Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Interfaces between society and technology

Technology accompanies people in almost all situations in life – from work to mobility to healthcare. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are investigating how society and technology interact. The KIT Center Man and Technology will present its work on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Karlsruhe City Hall. Under the title “Shape Change” they show some current projects at a science slam. At the same time, from July 18 to 20, 2022, there will be the opportunity to visit the MobiLab on the Karlsruhe market square. The mobile laboratory offers space for exchange between science and society.

Future topics such as digitization, energy transition or mobility are directly linked to technologies and innovations. The expectations that citizens have of science are diverse. And the consequences of technological developments are also perceived differently in society. This interface between society and research is the focus of the KIT Center Man and Technology. It networks the work of researchers who deal with the interactions between humans and their technological environment at KIT from social, ethical, cultural, economic, but also legal perspectives. The research spectrum includes the consequences of technical innovations as well as the public perception of technology.

The “KIT im Rathaus” event enables interested citizens to get to know this exciting field of research in a science slam. All interested parties, especially schoolchildren, are invited to the ZAK | Center for Applied Cultural Studies and Studium Generale of the KIT. A subsequent reception offers the opportunity to talk to researchers from the KIT Center. Admission is free.

In addition, from July 18 to 20, 2022, there will be the opportunity to visit the MobiLab in front of Karlsruhe City Hall. The MobiLab is a mobile participation laboratory in the form of a tiny house and serves as a platform for the exchange between science and society.