PHTR Conference 2020

Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations

4-7 November 2020

Welcome to the home page of the second edition of the international Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations conference! In this four-day digital event, we will explore the relations between humans and technologies at the intersection of philosophy, design, ethics, art, and engineering. The conference is organized by a multidisciplinary group of scholars, chaired by prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, and digitally hosted by the DesignLab of the University of Twente. The conference intends to bring together scholars in philosophy of technology with the broader field of research in human-technology interaction.  

For whom?

The conference reaches out to anyone interested in understanding, evaluating and shaping the relations between humans and technology, ranging from philosophers and ethicists of technology to social scientists, humanities scholars, artists, designers, and engineers. We want to bring together a community of people to foster dialogue and creative collaborations on the interactions between humans, technologies and society.  

We are looking forward to digitally welcoming you on 4, 5, 6 and 7 November! 

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Programme at a glance

15 min English

Opening conference

Peter-Paul Verbeek Professor of Philosophy of Technology University of Twente
Don Ihde Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Stony Brook University
60 min English

Plenary session: keynote lecture

Robert Rosenberger Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Public Policy Georgia Institute of Technology
15 min English

Preview of the conference: what to expect coming days

Peter-Paul Verbeek Professor of Philosophy of Technology University of Twente

Networking and socializing opportunity

45 min English

Networking and socializing opportunity

15 min


90 min English

Parallel sessions 1

1. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Human-Technology Interactions (PANEL)

Kiyotaka Naoe,
Tetsuya Kono,
Takao Koga,
Toshihiro Suzuki
Tetsuya Kono (Chair)

2. Technology and Human Body: An Interdisciplinary Approach (PANEL)

Hidekazu Kanemitsu,
Miki Namba,
Shigeru Wesugi,
Nicola Liberati
Hidekazu Kanemitsu (Chair)

3. New Media and Postphenomenology

Begum Moralioglu - The Silent Language of The New Media

Scott Luan – Towards a Phenomenological Grammar of Human-Technology Relations

Joakim Vindenes, Barbare Wasson – A Postphenomenological Approach to Modelling Intended Mediations of Virtual Reality Applications
Begum Moralioglu (Chair)

4. Technology and Life

Jonathan de Haan - Relational ontologies, Biosemiotics and Autopoetic Enactivism

Bruno Gransche - Life grasps life – Mind the gap

Jelle Bruineberg - Mutual prediction: embodied active inference within active environments

Jacqueline Bellon - The Associated Milieu as a Means towards Autonomy in Gilbert Simondon’s Philosophy of Technology and Individuation Theory
Margoth Gonzalez Woge (Chair)

5. Robots, AI

Budi Hartanto - Pragmatic Social Robotics

Maria Hedlund, Erik Persson – What is the Scope of Responsibility for AI Experts of the use of AI Technology?
Jelle van Dijk (Chair)

6. Philosophy and Technology

Edward H. Spence - Stoic Ethics and Technology

Yanping Gao - Philosophies of Technology in Post-Mao Era (1978-1995)

Cristel Kolopaking - Subjectivity in times of datafication: a postphenomenological investigation into the technological mediation of Cambridge Analytica and the Chinese Social Credit System.
Edward H. Spence (Chair)

7. Critical Design

Oshri Bar-Gil - Untangling the privacy paradox

Lotje Siffels – Beyond privacy-versus-health: A justification analysis of contact-tracing apps: debate in the Netherlands

Lyat Friedman - Technologies and Practices of Criticism

Furkan Yazıcı - Subject, Youtube and Neoliberalism
Furkan Yazici (Chair)

8. Design & Power

Maurits W. Ertsen - Remains of privileged spaces. Landscapes of power in Delfland, the Netherlands

Ilaria Santoemma - Posthuman Design - Decolonising the One-Sided Human-Technology Relation

Mike Grijseels, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak, Barbara Regeer - Scripting Inclusive Technologies

Stefano Gualeni – Are we going to be the oppressors of Artificial Beings?
Maurits W. Ertsen (Chair)

