What may responsible innovations in digital society be like? This question will be dealt with by the Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Insti-tute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with the FabLab Karls-ruhe e.V. Two young scientists of ITAS will organize two inter-active workshops on October 11 and November 08, 2014. The interested public is cordially invited to attend these workshops and the final event on November 22, 2014. The project has won the Germany-wide university competition “Mehr als Bits und Bytes” (More than Bits and Bytes).
More information: http://www.fablab-karlsruhe.de/projekte
Workshop registration:Julia hahn∂kit edu
The workshops and the final event will be held in the German
Digital Press Kit Relating to the Science Year 2014
Communication, energy supply, mobility, industry, health care, lei-sure time: Digital technologies have long been part of our everyday life, they open up new opportunities and offer solutions for problems of society. At the same time, they pose challenges. Opportunities and risks will be in the focus of the Science Year 2014 – The Digital Society. At the KIT, researchers of all disciplines study various – technical and societal – aspects of digitization. The digital press kit of KIT relating to the Science Year 2014 contains short portraits, press releases, and videos:
Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.