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Dirk Hommrich

Dirk Hommrich

Scientific staff
resigned
Research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Education

Studies of philosophy, history, sociology and political science at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Frankfurt am Main.

Interdisciplinary PhD in Philosophy with a thesis on the visual culture of popular neuroscience, which won the 2017 award for outstanding scientific achievement of the TU Darmstadt.

Professional background

2017 - 2018 Senior researcher at ITAS, research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy
2016 Associate member, research project “Visions as socio-epistemic practices – Theoretical foundation and practical application of Vision Assessment in Technology Assessment” at ITAS
2012 - 2015 Lecturer, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
2012 Freelancer at CC Foresight, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
2011 Freelance Editor at e.g. Hanser Verlag
2010 Research Assistant, Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2006 - 2012 Fellow of the Research Training Group “Topology of Technology”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at Technische Universität Darmstadt; visiting researcher (2009) at the Department of Anthropology / Science and Technology Studies, UC Davis, USA

Fields of work

  • Philosophy of science and technology, esp. of brain research and the neurosciences
  • Critique and metacritique of neuroethics
  • Technology assessment, esp. of neuroimaging and neurotechnologies
  • Science communication (esp. of scholarly infrastructures and “popular science”)
  • Phenomenology of media, Social Studies of Scientific Visualizations (SIV), Visual Culture Studies
  • Social and political philosophy (concepts of power, theories of totalitarianism, democracy and ideology)
  • Governance, policies and regimes of “neuroscientific education”

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Publications


2019
Book Chapters
Lösch, A.; Böhle, K.; Coenen, C.; Dobroć, P.; Heil, R.; Grunwald, A.; Scheer, D.; Schneider, C.; Ferrari, A.; Hommrich, D.; Sand, M.; Aykut, S. C.; Dickel, S.; Fuchs, D.; Kastenhofer, K.; Torgersen, H.; Gransche, B.; Hausstein, A.; Konrad, K.; Nordmann, A.; Schaper-Rinkel, P.; Schulz-Schaeffer, I.; Wentland, A.
Technology Assessment of Socio-Technical Futures - A Discussion Paper.
2019. Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present : Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges. Ed.: A. Lösch, 285–308, Springer VS, Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13
2018
Presentations
Hommrich, D.
Ethical, legal, and social issues of AI & AI alignment.
2018. Artificial Intelligence Conference, Canadian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (2018), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 21, 2018 
Hommrich, D.
Information infrastructures, technology governance, and committers: contexts, competencies, and capabilities for specialized online portals.
2018. Jahrestagung des International Network on Cultural Diversity and New Media (CultMedia), Praha, CZ, 10.-12.September 2018 
Hommrich, D.
Information infrastructures and the digitalization of science: Perspectives of STS, TA and cultural studies.
2018. 17th Annual STS Conference - Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies (2018), Graz, Austria, May 7–8, 2018 
Hommrich, D.
Ethical, legal, and social aspects of AI and AI alignmetn.
2018. Artificial Intelligence Conference, Canadian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (2018), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 21, 2018 
Hommrich, D.
Theatrum cerebri: Gehirn und Geist und die visuelle Kultur populärer Hirnforschung.
2018. Internationale Fachtagung - Genealogie der Populärwissenschaft: Von der Ekphrasis zur Virtuellen Realität (2018), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 15–17, 2018 
Hommrich, D.
’Open Science’ in practice: Future images of scholarly communication.
2018. 17th Annual STS Conference - Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies (2018), Graz, Austria, May 7–8, 2018 
Hommrich, D.; Dobroć, P.
Distorting mirrors of the present: Future visions of socio-epistemic practices.
2018. Grappling with the Futures : Insights from Philosophy, History, and Science, Technology and Society, Boston, Mass., April 29-30, 2018 
2017
Journal Articles
Hommrich, D.
Der openTA-Blog.
2017. Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, 26 (3), 81. doi:10.14512/tatup.26.3.81Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Riehm, U.; Hommrich, D.
Der openTA Newsdienst.
2017. TATuP: Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis, 26 (1-2), 89 Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Presentations
Hommrich, D.
openTA: Fachportal für Technikfolgenabschätzung.
2017. Nachwuchstagung “2000 Revisited - Rückblick auf die Zukunft” (2017), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6–7, 2017 
Hommrich, D.
Zum Kenntnisstand über die Nutzung digitaler Infrastrukturen unter WissenschaftlerInnen.
2017. 6. openTA- Workshop über "Fachportale, Fachinformationsdienste, Wissenschaftsnetzwerke" (2017), Karlsruhe, Germany, November 16–17, 2017 
Hommrich, D.; Riehm, U.
Das Fachportal Technikfolgenabschätzung ’openTA’.
2017. openTA Informationsveranstaltung, Institut für Soziale Ökologie, Fakultät für interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Wien, A, 21.Juni 2017 
Hommrich, D.; Riehm, U.
Das Fachportal Technikfolgenabschätzung ’openTA’.
2017. openTA Informationsveranstaltung, ISR, Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien, A, 20.Juni 2017 
Hommrich, D.; Riehm, U.
Das Fachportal Technikfolgenabschätzung ’openTA’.
2017. openTA Informationsveranstaltung, AIT Center for Innovation Systems and Policy, Wien, A, 21.Juni 2017 
2016
Reports/Preprints
Lösch, A.; Böhle, K.; Coenen, C.; Dobroć, P.; Ferrari, A.; Heil, R.; Hommrich, D.; Sand, M.; Schneider, C.; Aykut, S.; Dickel, S.; Fuchs, D.; Gransche, B.; Grunwald, A.; Hausstein, A.; Kastenhofer, K.; Konrad, K.; Nordmann, A.; Schaper-Rinkel, P.; Scheer, D.; Schulz-Schaeffer, I.; Torgersen, H.; Wentland, A.
Technikfolgenabschätzung von soziotechnischen Zukünften.
2016. KIT, Karlsruhe. doi:10.5445/IR/1000062676Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document