9. Value change (PANEL)

Philip Nickel, Olya Kudina and Ibo van de Poel;

Anna Melnyk;

Michael Klenk;

Steffen Steinert
Julia Hermann (Chair)

10. Technology and the City I (PANEL)

EL Putnam,
Kevin Mintz,
Taylor Stone,
Ryan Mitchell Wittingslow,
Pieter Vermaas,
Michael Nagenborg (Co-organiser)
Pieter Vermaas (Chair)
15 min


90 min English

Parallel sessions 2

12. Robotics

Shuhong Li - Professional autonomy in Human-Robot-System Interaction (HRSI): an Exploration of the Ethical Impacts of Care Robots on the Autonomy of Caregivers

Kamil Mamak - Should we ban Violence against Robots?

Piercosma Bisconti - Dysfunctional Relations with Sexual Robots: Issues and Strategies
Jelle van Dijk (Chair)

13. Embodiment and Media

F. Betül Gürtekin - Camera Operating Narrations: Understanding the Embodiment Moments

Jacob Kingsbury Downs - On the Edge: Materialities of Headphone Listening

Isaac Monté, Lija Groenewoud-van Vliet - Prosthetic X: A New Human-Machine Interface for Healthy and Beautiful Aging
Sage Cammers-Goodwin (Chair)

14. Ontology and the Digital

Susanna Lindberg - Transcendental Illusions of the Digital World

Peeter Müürsepp - Monotechnics and Polytechnics in the
Digital Context

Korsten & De Jong - Tele-Proxy
Maren Behrensen (Chair)

15. AI and the Human

Carlo Mervich, Mieke Boon, Andreas Weber - The Human Infrastructure of Artificial Intelligence

Christoph Durt - AI’s Intrinsic Relation to Humans

Dina Babushkina - Human Mistakes and Algorithmic Errors
Ellemijke Donner (Chair)

16. Climate & Geo

Erik Laes, Gunter Bombaerts - A Foucauldian Critique of Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste

Pieter Lemmens - From Geocide to Geocare. De-Naturalizing and Re-Noeticizing the Technosphere

Bas de Boer, Jochem Zwier - New Metaphysics? The Earth System as Object and the Anthropocene as Event
Alexandria Koole (Chair)

17. Technology & Politics

Jeffrey White - Saving the World from Itself: On the Potential to Mediate Cooperative Social Transformations in an Era of Ubiquitous Revolt

Marianna Capasso - Human agents as proxies controllers: Freedom as non-domination in socio-technical systems

Mandi Astola - Co-creating technologies: A Dangerous Trend
Jeffrey White (Chair)

18. New Directions in Postphenomenology

Rudi van Etteger - The constructiverse

Jan Peter Bergen - Technology, Alterity and Agency: Following Dance Metaphors to Where They Lead

Pak-Hang Wong - Beautifying Technological Mediation

Gijs de Boer - Posthumanist Design: How Technologies Metamediate Self-styling
Julia Hermann (Chair)

19. Modelling user experience OR how to put awareness into Gestell (Heidegger). Practicing sociotechnical semistructural Design Thinking and Modeling (WORKSHOP)

Maximilian Halstrup
Maximilian Halstrup (Chair)

20. Exploring the Possibility and Ethics of AI Paternalism in Health Apps (PANEL)

Michael Kühler,
Lena Busch,
Katja Stoppenbrink,
Cristina Zaga
Micheal Kühler (Chair)

21. Technology and the City II (PANEL)

Michael Nagenborg,
Sanna Lehtinen,
Taylor Stone
Michael Nagenborg (Chair)

22. How can we integrate ethical deliberation in the design of Artificial Intelligence? (WORKSHOP)

Marc Steen,
Rudy van Belkom
Marc Steen (Chair)
15 min


60 min English

Technology, Environment, and Rewilding in a Synthetic Age.

