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Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

Technology and the City

Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies

Editors: Nagenborg, M., Stone, T., González Woge, M., Vermaas, P.E. (Eds.)

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  • Unique coverage of the interplay between technologies and the city from a philosophical perspective
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  • Goes beyond the limited focus of privacy concerns and the trolley problem toward a philosophy of the smart and just city
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About this book

The contributions in this volume map out how technologies are used and designed to plan, maintain, govern, demolish, and destroy the city. The chapters demonstrate how urban technologies shape, and are shaped, by fundamental concepts and principles such as citizenship, publicness, democracy, and nature. The many authors herein explore how to think of technologically mediated urban space as part of the human condition. The volume will thus contribute to the much-needed discussion on technology-enabled urban futures from the perspective of the philosophy of technology. This perspective also contributes to the discussion and process of making cities ‘smart’ and just. This collection appeals to students, researchers, and professionals within the fields of philosophy of technology, urban planning, and engineering.

About the authors

Dr. Michael Nagenborg is Assistant Professor for Philosophy of Technology at the University of Twente’s Philosophy Department. He is a board member of the Philosophy of the City Research Group and a management team member of the 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology. Michael Nagenborg did pioneering work in the ethics and politics of computing and robotics. His current research focus is located at the intersection of Philosophy of the City and Philosophy of Technology. Besides teaching in Philosophy programmes, he is involved in curricula development and teaching of various engineering and design-oriented programmes.
Dr. Taylor Stone is cross-appointed as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Philosophy Department of Delft University of Technology. His research focuses on how technologies and infrastructures shape, and are shaped by, social and environmental values. He takes this up through conceptual investigations into human-technology-environment relations, in combination with practical work on the responsible design of new and emerging technologies.
Margoth González Woge is a PhD candidate at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente. She is a lecturer in Philosophy of Technology at the Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences (ATLAS) honours programme at University College Twente, where she is also involved in curricula development. Her research focuses on human-technology interactions within high-tech environments, drawing from postphenomenology and ecological-enactive cognition.
Dr. Pieter Vermaas is Associate Professor at the Philosophy Department of Delft University of Technology. His research focusses on the epistemology of design and the analysis of claims about what design in engineering, product-development and architecture can achieve and bring to society. He is President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (http://www.spt.org/), Executive Director of the Delft Design for Values institute (http://designforvalues.tudelft.nl/) and Editor in Chief of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series (https://www.springer.com/series/8657).

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Nagenborg, Michael (et al.)

  • Aesthetic Perspectives on Urban Technologies: Conceptualizing and Evaluating the Technology-Driven Changes in the Urban Everyday Experience

    Pages 13-35

    Lehtinen, Sanna (et al.)

  • The Techne and Poiesis of Urban Life-Forms

    Pages 37-55

    Lobo, Tea

  • Locative Reverb: Artistic Practice, Sound Technology, and the Grammatization of the Listener in the City

    Pages 57-74

    Putnam, EL

  • Theorizing Technologically Mediated Policing in Smart Cities: An Ethnographic Approach to Sensing Infrastructures in Security Practices

    Pages 75-100

    Niculescu-Dincă, Vlad

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and the City
Book Subtitle
Towards a Philosophy of Urban Technologies
Editors
  • Michael Nagenborg
  • Taylor Stone
  • Margoth González Woge
  • Pieter E. Vermaas
Series Title
Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52313-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52313-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52312-1
Series ISSN
1879-7202
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 450
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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