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Message posted on 19/05/2019

Conference 'Innovation and Its Others' June 21, Berlin

Dear Colleagues,

The DFG graduate school ‚Innovation Society Today‘

from the Institute of Sociology at Technische Universität Berlin
cordially invites you to join its upcoming conference part of its summer
school on ‘/Innovation and Its Others: Neglected aspects of creative
//on June 21 2019.

Please find attached the final program.

With the given topic, we want to address phenomena that are often
overlooked in the contemporary discussion of innovations and
innovativeness, for example the destructive side of Schumpeter’s
‘creative destruction’ or the blind spots of what Rogers called the ‘pro
innovation bias’.

We are happy to announce two exceptional keynote-speakers, both working
at the core of this summer schools subject:

Benoît Godin(Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Montreal)
has a long history in studying innovation and recently edited a book on
Critical Studies of Innovation (together with Dominique Vinck)
(published in 2017). In his keynote /‘From Innovation to X-innovation to
Reflexive Innovation’/ he will take us on the decade long journey of the
term innovation, with special recourse on its changing implications and
societal conditions.

Martin W. Bauer(London School of Economics and Political Science) also
since many years conducts highly relevant research by studying the
societal implications and circumstances of innovations. He particularly
addresses the role of resistance to innovation as an important as well
as productive factor in the development process of technologies deemed
to be innovative. In his Keynote /‘Resistance as Technology Assessment –
Further Observations’/ he will expand upon the concept of resistance,
especially regarding its productive implications on innovation processes.

The keynotes will be supplemented by presentations from members of the
DFG graduate school ‘Innovation Society Today’, each dealing with
different facets of ‘the Other’ of innovation. For example by focusing
on innovation processes by other means (like repairing), on negative
imaginations connected to artificial intelligence and on societal
problem solving inside and outside the laboratory.

There is no conference fee, but we got limited space so a *registration
via E-Mail at the graduate schools academic coordinator
is required. The mail should
include your name and, if applicable, organizational affiliation.

Kind regards,

Matthias Bottel & Simon Egbert (on behalf of the members of the DFG
graduate school ‘Innovation Society Today’)

M.A. Matthias Bottel
Fachgebiet Technik- und Innovationssoziologie
Institut für Soziologie
Technische Universität Berlin
Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, Sekr. FH 9-1
10587 Berlin
Tel: 030 314-75681, Sekr.: -71459

neu: Schulz-Schaeffer, I. & Bottel, M. (2018): Die Herstellung
transnational mobiler Arbeitstätigkeiten in der Softwareentwicklung.

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