Christopher Preston Professor of Philosophy University of Montana in Missoula
15 min


90 min English

Parallel sessions 3

23. Subjectivity and the Digital

Paulan Korenhof - Once Upon a Time, "About 1.450 Results (0,26 Seconds)"

Elena Falco - Wikipedia and the situated subject

Paolo Casani - Technological determinism and the sense of Self

Stefania Matei - Commemoration as a Technique of the Self: Subject Constitution through Collaborative Biographical Writing
Paulan Korenhof (Chair)

24. Design and Ethics

Hesam Mohamadi - What do sex robots teach?

Ron Wakkary, Doenja Oogjes, Armaghan Behzad Behbahani - Two Years or More of Co-Speculation with the Tilting Bowl

Laura Niño Caceres, Santiago de Francisco Vela, Ivan Villamizar Castellanos - From e-Health to e-Care: shifting paradigms with combined post-phenomenological and design approaches

Jo-An Kamp - Technology Impact Cycle Tool
Jesse Benjamin (Chair)

25. Case Studies

Minha Lee, Lily Frank, Wijnand IJsselsteijn - Whose emotions are second-order artificial emotions? Intimate feelings fostered with and by technology

Marc Steen, Tjerk Timan, Jurriaan van Diggelen, Nanda van der Stap - A case study of ‘Human-Centric’ Artificial Intelligence: Using different normative ethical perspectives to discuss Man-Machine Teaming and Meaningful Human Control

Aafke Fraaije, Frank Kupper – Briding citizen & Professional Perspectives on Smart Cities
Aafke Fraaije (Chair)

26. COVID-19

David Doat, Yves Poullet - Anthropological and Ethical Issues of Digital Tracing in the Era of Pandemics: Towards a New Imaginary Institution of Society?

Janna van Grunsven - World-Loss in Times of a Pandemic: Introducing Phenomenological Insights for Digital Mental Health Purposes

Ellemijke Donner, Ben Kokkeler - The use of applications in times of disasters: what can we learn from earlier experiences and the development of the Covid-19 applications

Mike Martin - Changing relations in the making: Human face masks
Micheal Kühler (Chair)

27. Responsible Research and Innovation

Cristina Zaga, Nazli Cila, Maria Luce Lupetti - Towards responsible design of AI things: the Role of Agency as a Relational Quality in Human-Agent Interactions

Lucien von Schomberg, Vincent Blok - Towards a Political Concept of Innovation: A Response to the Call of Strong RI

Zachary J. Goldberg - On the Ethical Foundations of EC Ethics Requirements

John A. Machielsen - Responsible Imagineering: John Dewey’s Pluralistic Ethics and Technological Innovation
Jochem Zwier (Chair)

28. Aesthetics

Pauline van Dongen, Kristina Andersen - Making, wearing, and thinking through uncut cloth: Material-aesthetics sensitivity as design strategy

Albrecht Fritzsche - Don’t ask what technology does to theatre: ask what theatre does to technology!

Irene Urrutia - Growing With: Rethinking Cyborgs and Materials With Art in the Biotechnological Era
Pauline van Dongen (Chair)

29. Critical Perspectives on Postphenomenology

Mariska Thalitha Bosschaert, Vincent Blok - The Empirical in the Empirical Turn

Agostino Cera - From Empirical Turn to Ontophobic Turn. A Critical Historization in the Recent Philosophy of Technology

Dominic Smith - Common Resilience: Philosophy of Technology as Future-Oriented Philosophy of Education
Bas de Boer (Chair)

30. Agonistic engagement spaces: towards democratising the smart city (WORKSHOP)

Corelia Baibarac-Duignan,
Julieta Matos Castaño,
Anouk Geenen
Corelia Baibarac-Duignan (Chair)

31. Making a ‘practical turn’ in the philosophy of technology (PANEL)

Wouter Eggink,
Steven Dorrestijn,
Marijke Timmermans,
Hans Voordijk,
Merlijn Smits,
Jelle van Dijk
Wouter Eggink (Chair)

32. Designing Frictions for Active Technological Environments (WORKSHOP)

Samantha Valenzuela,
Margoth González Woge
Margoth Gonzalez Woge (Chair)

