Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Futures of Technology, Science and Society

This interdisciplinary series of books is devoted to technology futures in their scientific and societal contexts. The use of the plural “futures” is by no means accidental: firstly, light is to be shed on a broad spectrum of developments in science and technology; secondly, debates on technoscientific fields such as biotechnology, information technology, nanotechnology, neurotechnology and robotics are influenced by a multitude of viewpoints and interests. On the one hand, these futures have an impact on the way advances are made, as well as on their results and consequences, for example by shaping the scientific agenda. On the other hand, scientific and technological innovations offer an opportunity to conceive of new futures with different implications for society. Reflecting this reciprocity, the series concentrates primarily on the way in which science and technology are influenced social and culturally, on how their results can be shaped in a responsible manner in society, and on the way they affect our images of humankind.

Publications of the series


2019
Lösch, A.; Grunwald, A.; Meister, M.; Schulz-Schaeffer, I. (Eds.).
Socio-Technical Futures Shaping the Present : Empirical Examples and Analytical Challenges.
2019. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 
2018
Kolany-Raiser, B.; Heil, R.; Orwat, C.; Hoeren, T. (Eds.).
Big Data und Gesellschaft : Eine multidisziplinäre Annäherung.
2018. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 
2017
Heil, R.; Seitz, S. B.; König, H.; Robienski, J. (Eds.).
Epigenetics - Ethical, legal and social aspects.
2017. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 
2016
Heil, R.; Seitz, S. B.; König, H.; Robienski, J. (Eds.).
Epigenetik : Ethische, rechtliche und soziale Aspekte.
2016. Springer VS, Wiesbaden 
Krings, B.-J.; Rodriguez, H.; Schleisiek, A. (Eds.).
Scientific Knowledge and the Transgression of Boundaries.
2016. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden