invited talks

2017

Keynote talk ‘Techniek en ethiek in de context van AI en robotisering’ at the ETION Forum 2017 iedereen robot?, September 11, 2017, Gent, Belgium.

Invited participation at the Future Emerging Arts & Technologies (FEAT) Panel at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘Romantic Cyborgs’ at the Symposium “AI-The Other I, Part II” at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk at the Opening Lecture ‘How Cultures Shape Technology’ at the Ars Electronica Festival AI – The Other I, September 7 – 11, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘How to treat robots (and humans)’ at the VBC PostDoc Retreat, September 7, 2017, Linz, Austria.

Invited talk ‘Technology, games, and narrative: Using Wittgenstein and Ricoeur for a hermeneutics of technology use’ at the Conference of the International Society for Hermeneutics and Science, August 22 – 24, 2017, Baden bei Wien, Austria.

Talk ‘Romantic Machines and the (Post)human: Varieties of Techno-Anthropological Experiences and Possibilities in Modernity’ at the 9th Beyond Humanism Conference Posthuman Studies – Humanities, Metahumanities, Posthumanities, July 19 – 22, 2017, Rome, Italy.

Participation at the Round Table ‘Book Discussion – Philosophy of Technology after the Empirical Turn: Perspectives on Research in the Philosophy of Technology in the Next Decade’ with Shannon Vallor, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Albrecht Fritzsche, Astrid Schwarz and Martin Gessmann at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Talk ‘Magic Devices, Gothic Robots, and Romantic People – Understanding the Use of Contemporary Technologies in the Light of Romanticism’ at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Talk ‘Transcendental Grammar and Technical Practice in Wittgenstein’s Late Writings: Reading Wittgenstein as a Philosopher of Technology’ at SPT2017 The Grammar of Things, June 14 – 17, 2017, Darmstadt, Germany

Invited talk ‘Technology games’ at the Conference celebrating 10 years of 4TU.Ethics Ethics of Technology: The Future agenda, June 12-13, 2017, Twente, The Netherlands

Talk with Faridun Sattarov on ‘Prejudiced Algorithms? Some argument about algorithmic power and bias’ at the CEPE/ETHICOMP Conference 2017 Values in Emerging Science and Technology, June 5-8, 2017, Turin, Italy.

Talk with Wessel Reijers on ‘Narrative technologies meets virute ethics: investigating the possibility of a narrative ethics of technology’ at the CEPE/ETHICOMP Conference 2017 Values in Emerging Science and Technology, June 5-8, 2017, Turin, Italy.

Invited talk ‘The poetics and grammar of innovation: Humans and non-humans in process and meaning’ at the Lunchtime Scientific Series of the Human Computer Interaction Group at the Institute for Design and Assessment of Technology, TU Vienna on May 30, 2017.

Inaugural Talk ‘The Language of Technology’ at University of Vienna on May 10, 2017. [video recording]

Talk ‘Language as Technology and Technology as Language’ at Symposium Language Game[s]: Poetry, Logic and Artificial Language on May 5, 2017 in London, UK. [recording of the talk]

Book presentation of New Romantic Cyborgs at University of Vienna on May 2, 2017.

Participation at panel discussion on artificial intelligence at “Forbes Impact: Die Nacht des Robo Sapiens: Eine Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz” on April 19, Vienna, Austria.

Talk ‘Transcendence Machines: transcendence – immanence, transhumanism uploading – posthumanism cyborgs’ at the Designobjekt Mensch? – Conference, April 4-7, 2017 in Münster, Germany.

Talk ‘Magic and Self-Destruction: Romanticism and Media in the Anthropocene’ at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Media Living in the Anthropocene, March 15-17, 2017 at Brussels, Belgium.

Talk ‘Technology Games and Forms of Life‘ at the Workshop Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Technology, University of Vienna on March 13, 2017 (Workshop organised by my Chair of Philosophy of Media and Technology, University of Vienna and by Stefan Koller, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA).

Talk ‘Romantic Machines: Cyborgs, Monsters, and Magic in Smart Devices‘ at the Philosophy Department, Santa Clara University on Feb 16, 2017.

Talk ‘Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine‘ at the STS Working Group, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, University of California, Berkeley on Feb 13, 2017.

2016

Plenary talk ‘Should we care about robots? Empathy with machines, the moral standing of robots, and patient epistemologies in philosophy and art’ at the Lisbon ICPOS, at Lisbon, Portugal on Dec 16, 2016.

Invited talk ‘The poetics and grammar of technological innovation: connecting arts and technological practices’ at the Workshop Principles of Composition: Towards a Laocoon for Works of Technological Art, at Padova, Italy, Dec 5 – 7, 2016.