33. Law-Computer Interaction

Laurence Diver - Technological mediation vs. the rule of law

Rene Mahieu - Recognizing and Enabling the Collective Dimension of the GDPR

Gianmarco Gori - Technological mediation and the human in the l(aw)

Carlotta Rigotti - Criminalisation by design: pushing or re-drawing the boundaries of criminal law?
Laurence Driver (Chair)

Networking and socializing opportunity

45 min English

Networking and socializing opportunity

15 min


90 min English

Parallel sessions 4

34. Artificial Intelligence as a Tool (PANEL)

Takayuki Suzuki,
Takashi Shibata,
Shigeru Wesugi,
Koji Tachibana
Takayuki Suzuki (Chair)

35. Mediation Theory in Practice

Saeedeh Babaii, Alireza Monajemi - Mediation of Technology in Medical Care Practice

Galit Wellner - Face Recognition, Multistability, and Morality

Rasleen Kour - Jugaad: Integrating Design Context and Use Context through Mediation Theory

Oshri Bar-Gil – Relational Morality – Using Postphenomenological Relational Inquiry as Methodology for Moral and Ethical Research
Yashar Saghai (Chair)

36. Methodology

Jan Willem Hoftijzer - Design for DIY: The Designer’s Responsibility to Establish a Better Relationship Between People and the Things They Use

Tilo Mentler - Reframing Human-Centered Design -Keeping Individuals and Societies at Large in the Loop

Yota Passia, Panagiotis Roupas - Post-Cybernetic Logistics of Design Ecologies: From Fixed Things to Continua in Continuous Variation

Diana Löffler, Leonie Becker, Marc Hassenzahl - Developing a Questionnaire to Assess Experienced Human-Computer Relations
Jan Willem Hoftijzer (Chair)

37. Politics and Ethics

Maurizio Balistreri - Can artificial intelligences be moral? A sentimentalist virtue ethics approach

Fabio Tollon - Do Others Mind? Moral Agents Without Mental States

Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal - The Whiteness of AI

Levi Checketts - Indigence and Intelligent Engines: Toward a Phenomenology of First-World Poverty in the Context of Artificial Intelligence
Sage Cammers-Goodwin (Chair)

38. Digitalization, Communication, and Robotics (PANEL)

Masayoshi Shibata,
Nicola Liberati,
Takashi Hashimoto,
Shoji Nagataki
Nicola Liberati (Chair)

39. E-Health and Medicine

Dmytro Mykhailov - AI systems in contemporary medical diagnosis: ethical mediation and hybrid hermeneutics

Karine Wendrich, Lotte Krabbenborg - Human-technology relations in the context of a smartphone application for digital self-monitoring of Multiple Sclerosis

Jonne Hoek -Tactics of technology appropriation in the fertility clinic: balancing sacred with profane
Bas de Boer (Chair)

40. Alterity Relations

Eveline van Zeeland, Jörg Henseler, Bart Wernaart - The 'trust-bot': designing the conversational style of a chatbot in a medical context

Robin Neuhaus, Matthias Laschke, Ronda Ringfort, Marc Hassenzahl - Exploring New Alterity Relations -Unique Qualities of Social Interactions with Machines

Inger Berling Hyams - Rigorous Design Practices, Alterity and Multistability

Eveline van Zeeland (Chair)

41. Technology and Anthropology

Marco Pavanini - Anthropogenesis as a technical process

Andrej Radman -Machinic Phylum and Architecture: Conditioning of the present by the future

Enrico Postiglione -The Problem of Technology -An Aristotelian Approach

Hossein Kaji - Ihde’s Encounter with “Technological Determinism” in Technology and the Lifeworld
Jochem Zwier (Chair)

42. Citizen ethics through design: Perspectives on “citizen ethics” in the development of healthcare technologies (WORKSHOP)

Cristina Zaga,
Karin Vanderdriesche,
Julia Hermann,
Sabine Wildevuur

Karin Vanderdriesche (Chair)

43.Data Ethics: Reloaded (PANEL)

Esther Keymolen,
Linnet Taylor,
Gijs van Maanen

Esther Keymolen (Chair)

