Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations Conference 2020

The online PHTR Conference | 4 - 7 November 2020

THE Website that HOSTS the PHTR conference is now online!

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We are happy to invite you to the second edition of the international Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations conference. This is a four-day digital event to explore the relations between humans and technologies at the intersection of philosophy, design, ethics, art, and engineering. It is organized by a multidisciplinary group of scholars, chaired by prof. Peter-Paul Verbeek, and digitally hosted by the DesignLab of the University of Twente. The conference intends to bring together scholars in philosophy of technology with the broader field of research in human-technology interaction. 

For who?

The conference reaches out to anyone interested in understanding, evaluating and shaping the relations between humans and technology, ranging from philosophers and ethicists of technology to social scientists, humanities scholars, artists, designers, and engineers. We want to bring together a community of people to foster dialogue and creative collaborations on the interactions between humans, technologies and society. 

We are looking forward to digitally welcoming you in Twente on 4, 5, 6 and 7 November!

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About DesignLab

DesignLab is a multidisciplinary platform at the University of Twente, to connect science and society through design. Societal challenges from environmental and (ethical) health questions to rapidly evolving technology - bring forward tensions that cannot be resolved with traditional models of innovation. That’s where DesignLab comes into play. We are a collaborative platform for creative changemakers, firmly rooted across the University of Twente ecosystem. DesignLab connects scientific, technological and creative insights, and works on impactful solutions for societal challenges. 


For questions and information please contact Michelle de Boer, project manager Technology and Society, via