Techno-Anthropology and Participation

  • Rendsburggade 14

    9000 Aalborg

    Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Techno-Anthropology and Participation (TAPAR) is an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to research of new and emergent technologies, where we focus on the relations between technology, humans, and society. Our key vision is democracy in tech innovation and our mission is to contribute to responsible technology innovation and use. We do this by researching complex problems related to emerging technologies and tech innovation processes. This includes research and education in engineering practice and transition processes, ethical assessment of new and emerging technologies, philosophy of technology, technology creativity and design, technology innovation management and user participation. We conduct empirical studies that contribute insights on the interplay between humans, technology and society within multiple areas with special attention to health/welfare technology and green/sustainable technology.

Our research is highly change-oriented in emergent and complex human-technology relations of societal relevance. We combine anthropology and action research to build bridges between local knowledge, technology innovation and technology transition processes. We work with Participatory Design methods and we value empirically grounded research on how to involve people affected by technology in design of future socio-technical practices.

 

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Projects 2004 2021

Research Output 1990 2019

A Socio-Technical System Perspective to View Translation Technoloy in Cross-Culture Communication

Li, M., Zhou, C. & Henriksen, L. B., 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Dark Side of Communication:2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

A Technological Context-Based Study on Craftsman’s Creativity

Zhang, H., Zhou, C. & Liu, C., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of XXIV World Congress of Philosophy : Learning To Be Human.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Building Scaffolds. How Postphenomenology and Critical Constructivism Could Gather in Common Enterprise

Botin, L., 2019, In : Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Best Paper Award

Chunfang Zhou (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

creativity
Japan
climate
Group
Society

Best Paper Award

Chunfang Zhou (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Creativity
Innovation
Japan

Activities 2002 2019

1st Techno-Anthropology Research Seminar

Tom Børsen (Organizer), Petko Atanasov Karadechev (Organizer)
8 Jan 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

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40 år med teknologivurdering

Tom Børsen (Participant)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

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6th International Conference of the Otto Brenner Foundation : The European social model - vision, option or fiction? : prospects for the participation of labour

Herman Knudsen (Speaker)
25 Apr 200527 Apr 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

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