44. Ethics education for engineering students. Build your own teaching materials (WORKSHOP)

Lavinia Marin,
Tijn Borghuis

Lavinia Marin (Chair)
45 min English

Networking and socializing opportunity

60 min English

Final student contest

15 min


60 min English

Plenary session: keynote lecture by Caroline Hummels

15 min English


90 min English

Parallel sessions 5

45. Ethics and AI

Jasper Schellekens - When Technology Decides: A Normative Approach to Assigning Responsibility in Machines that Learn

Kaira Sekiguchi, Koichi Hori - Networking AI systems to promote ethical design practice

Erik Persson, Maria Hedlund - AI and the responsibility of the individual
Sage Cammers-Goodwin (Chair)

46. Design, Art, and Ethics

Lisa Nelson - Does Censorship Make us More Moral

Desiree Foerster - Experimental environments and the aesthetic experience of metabolic processes

Christopher Black - Recommender Systems as a Mode of Technological Maieutics

Suhaib Aslam - “I Keep Coming Back to My Phone”: An Ambient, Reflective and Tangible Approach Towards Digital Wellbeing

Margoth Gonzalez Woge (Chair)

47. Anticipating Mediations through Design Fiction (WORKSHOP)

Armaghan Behzad Behbahani,
Jordan Eshpeter,
Linas Gabrielaitis,
Ron Wakkary

Armaghan Behzad Behbahani (Chair)

49. The Domestic Posthuman (PANEL)

Dennis Weiss,
Colbey Reid,
Laura Forlano

Dennis Weiss (Chair)

50. Science and Technology

Kirk Besmer - Affordances and Postphenomenology

Daniel O'Shiel - Subreal and Superreal: Scientific Modelling and the Rise of a Communal Digital Imagination

Stanley C. Kranc - Reading the Record: Putting Time Back Into the Picture
Jochem Zwier (Chair)

51. Climate, Technology, Politics

Patricia Reyes - Rethinking the technological mediation of climate action through post-anthropocentric politics

Selen Eren - Enacting a Non-Positivist Credibility in New Ecology

Isaac Oluoch – Mapping out Responsibilities and Implications in the Use of Geo-information Technologies in the Classification, Representation and Monitoring of Deprived Urban Areas
Patricia Reyes (Chair)

52. E-Health and Medicine II

Laura Corti - From Dexterity to Experience: a Cross-disciplinary Approach to Neuroprosthesis

Laura Niño Caceres - Increasing adoption and wellbeing of clinicians by designing Electronic Medical Records with human-technology mediation lenses

Carla Greubel, Susan van Hees, Alexander Peine - Attending to value dynamism in a large-scale implementation pilot for health and ageing innovations

Niels Nijsingh - The ethics of automated dynamic default settings in mobile health

Laura Corti (Chair)

53. Behavior Change Technologies and the Everyday Life (WORKSHOP)

Roelof de Vries,
Rúben Gouveia,
Bas de Boer

Bas de Boer (Chair)

54. Regulation, technology and mediation: the mutual co-construction of law, ICTs and society

Niels van Dijk - Right engineering? The re-design of privacy and personal data protection

Katerina Sideri -Agonistic algorithms and Medical software: A study into the ways technology mediates privacy

Raphaël Gellert - AI and the legal regulation of digital technologies: a private turn?

Simone Casiraghi - Ethics, Data Protection and EU Governance: The Role of Computer Ethics in AI Regulation.

Ana Fernandez Inguanzo
Simon Casiraghi (Chair)
Extended with 20 Minutes

55. Apt Install Ethics: Workshop on the Challenges of Ethics in IT Configuration (WORKSHOP)

Ludo Gorzeman,
Paulan Korenhof

Ludo Gorzeman (Chair)

Networking and socializing opportunity

45 min English

Networking and socializing opportunity

15 min


90 min English

Parallel sessions 6

56. Robots, AI (II)

Jelle van Dijk, Abeba Birhane, Frank Pasquale - Debunking Robot Rights: Metaphysically, Ethically, Legally