Invited talk ‘Philosophical arguments against automated killing’ at the Workshop Killer robots: the implications of lethal autonomous weapon systems at the DIIS, Kopenhagen, Denmark, November 18, 2016.

Talk ‘What is a relational ethics’ at the Workshop Plants and Robots – New Directions in Relational Ethics at the University of Vienna, November 11, 2016.

Talk ‘The Political Technologies of Asylum’ in the context of the lecture Flucht, Asyl, Menschenrechte at the University of Vienna, October 27, 2016.

Plenary Talk ‘Is it wrong to kick a robot? Towards a Relational and Critical Robot Ethics and Beyond‘ at Robophilosophy 2016, Aarhus, Denmark on October 18, 2016.

Invited Talk ‘Artificial agents in health care: Ethical and societal challenges’ at the Workshop Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises, Volpriehausen, Germany on September 27, 2016.

Invited Talk at the event ‘Error 301: human_not_found‘, organized by happyChaos at Amsterdam, the Netherlands on September 23, 2016.

Invited Talk ‘Radiation Ethics and the Gothic Epistemology of Modern Technological Risk: Ghosts, Measurement, and Praxis’ at the ISEEH 2016, Budweis, Czech Republic on August 29, 2016

Invited Talk ‘The Poetics of Innovation’ at the 2nd FEAT Workshop, Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2016

Talk ‘Data, Speed, and Know-How: Ethical and Philosophical Issues in Human-Autonomous Systems Cooperation in Military Contexts,’ prepared with Michael Funk, at the MESAS’16 workshop, Rome, Italy on June 16, 2016

Invited talk ‘Automation in the Maritime Sector: Ethical and Societal Issues’ at the 20ste Maritiem Symposium Automatisering in scheepvart en havens, Gent, Belgium on May 11, 2016

Invited talk ‘Machine Ethics in Health Care‘ at the Öffentliche Sitzung der Bioethikkommission, Vienna, Austria on 2 May, 2016

Talk ‘Moving Machines: Robots, empathy, and the performance of suffering’ at the AISB 2016, University of Sheffield, UK on 4 April, 2016

Invited talk ‘My Nature? From a scientific-romantic environmentalism to a more engaged relation to the environment’ at the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, US 17 February 2016

Invited talk at Technology and Nature workshop, College Station, Texas, US, 15 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Social ontology, political principles, and responsibility for technology‘ at Social Trends Institute, Barcelona, 4-6 February 2016

Invited talk at NERRI event with Stiegler, Radboud University Nijmegen, 1-2 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Moving Machines’ at Delft University of Technology, 1 February 2016

Invited talk ‘Automation, Vulnerability, and Disengagement‘ for Research Platform Cognitive Science, University of Vienna,14 January 2016

2015

Invited talk at iMal symposium, Brussels, 10 November 2015

Invited talk ‘The ethics of self-driving cars‘ at Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Vienna, 21 October 2015

Invited talk ‘Confused by robots’ at Dept. of Philosophy, University of Vienna, 20 October 2015

Invited talk: Tungsten public lecture about robots and dance at TCIDA, Goldsmiths college, London, 7 October 2015    announcement and abstract

Invited talk about robots and health care at Birmingham City University, 25 September 2015  announcement

Invited keynote at New Frontiers in HRI Symposium, AISB 2015, Canterbury, 20-22 April 2015

Invited guest lecturer at Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, 29-30 January 2015

Invited talk at Zurich University of the Arts, Institut für Theorie, conference DeFacing Alterity in the Digital Age, Zürich, 5-6 January 2015

2014

Invited talk ‘How Social are Social Robots?’ at University of Hertfortshire, Computer Science Research Colloquium, School of Computer Science (Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn), Hatfield, 25 November 2014

Invited talk ‘The Automation of the Social’ at VUB (Free University Brussels), Philosophy/Centre for Ethics and Humanism, Research Seminar “Virtual Media”, Brussels, 7 November 2014

Plenary lecture ‘The Automation of the Social? What Robots Teach Us About Sociality and Responsibility’ at the international conference: Robo-Philosophy – Social Robotics and the Future of Social Relations, University of Aarhus, 20-23 August 2014.

