The evolution and effects of the information society can be exemplified via many threads, both in hard and soft science, according to ones’ discipline and field. In this contribution, the speaker’s three decades of applied research acts as a vehicle to demonstrate development and impact via directly and creatively applying technical advances to affect life quality at a societal level. Illustrated is how empirical research successfully reaches beyond the walls of academia to directly affect individuals, groups and communities across abilities and ages. Developments that have led to patented commercial product, national and international projects, and industry start-ups (including impactful third party research investigations) form the basis for discussion. Beyond this, a wider more generic perspective reflects on product adoption that illustrate todays’ contemporary e-society tendencies where recent influx and uptake of consumer-targeted artificial reality products point to society’s desire for alternative sensory experiences. Posited is how aligned with this desire there is a need for new ethical considerations in research as was found in the speaker’s research at the end of the 20th century. The keynote will close with video examples that directly address such ethical issues to promote further discussions and analogies.
|Publication date||21 Aug 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Aug 2019|
|Event||14th International Conference on e-Society (ES 2016) - Algarve, Portugal|
Duration: 9 Apr 2016 → 11 Apr 2016
|Conference||14th International Conference on e-Society (ES 2016)|
|Period||09/04/2016 → 11/04/2016|