Tobias Störzinger - Robots as “Active Co-Creators” of the Social World? Ethical Challenges for Emotionalized Social Robot Companions

Andrea Berber, Nenad Filipovic, & Sanja Sreckovic - Explanations in AI: The Anthropocentric ‘Why?’ versus Fidelity
Jelle van Dijk (Chair)

57. Data Politics

Ivan Veul - Following the Issues: A Political Perspective on Google's Data Practices

Marjolein Krijgsman, Alex Smit - The Construction of Social Realities Through Open Government Data: Making visible the contextual underpinnings of open data published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Gerwin van Schie - Technologically Mediated Racialization: Integrating an Instrumental, Epistemological and Ontological Approach

Sabine Thuermel - Experimenting with the “Not Yet”

Ivan Veul (Chair)

58. Anticipatory/Future Studies

Clarissa Schmitt, Caroline Hummels - Co-creative exploration of fictional futures to enable the anticipation of soft impacts of technologies in becoming

Nina Bozic Yams, Markus F. Peschl, & Kamnikar Gregor - Sensing Future Potentialities in Human-Technology Relations

Anouk Geenen, Julieta Matos Castaño, & Mascha van der Voort - How to anticipate the mediation of values with stakeholders: a designerly approach to techno-moral scenarios

Joyce Nabuurs, Anouk Heltzel, Willemine Willems, & Frank Kupper - The Potential of Speculative Design in Public Engagement with Emerging Science and Technology

Bas de Boer (Chair)

59. City & Architecture

Tea Lobo - Mediating Wilderness: The City’s Self-Demarcation from and Participation in Nature

Stavros Kousoulas - Make and, by Making, Make Yourself:Norms, Values and Architectural Technicities

Hidde Kamst - The Cooperative City: a Participatory Framework for Using Technology in the City and Beyond

Julieta Matos Castaño, Anouk Geenen, Corelia Baibarac-Duignan, & Mascha van der Voort - From controversy- paralysis to controversy-fueled collaboration: supporting the collective sensemaking of human-city-technology interaction with futures-oriented methods

Julieta Matos Castano (Chair)

60. Postphenomenology: Case-Studies

Marga Viljoen - Skilful building: a postphenomenological study on construction sites in Johannesburg

Anders Michelsen, Inger Berling Hyams - Multistability, Diagram and Emergent Design: The Entanglement of Technology and Creativity

Oshri Bar-Gil - Clipping us together - Postphenomenological Analysis of Google Clips Camera

Nenad Pavel - Postphenomenological perspective on learning - A case study of learning through technological mediation
Marga Viljoen (Chair)

61. Knowing with AI

Peter Stegmaier - The stupidity of artificial intelligence – on knowledge and certainty in artificial cognitive systems

Marita Isaksson - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The implications of current technological developments for Harry Collins epistemological theory and his critique of the possibilities of a general AI.

Lavinia Marin - To share or to stay silent? An ecological concept of online responsibility for social media

Peter Stegmaier (Chair)

62. Technology in Transition

Luca Collalti, Mads Stærk Christensen, Johan Irving Søltoft, Kristian Holst - Tactics of Sustainable Design

Roel Veraart, Vincent Blok - Sustainable Transition: Bio- or Technology-based Economy?

Enrico Panai - The Assassin Pie: an ethical approach of simple data visualization elements

Roel Veraart (Chair)

63. The Necessity of Critique (PANEL)

Yoni van den Eede,
Ryan Wittingslow,
Hans Radder

Yoni van den Eede (Chair)

65. Designing for the politics of artifacts? (PANEL)

Heather Wiltse,
Pieter Vermaas,
Matthew J. Dennis,
Holly Robbins

Heather Wiltse (Chair)

66. Technology & Applied Hauntology (PANEL)

Anna-Carolina Zuiderduin,
Alice Fox,
Jonathan de Haan

Alice Fox (Chair)
15 min


90 min English

Parallel sessions 7

67. Digital Transformations

Dakota Root - The Disappearance of Roadmaps: digital transformations of knowledge and practices

