The Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) investigates scientific and technological developments with a focus on their impacts and possible systemic and unintended effects. It produces analytical knowledge and assessments of socio-technical developments in order to provide policy and design options for decision-makers. The research covers ethical, ecological, economic, social, political-institutional, and cultural questions. Major goals are advice for research and technology policy, provision of knowledge for the design of socio-technical systems, and the organization and observation of discursive processes on open and controversial questions of technology policy.
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In the context of the TA project "Online citizen participation in the parliamentary work" a survey among all stakeholders - representatives of civil society organizations, citizens' groups, the media, business, science, government, or citizens - takes place.more
The so-called "Flusser hypertext" is part of the exhibition "Bodenlos. Flusser und die Künste" (Without firm ground. Flusser and the arts) at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. The show is devoted to Vilém Flusser, an outstanding media and communication philosopher.more
The central objective of TAB working report No. 162 is to show technological perspectives and options for reconstruction and operation of the future power system.more