Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Dipl.-Pol. Christopher Coenen

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

Current positions

Fields of work

Social, ethical, other philosophical, historical, cultural and political aspects of (in particular new and emerging) technosciences in areas of overlap between biology and technology

Main topics:

  • Human-machine interaction
  • Converging technologies and nanotechnology
  • Internet and society
  • Neurotechnologies
  • Prosthetics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Human enhancement
  • History of transhumanism and other technofuturist thought

Media and public dialogue

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Current projects

  • Project “Socio-technical futures as socio-epistemic practices. An analytical matrix for technology assessment”
    Project description
  • Project “FUTUREBODY – The Future of the Body in the Light of Neurotechnology”
    Project description
  • Project “INOPRO – Intelligent Orthotics and Prosthetics”
    Project description

Completed projects

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Professional background

2002 - 2009 Member of scientific staff at ITAS, working for TAB
since 2009 Member of scientific staff at ITAS

Selected publications

Coenen, C.
Die Mensch-Maschine als Utopie
2019. Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion : Handbuch zu Geschichte - Kultur - Ethik. Hrsg.: K. Liggieri, 71–80, J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart. doi:10.1007/978-3-476-05604-7_10  

Coenen, C.; Ferrari, A.; Grunwald, A.
Wider die Begrenzung der Enhancement-Debatte auf angewandte Ethik
2018. Die Leistungssteigerung des menschlichen Gehirns. Ed.: N. Erny, 57–85, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-03683-6_4  

Grunwald, A.; Coenen, C.
Past and present futures of nanotechnology
2018. Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety : Risks, Regulation, and Management. Ed.: Matthew S. Hull, 453–466, Elsevier, Amsterdam 

Coenen, C.; Grunwald, A.
Responsible research and innovation (RRI) in quantum technology
2017. Ethics and information technology, 19 (4), 277–294. doi:10.1007/s10676-017-9432-6  

Coenen, C.
Whose Future is it Anyway?
2017. Nanoethics, 11 (2), 123–126. doi:10.1007/s11569-017-0304-7

Recent publications


2019
Book Chapters
Coenen, C.
Die Mensch-Maschine als Utopie.
2019. Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion : Handbuch zu Geschichte - Kultur - Ethik. Hrsg.: K. Liggieri, 71–80, J.B. Metzler. doi:10.1007/978-3-476-05604-7_10
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, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-27155-8_13
2018
Book Chapters
Coenen, C.; Ferrari, A.; Grunwald, A.
Wider die Begrenzung der Enhancement-Debatte auf angewandte Ethik.
2018. Die Leistungssteigerung des menschlichen Gehirns. Ed.: N. Erny, 57–85, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-03683-6_4
Grunwald, A.; Coenen, C.
Past and present futures of nanotechnology.
2018. Nanotechnology Environmental Health and Safety : Risks, Regulation, and Management. Ed.: Matthew S. Hull, 453–466, Elsevier 
Reports/Preprints
Ferrari, A.; Baumann, M.; Coenen, C.; Frank, D.; Hennen, L.; Moniz, A. B.; Torgersen, H.; Torgersen, J.; Bogedem, L. van; Duijne, F. van; Geesink, I.; Meulen, B. van der; Mordini, E.; Riisgaard, K.; Nielsen, R. O.
Additive bio-manufacturing: 3D printing for medical recovery and human enhancement.
2018. European Union. doi:10.2861/923327

List of publications at ITAS