Ane Kathrine Bo Johansen, Tom Børsen, Patricia Arjona B. Monteiro, Ditte Maj Kaspersen, Lasse Schwartz Dahlberg, Niels Hasager & Jorge Cardeño Contreras - The digital customer meeting in the financial sector

Giacomo Figà Talamanca - Mindshaping jerks: the folk psychology of online hostility and trolling

Paolo Casiani - Technological determinism and the sense of Self
Dakota Root (Chair)

68. Postphenomenology: New Directions

Ole B. Jensen - Material Pragmatism – Mobilities design at the crossing of post-phenomenology and pragmatism

Olya Kudina, Peter-Paul Verbeek - The hermeneutic lemniscate as a technologically mediated account of interpretation

Richard S. Lewis - Situating the Emerging Human: Moving Beyond a Technocentric Perspective in Human- Technology Relations

Annie Kurz - Offline, unplugged, disconnected...a postphenomenological inquiry into absence-relations to technology

Margoth Gonzalez Woge (Chair)

69. Technology & The Body

Rebecca Louise Breuer - Body, mind and wearables. How technology alters the conception of the body

Jessica Lombard - Questioning the body: from philosophical dualism to sensible embodiment

Elizabeth C Nelson, Tibert Verhagen, Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten, & Matthijs L Noordzij - Empowered Embodiment Theory and its Influence on Adherence
Sage Cammers-Goodwin (Chair)

70. Thinking and Designing the Future

Sofia Kaloterakis - The science-fictionality of the myth of progress: understanding the displacement of techno- scientific imagination.

Silvia Cazacu & Ben Schouten - Using design fiction to generate a discussion about the role of technology in supporting citizenship behavior

Rodrigo Hernández-Ramírez - Mapping technological views in Human-Centered Design—A postphenomenological analysis

Corelia Baibarac-Duignan, Nanna Verhoeff - Co-Creation in the “Lockdown City”: Re-Designing Creative Urban Methodologies through Hybrid Interfaces
Sofie Kaloterakis (Chair)

71. Work

Berend Thomas Alberts-de Gier - Building a Datafication Framework: A Case Study in Measuring Customer Experience in Facility Management, using Action Design Research

M.W. Vegter, V. Blok, & R. Wesselink - Disrupting Work; AI in Process Industry

Jan Gogoll, Severin Kacianka, & Niina Zuber - Ethical Deliberation for Agile Processes

Kristin Neidinger, Kheit Truong, Hermie Hermens, & Vanessa Evers - Illuminated Biofeedback for the Flow State and Teamwork

Berend Thomas Alberts-de Gier (Chair)

73. Sensory Augmentation technology - ethics, use and design (PANEL)

Lesley-Ann Daly -  Ethical Design Framework for commercial Sensory Augmentation Technology 

Michel Witter -  Situating sensory substitution for the deaf and the blind 

Imre Bard -  Augmented Reality as the next wave of neuroenhancement

Stephanie Gauttier - When sensory enhancement takes place at work: ethical considerations for the management of an enhanced workforce

Bouke van Balen (Chair)

74. Conversational Futures (ConFu): Future-centered design as conversations with future humans, cyborgs and artificial agents (WORKSHOP)

Minha Lee,
Alain Starke,
Renee Noortman,
Cristina Zaga,
Gijs Huisman,
Kristina Andersen,
Lily Frank,
Wijnand IJsselsteijn,
Dirk Heylen

Minha Lee (Chair)

75. The Necessity of Critique (II) (PANEL)

Jochem Zwier,
Darryl Cressman,
Taila Picchi,
Lars Botin

Jochem Zwier (Chair)
15 min


60 min English

Plenary session: closing keynote lecture by Ashley Shew

15 min


90 min English

Parallel sessions 8

77. Sex and Desire

Ciano Aydin - Technology and the structure of desire

Christl de Kloe - Battery Operated Better: mediating sexual pleasure and phallocentric normativity in relation to contemporary vibrators.

