Our first edition of the PHTR Conference was such a success that we of course wanted to host it again. Here is a look back at 2018:
We were also very grateful to the students from the PSTS master programme:
Selen Eren, Alessio Gerola, Jonathan de Haan, Mees Hellinga, Ammu Joshy, Simon Kroes, Joonas Lindeman, and Samantha Valenzuela Hernández. They helped us out by setting up your presentations, answering your questions, et cetera.
There was a great mix of speakers from various backgrounds that were able to provide us insight in their fields related to Humans and Technology:
The number of people sending in abstracts and registering to participate was much larger than we had dared to expect, which made it a true pleasure to organise the conference. While focusing on the philosophy of human technology relations, the conference reached out to art, design, engineering, and Science and Technology Studies. In total we were able to create over 50 different panels for participants to attend. We had paper presentations, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, book panels, and a book exhibit. Participants came from all over the world, we believed the conference brought about many new connections and we cannot wait to see what the 2nd edition of the PHTR Conference will bring.
Here is just a sample of what was offered in 2018:
The Conference Schedule:
The Conference Program including Abstracts:
On the evening of July 12th the conference dinner was held in the museum De Museumfabriek, close to the old city centre of Enschede. The museum is located in a renovated textile factory, representing Enschede's textile industry history, in between some of the most iconic buildings in the Twente region.
Peter-Paul Verbeek co-organized the exhibition Frankenstein: I think therefore I am which was showed in this museum. Participants of the dinner could enter the exhibition for free during this evening, and a guided tour was given for those interested.
Thanks to all of those who made the first edition of the PHTR Conference a success! We hope to welcome you to the PHTR 2020 Conference.