193.040 Responsible Research and Innovation
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

  • To describe fundamental concepts and ideas in Moral Philosophy
  • To describe fundamental theories and concepts of Science and Technology Studie(STS)
  • To have an understanding of Research and Innovation as soicio-historical and socio- cultural activities and processes
  • Being able to discuss theories and concepts of Responsible Research and Innovation Having a broad range of methods to assess technology as socio-technical systems available
  • Using Design Fiction to speculate about futures in productive and critical ways

Subject of course

The course will start by introducing the fundamental philosophical aspects with respect to morality and the role of science and technology in society. Building on these, core concepts and methods of RRI will be introduced and applied to assess a wide range of controversial technology trends. Building on the material presented and discussed in class, students will develop a fictional project as part of the practical part. They will develop a Design Fiction in which they describe a potential technological innovation in the form of a (as-if-true) research paper. They then will assess their fiction from RRI perspectives and write a critical essay on the potential impacts on society and the environment.



Course dates

Thu09:00 - 11:0004.10.2018 - 24.01.2019EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Responsible Research and Innovation - Single appointments
Thu04.10.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu11.10.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu18.10.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu25.10.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu08.11.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu22.11.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu29.11.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu06.12.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu13.12.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu20.12.201809:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu10.01.201909:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu17.01.201909:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture
Thu24.01.201909:00 - 11:00EI 3A Hörsaal Lecture

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.10.2018 09:33 10.10.2018 12:30


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 935 Media and Human-Centered Computing 1. Semester


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