Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society

Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present

Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges

Editors: Lösch, A., Grunwald, A., Meister, M., Schulz-Schaeffer, I. (Eds.)

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​The exploration of ways to conceptualize the shaping of the present by socio‐technical futures is the aim of this volume. Therefore it brings together contributions from Science and Technology Studies and Technology Assessment, which focus all on the question how socio-technical images of the future shape present processes of innovation and transformation starting from empirical case studies and generalizing specific findings or by tackling conceptual questions from the outset. A white paper of 23 authors, which aims to sensitize researchers and practitioners completes the volume.

About the authors

Andreas Lösch is senior research scientist at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) and private lecturer for sociology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Armin Grunwald is director of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), full professor of philosophy and ethics of technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and heads the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB).
Martin Meister is a research associate at the Department of Sociology, Chair on Sociology of Technology and Innovation at Technical University of Berlin.
Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer is full professor of sociology and head of the sociology of technology and innovation group at the Department of Sociology at Technical University of Berlin.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Socio‐Technical Futures Shaping the Present

    Pages 1-14

    Lösch, Andreas (et al.)

  • Shaping the Present by Creating and Reflecting Futures

    Pages 17-35

    Grunwald, Armin

  • Prototype Scenarios as Negotiation Arenas Between the Present and Imagined Futures. Representation and Negotiation Power in Constructing New Socio-Technical Configurations

    Pages 37-65

    Schulz-Schaeffer, Ingo (et al.)

  • Visionary Practices Shaping Power Constellations

    Pages 67-88

    Lösch, Andreas (et al.)

  • Globalizing Technologies: Geopolitical Innovation in the U.S. Bioeconomy

    Pages 91-110

    Doezema, Tess

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present
Book Subtitle
Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges
Editors
  • Andreas Lösch
  • Armin Grunwald
  • Martin Meister
  • Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer
Series Title
Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society
Copyright
2019
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-27155-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-27154-1
Series ISSN
2524-3764
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 308
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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