Welcome to the URBSEC lunch seminar Civil Society and Innovation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The rapid digitalization of society offers easy access to information, but also low barriers for digital innovation by new actors such us users, consumers, hobbyists, activists, patients, citizens, etc. Some such civil society innovations are obviously good (joint solving of shared problems), some bad (spam, viruses, fraud, grooming, identity theft, etc.), and some ugly (in a fuzzy zone of contested values and legal status, such as file sharing). This new innovation landscape challenges core notions of ‘innovation’ as driven only by a market logic of efficiency, competition, and profits – the seminar focuses on ‘innovation’ in relation to a wider sense of worth and other sets of values.
Speaker: Professor Jan Ljungberg, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology
When: Wednesday, February 19, 11:30-13:00.
Where: Speakers Corner, Kuggen, Lindholmsplatsen 1, Göteborg
Lunch: Sandwiches and coffee served from 11:30.
Registration: Email your name, organization and food requirements, and any allergies to firstname.lastname@example.org.
URBSEC is devoted to the development of knowledge and innovations that contribute to new goods and services as well as more enlightened discourse with regard to pressing problems and dilemmas of urban safety and societal security. URBSEC research seeks solutions and innovations that further democratic development and transparency as well as long-term economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
URBSEC is a shared mission between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.