Invited keynote lecture ‘The Phenomenology of Environmental Health Risk: Vulnerability to Modern Technological Risk, Alienation, and Risk Politics’ and member organizing committee ISEEH2014 Second International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Budweis, Czech Republic, 15-19 June 2014

Invited talk ‘From Bart to Bitcom: Simmel’s Phenomenology of Money and the Question Concerning Contemporary Financial Technology’ at Philosophy of Technology German/Dutch Workshop, TU Darmstadt, 12-15 June 2014

Invited talk ‘The Art of Living with ICT’s and the Aesthetics of Vulnerability Coping’ at: The of Art Living with ICT “iMinds-SMIT Lecture Series”, Free University Brussels, 25 April 2014

Invited talk ‘Vulnerability to natural hazards: Philosophical Reflections on the Social and Cultural Dimensions of Natural Disaster Risk’ at the international workshop on “The Societal Risk Management of Natural Hazards”, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 17-18 April 2014

Invited member organizing committee and programme committee symposium Machine Ethics in the Context of Medical and Care Agents, part of the 7th AISB Convention on Computing and Philosophy, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1-4 April 2014 + member of programme committee 7th AISB symposium on Computing and Philosophy.

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Artificial Agents, Good Care and Modernity’ at symposium Machine Ethics in the Context of Medical and Care Agents at AISB 2014 Goldsmiths, University of London, 3-4 April 2014

Invited talk at symposium ‘Should Artificial Intelligence be used to make kill decisions on the battlefield?’ at AISB 2014Goldsmiths, University of London, 2 April 2014

Invited talk about Ethics of Robotics at: EPINET Workshop “Making robotic autonomy through science and law?”, Utrecht University, 20-21 February 2014

Invited commentator at the international conference »Going Beyond the Laboratory – Ethical and Societal Challenges for Robotics«, University of Oldenburg, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) – Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, 13-15 February 2014

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Drones and the Geography of Human – Technology – Earth’, TEC ART Rotterdam, 8 February 2014

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Autonomous killing machines? Lessons from machine ethics’ at: ECIS “Mediated morality: Using unmanned aerial systems for decision making in moral situations” symposium, TU Eindhoven, 21 January 2014 (invited talk)

2013

Invited talk about ethics of robotics for the Human and Media Interaction Group, University of Twente, 2 December 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The impact of cognitive systems on Healthcare and Assisted Living’ at: Fourth EUCogIII members conference “Social and Ethical Aspects of Cognitive Systems”, Falmer/Brighton, 23-24 October 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Responsible innovation & production: Designing things, making things.’ Conference “RRI Unbound: Extending and Applying the Discourse”, University of Twente, 7-8 October 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Die globale technische Stadt: Vortrag über die Zukunft der Technikphilosophie’, TU Dresden, 4 October 2013

Contribution to Dutch parliamentary commission for security and justice (vaste commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie Tweede Kamer), Tweede Kamer, Den Haag, 12 September 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about drones & relations between humans and technology at Art – Music – Technology FestivalGOGBOT 2013 in Enschede, 7 September 2013 (see also media appearances)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Virtue and Environmental Skill”, with response by Philip Cafaro, Symposium ‘Environment and Technology: Do Virtues Make a Difference?’, University of Twente and Saxion, Enschede, The Netherlands, 17 June 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. Esmeralda lezing over Ethiek en IT voor Platform Voor Informatie Beveiliging, Utrecht, 5 juni 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about book Human Being @ Risk, Faculty of Science/Centre for Society and the Life Science, Radboud University Nijmegen, 14 May 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. invited participant in session ‘Current and emerging ethical and societal challenges of the information society’, World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013, Paris, 26 February 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Imagine Energy Futures: The Case of Smart Grids’, Workshop ‘Assessing Energy Futures: Epistemological and Ethical Problems in the Assessment of Energy Futures’, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Karlsruhe, 31 January 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. participant in workshop Anticipatory Ethics, Responsibility and Artificial Agents, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., 24-25 January 2013

Coeckelbergh, M. talk about book Growing Moral Relations, Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont, U.S., 21 January 2013

2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Therapeutic Robots for Children: A Preliminary Analysis of Ethical Problems’, workshop ‘New Advances in Robot Assisted Therapy: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach’, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy / The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 8-9 November 2012 [workshop website] [pdf programme in English]

Coeckelbergh, M. presentation at book symposium about Growing Moral Relations. Fourth Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy (OZSE conference 2012), Eindhoven, 2-3 November 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Environmental Virtue: Motivation, Skill, and (In)formation Technology’, Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW), Universität Tübingen, 2 October 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Security, Information Technology, Health Care: What Kind of Vulnerability Do We Want?’, Security, Ethics, and Justice conference, IZEW, Universität Tübingen, 21-23 June 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moving Perception and the Logos of Dance: Reflections on Dance, Embodiment, and Technology’, Philosophy Institute, University of Stuttgart, 21 June 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Disaster Ethics and Moral Imagination’, workshop Disaster Ethics, Delft University of Technology, 16 March 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Ethiek van militaire robotica’, for the Koninklijk Instituut Van Ingenieurs (Royal Institute of Engineers)KIVI NIRIA, Utrecht, 14 March 2012

