Constructive Technology Assessment: STS for and with Technology Actors

Kornelia Elke Konrad, Arie Rip, Verena Carolin Schulze Greiving-Stimberg

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Abstract

Over the years, STS has more and more moved from a predominant analytical gaze to engaging with the very fields and processes it is concerned with. At the University of Twente, STePS researchers have early on embarked on this road, with a key strand having evolved under the heading of Constructive Technology Assessment (CTA). While the core ideas were developed 30 years ago (Schot and Rip, 1997; Rip et al., 1995; Rip et al., 1987), the practical approaches and specific aims have clearly developed over time and – we expect – will continue to do so in the future. In what follows, we want to briefly explain the key characteristics of the approach, report on some recent projects and discuss our current attempts to move CTA from the field level to the work floor of researchers and technology actors, and close with an outlook on further directions for developing the approach.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEASST review
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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