Communities, technologies and democratic innovation
November 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Fusebox director Phil Jones is interviewing Prof Andy Stirling and Prof Adrian Smith in a roundtable discussion. They will discuss (and debate) the importance and challenges around democratising innovation and talk about practical examples of how people around the world are already practicing new forms of innovation and demanding better from existing innovation institutions.
They will explore why technology and the kinds of digital futures explored at Fusebox and elsewhere, are deeply social matters, and how the politics of such innovation demands democratic approaches in technology. Andy and Adrian will draw on their ESRC social science research and particularly the work done in the STEPS Centre.
The event is a joint University of Sussex and Wired Sussex event, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2020. It was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).