Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. dr. Philip Brey – Department of Philosophy, University of Twente (NL)
Philip Brey is professor of philosophy of technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is also scientific director of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology of the Universities of Twente, Delft, Eindhoven and Wageningen, a research center comprising over 70 researchers. He is also president of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT), and former president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT). He is on the editorial board of eleven leading journals and book series in his field, including Ethics and Information Technology, Nanoethics, Philosophy and Technology, Techné, Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology and Theoria. He has led a NWO Vici project for outstanding researchers (2006-2012) on new media and the quality of life, which has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and a European Union FP7 project, SATORI (2014-2017), involving 17 international partners, which aimed to develop international standards and best practices for the ethical assessment of research and innovation. He currently leads a European Union Horizon 2020 project, SIENNA (2017-2021), involving 13 international partners, on the ethical and human rights aspects of emerging technologies, including human genomics, human enhancement, robotics and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Norbert Cyrus – Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION at European University Viadrina Frankfurt-Oder (DE)
Prof. Huub Dijstelbloem – University of Amsterdam and Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) (NL)
Prof. Dana Diminescu – DiasporasLab, I3-CNRS, Télécom ParisTech (FR)
Dana Diminescu is Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in sociology at Télécom ParisTech engineering school. At present she is director of DiasporasLab and member of the Cultural Analytics programme at IPAM/UCLA .She is known for her work on the “connected migrant”, (her empirical work enabled her to approach varied fields ranging from uses of mobile phone and voice IT, Internet, m-transactions by migrants in a variety of transnational and local use situations: mobility and mobilisation, integration strategies, cross-bordering, web diasporas, ethnic business, migration lifecycles) and for a number of epistemological and methodological innovations in her research, questioning classical theories in migration studies. In particular, she designed and co-ordinated the e-Diasporas Atlas project, which was first runner up of its category for the 2012 Digital Humanities Awards. www.e-diasporas.fr
Dr. Grace Eden – Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Grace Eden is a human-centred computing researcher working in practice-based research in interaction design and user experience. Her research examines transformations in people’s behaviour, communication practices, and interaction when new technologies are introduced into a setting. She conducts empirical research and employs a variety of qualitative methods to identify requirements, improve usefulness and usability and identify implications for how new technologies transform social life.
Prof. Antoine Hennion – Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation, Mines ParisTech – PSL Research University / i3 CNRS (FR)
Antoine Hennion directed the CSI from 1994 to 2002, where he had elaborated a theory of mediation crossing cultural sociology and STS. He is now developing a pragmatist approach to attachments, from amateurs’ practices to homecare, aging and disability, and migrants. Recent papers: “Might Constraint be Compatible with Care?” (with P. Vidal-Naquet), Sociology of Health and Illness 39/5 (2017), “Attachments, you say…?”, Journal of Cultural Economy 10-1 (2017), “Ce qui se passe à Calais. Enquête sur Calais et sa Jungle”, PUCA/Le Pérou (2016). http://www.perou-paris.org/Archives_actions_calais.html
Prof. Robin E. Mansell – Department of Media and Communications, The London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Robin E. Mansell is a Professor of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Robin Mansell is known internationally for her work on the social, economic, and political issues arising from new information and communication technologies. She is a member of the Board of Directors of TPRC (Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy) and served as President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Scientific Chair of EURO Communications Policy Research Conference. She is author of numerous papers and books including, Imagining the Internet: Communication, Innovation and Governance 2012, Oxford University Press.
Dr. Francesca Musiani – Institute for Communication Sciences (ISCC), French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (FR)
Prof. Evelyn Ruppert – Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London (UK)
Evelyn Ruppert studies how digital technologies and the data they generate can powerfully shape and have consequences for how people are known and governed and how they understand themselves as political subjects, that is, citizens with rights to data. Evelyn is PI of an ERC funded project, Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS; 2014-19). She is Founding and Editor-in-Chief of the SAGE open access journal, Big Data & Society. Recent books are Being Digital Citizens (co-authored with Engin Isin) published in April 2015 (RLI International) and Modes of Knowing (co-edited with John Law) published in August 2016 (Mattering Press).
Prof. Willem Schinkel – Department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)
Dr. Aristotle Tympas – School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR)
Aristotle Tympas teaches HTS/STS courses at the Departments of History and Philosophy of Science (home department) and Informatics and Telecommunications. He currently (2017) serves as president of the Scientific Council of the National Centre for Documentation and Electronic Content, vice-chair for research of the Board of Directors of the European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology, and chair of the Management Committee of the ‘Tensions of Europe– ToE’ research network. His Calculation and Computation in the Pre-electronic Era: The Mechanical and Electrical Ages is scheduled for publication in 2017 (Springer).
Prof. Sally Wyatt – Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University