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Science, Technology and Innovation beyond Growth

Science, Technology and Innovation beyond Growth

Our conference is asking: “What would Science, Technology and Innovation look like in a world not driven by the endless pursuit of economic growth? What exciting futures would begin to take shape if we harnessed technological and scientific advances for something other than growth alone? What new worlds might we be able to conceive if human wellbeing and the natural environment were the primary focus of innovation?"
The New and History – art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 Conference Proceedings

The New and History – art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 Conference Proceedings

art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 International conference was keen on the relationship between artistic and scientific disciplines and celebrated the 50th anniversary of Leonardo journal, published by MIT Press, the most influential in the international arena on the relationships among arts, sciences and technologies. art*science 2017/Leonardo 50 general topic was “The New and History”. The “new”, the “innovation”, have roots in history but they can project this heritage into the future thanks to th...
Ars Electronica 2017 – The Small Cities Forum

Ars Electronica 2017 – The Small Cities Forum

Among the many events in Ars Electronica 2017 - we will make reportages and reviews in the n-blog, like the last year - there is a workshop about the small cities as engines of innovation, The Small Cities Forum. The Small Cities Forum is an initiative of Pordenone Design Week and Ars Electronica Linz to promote the power of the small cities and to provide a place for the exchange of experiences and best practice models.

How ‘Maintainers,’ Not ‘Innovators,’ Make the World Turn

Source: TheAtlantic.com New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “visionary ideas” and “creative leaps” led to “disruptive realities”—that is, if you buy the rhetoric of certain books and novelty-oriented publications (including, sometimes, your very own CityLab). But those who’ve questioned whether technology really is society’s salve aren’t alone. Lee Vinsel,...

Hail the maintainers

Source: aeon Innovation is a dominant ideology of our era, embraced in America by Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the Washington DC political elite. As the pursuit of innovation has inspired technologists and capitalists, it has also provoked critics who suspect that the peddlers of innovation radically overvalue innovation. What happens after innovation, they argue, is more important. Maintenance and repair, the building of infrastructures, the mundane labour that goes into sustaining funct...

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