Democracy and Technology. Europe under Tensions, 19th-21st C. 6th ToE Conference
19-21 sept. 2013
Maison de la Recherche Université Paris-Sorbonne 28 Rue Serpente 75006 Paris - Paris (France)
The conference deals with places and periods where and when democracy and technology intersected and interacted, inside or outside projects and institutions, discourses and practices, procedures and objects, from the 19th C. to present times. Between assessment and instrumentalization, how democracy dealt with the social, economic and cultural challenges of technology ? How technology and democratic regimes and ideas impacted mutually ? The conference has two particular focusses : tracking transnational dynamics at European scale, historicizing recent claims for a "technical democracy", through which it is expected that the making of democracy and technology are weaved together.
Discipline scientifique : Histoire, Philosophie et Sociologie des sciences
Lieu de la conférence