Kirsten van der Stelt - The Construction of Gender Binary: An Technological Analysis Queering the Male/Female Dichotomy

Alice Fox - #SendNudes: The Rise of E-Girls

Margoth Gonzalez Woge (Chair)

78. Ethics and Responsibility

Krzysztof Dolega - Better Stewards of Our Nature: Can AI Foster Morality?

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem - Super Ethics or Just Human?

Ariel Guersenzvaig - Responsibility as self-enactment

Michał Wieczorek - Dewey, MacIntyre and Self-Tracking: A Case for Rethinking Virtue Ethics of Technology

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (Chair)

79. Design and the Digital

Stefano Gualeni - Meaning and Subjectivity in Virtual Worlds

Joakim Vindenes, Lars Nyre, Zulfikar Fahmy - Phenomenological Prototyping for Virtual Reality: Storyboarding as Imaginative Variations

Sebastian Nähr-Wagener - Socio-sensitive artificial assistants? About dimensions of social appropriateness in human-human-interaction and their potential transfer to human-technology-relations

Sabrina Hauser, Johan Redström, Heather Wiltse - Speculating on living with and designing artificial agents

Jelle van Dijk (Chair)

80. Theoretical Approaches to AI

Alberto Romele - AnAEsthetics: Stock Images and the Technological Imaginaries of Artificial Intelligence

Jesse Josua Benjamin - Patterns and Process: Steps towards a Post-Phenomenological Hermeneutics of AI

Jacqueline Bellon – Human-Technology and Human-Media Interactions through Adversarial Attacks
Alberto Romele (Chair)

81. Design and Values

Ivo Maathuis, Pim Janssen, Masi Mohammadi - The new scholastic landscape: exploring a value sensitive design approach to create empathic school environments for children with ASDs

Martha Risnes - Discussing design ethics in an interdisciplinary team using mediation theory in a speculative design

Deger Ozkaramanli, Michael Nagenborg - Moral dilemmas and design methodologies

Cristina Zaga, Sabine Wildevuur, Mascha van der Voort, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Miriam Iliohan, Vanessa Evers - The moral turn in Design Thinking: Towards Responsible Design

Michael Nagenborg (Chair)

82. Human-Technology Relations

Anette Forss - The digital turn in nursing education amid the Covid-19 pandemic - a postphenomenological perspective

Marga Viljoen - Scale, scope and context in human-technology-world relations.

Santiago de Francisco Vela - Affective technologies. Application of emotional paradoxes to technological artifacts

Anette Forss (Chair)

83. How much "human" remains in technology? Perspectives of human-machine-interaction on usability and design (PANEL)

Kevin Liggieri: Anthropocentrism in man-machine-interaction

Olivier Del Fabbro: 1's or 0's - current or no current: Human-machine interaction in between the analogue-digital and software-hardware.

Suzana Alpsancar: From “Fahr-Zeug [driving-stuff]” to “Fahr-Ding [driving-thing]”

Commentator: Abigail Nieves Delgado

Kevin Liggierei (Chair)

84. Design Philosophy Correspondence (PANEL)

Pierre Lévy - A dialogue between design and phenomenology, the case of the TU/e

Deva Waal - Philosophy, design and the (non-)linguistic

Sander van der Zwan - Postphenomenology as a generative lens

Maarten Smith - Philosophy with sketching

Pierre Lévy (Chair)

85. Gathering Posthuman Perspectives on the “Good Life” and the Energy to Sustain it (WORKSHOP)

Holly Robbins,
Joep Frens,
Lenneke Kuijer,
Ron Wakkary
15 min

Plenary session: Closing words by Peter-Paul Verbeek


Networking and socializing opportunity


Robert Rosenberger
Robert Rosenberger Associate Professor of Philosophy in the School of Public Policy Georgia Institute of Technology
Caroline Hummels
Caroline Hummels Professor Design and Theory for Transformative Qualities at the department of Industrial Design Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
Christopher Preston
Christopher Preston Professor of Philosophy University of Montana in Missoula
Ashley Shew
Ashley Shew Associate Professor, Department of Science, Technology, and Society Virginia Tech, USA