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technologies of globalization 2008

interdisciplinary international conference

October 30-31, 2008
Darmstadt University of Technology

Graduate School „Topology of Technology“ at Darmstadt University of Technology is organizing an international conference on the spatial dimensions of past and current technologies.

Presently (re-)shaping social life as well as economics and science, the effects of globalization are in their turn – and in manifold ways – related to and in fact highly dependent on technology. The first International Conference of the DFG-post graduate school “Topologies of Technology” seeks to explore in greater detail and from a delibarately interdisciplinary angle the role(s) and function(s) of world-embracing information and communication technologies, transport and computing facilities in the global age.

The panels which will be at the core of the conference are centered around four keynotes dealing with the technological dimensions of globalization (Dr. Sattelberger, head of HR, Deutsche Telekom), with the economic and financial significance of globalization (Dr. Reinhard Blomert, Chief Editor „Leviathan“), with the relationship between globalization and science (Prof. J.-D. Wörner, CEO of the German Aerospace Center), and with the spatial dimensions of urban environments in a global context (Prof. J. Hosagrahar, Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University). The conference will conclude with a panel discussion of its main theme.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Website zur Tagung.

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