Coeckelbergh, M. presentation on mHealth and ethics at the Vision Scenario Workshop, European Commision, Brussels, 27 January 2012

2011

Coeckelbergh, M., contribution to panel on disparities at the eHealth and Equity in the Global Health Communitiesworkshop, European Commision (eHealth Unit, DG INFSO), Brussels, 15 December 2011

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Coping with Technological Risk: Skill, Imagination, Meaning’, Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Prague, 24-27 August 2011. (keynote speaker)

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Is Ethics of Robotics about Robots? Philosophy of Robotics Beyond Realism and Individualism’,TILTing Perspectives 2011 conference ‘Technologies on the stand: Legal and ethical questions in neuroscience and robotics”, University of Tilburg, 11-12 April 2011 (keynote speaker) [programme]

2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Robotic Appearances and Forms of Life’, workshop Future of Robotics in Germany and Japan: Intercultural Perspectives and Technical Opportunities, TU Dresden, 11-12 November 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Robots? Robot Morality and Human Morality’, Phibot10 Philosophy Meets Robotics workshop, TU München, 6-7 October 2010 [program]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Hypocriete robots? Over kunstmatigheid, schijn en moraal in het sociale leven’, Symposium ‘Evolutie van bedrog’, USCKI Incognito (Studievereniging voor Kunstmatige Intelligentie, Philosophy Department, Utrecht University), Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht, 2 June 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. Comments on Moral Machines (Wendell Wallach & Colin Allen), International Association for Computing and Philosophy session (Friday 2 April), American Philosophical Association (APA) 2010 Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Francisco (US), 31 March – 4 April 2010 [program]

Coeckelbergh, M. ”Do zombie robots have rights? Towards a social-relational justification of moral consideration’, Life and Mind seminar, Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), 27 January 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘What is it like to be a robot? Natural empathy, artificial companions, and vulnerability mirroring’, COGS seminar, Centre for Research in Cognitive Science (COGS), University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), 26 January 2010

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Techno-anthropologies: How robots shape our self-understanding as humans’, séminaire Phiteco (Philosophie, Technologie, Cognition), Groupe de Recherche C.R.E.D. (Cognitive Research and Enaction Design), Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), 21 January 2010

2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Spider and the Web: Emotions, Evolution, and the Ethics of Technological Risk’, Philosopher’s Rally, Twente University, 13 May 2009

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Heath Care, Capabilities, and AI Assistive Technologies’, research seminar Philosophy section, Delft University of Technology, 19 January 2009

2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘De late Foucault: vrijheid als zorg voor jezelf’, Studium Generale, University of Twente (NL), 4 November 2008 [aankondiging]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Buitenaards leven en denken’, studievereniging Amsterdamse Filosofen Binding (University of Amsterdam), Crea1, Amsterdam, 1 October 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Opvoeden tot democratie’ (over de filosofie van Martha Nussbaum), Filosofisch Café Zwolle, Bibliotheek Zwolle, 15 September 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Human Enhancement Scenarios and the Problem of Moral Change’, Expert Seminar on Techo-ethical Scenarios: Exploring the Mutual Interaction of Technology and Morality, University of Twente, August 2008

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Ethics and Personal Robots’, Symposium Wandel des Internets – Wandel der Informationsethik?,International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), Universität Karlsruhe (Germany), 4 April 2008

2007

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Imagination’, workshop Genen in beeld, Centre for Society and Genomics, Nijmegen, 30 November 2007

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Verbeelding en principes: Enkele implicaties van Dewey’s moraalfilosofie voor een vernieuwing van de hedendaagse ethiek’, NSWP-pragmatismedag conference, University of Tilburg, 25 May 2007 (invited speaker) [abstract]

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Risk Emotions and Risk Judgments: Passive Bodily Experience and Active Moral Reasoning in Judgmental Constellations’, ‘Moral Emotions about Risky Technologies‘ conference, Delft University of Technology, 3-4 May 2007 (invited speaker + chair of a session) [abstract]

2006

Coeckelbergh, M. and J. Mesman ‘With Hope and Imagination: Imaginative Moral Decision-Making in Neonatal Intensive Care Units’, Ethics Research School methodology workshop, Utrecht University, 6 October 2006

2005

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘Moral Imagination’, Health Sciences research seminar, Maastricht University/ Academic Hospital Maastricht, 14 December 2005

Coeckelbergh, M. ‘The Role of Imagination in Moral Reasoning’ at Studium Generale’s Ethics Lecture Series, Glass Palace Heerlen, 1 December 2005 (public lecture)

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