a rhetoric of promises, expectations and hopes when narrating, assessing and legitimising technoscientific change. The omnipresent vocabulary of emergence and novelty, which has […]

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International Workshop “Framing Futures Studies”

In 2010, the Association of German Engineers (VDI) established a Professorship of Futures Studies at the Institute of Political Science of RWTH Aachen University. A key objective of this professorship is to advance the field of futures studies, especially with respect to global challenges and the role of science and technology in shaping future society. […]

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