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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Klara Jungkunz
Marius Zipf


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Program of "Knowledge and Digital Technology"

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Friday, May 6, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Registration (08:30)

Welcome Address (09:00)
Johannes Glückler and Robert Panitz, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University (Germany)

Session 1: Technology, Governance and Markets
Chair: Johannes Glückler

The promise and prospects of blockchain-based decentralized business models (09:30 )
Andranik Tumasjan, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Personal AI to maximize the value of personal data while defending human rights and democracy (10:30)
Koiti Hasida, University of Tokyo, Japan

Coffee break (11:30)

Assembling the geographic information market in the United States (12:00)
Luis F. Alvarez León, Dartmouth College, USA

Lunch (13:00)

Session 2: Technology and Decision Making
Chair: Helinä Melkas

Boosting consumers: algorithm-supported decision making under uncertainty to (learn to) navigate algorithm-based decision environments (14:00 )
Felix G. Rebitschek, Harding Centre for Risk Literacy, University of Potsdam, Germany

On the need to understand human behavior to do analytics of behavior
(15:00 )
Joachim Meyer, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Coffee break (16:00)

General discussion (16:30)

Visit of the Old University/Great Hall (Departure from the hotel) (18:30)

Dinner in the historic town of Heidelberg (Backmulde, free of charge for all speakers) (19:45)

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Session 3: Technology, Work and Space
Chair: Nancy Odendaal

The relational spaces of digital labour (09:00)
Ryan Burns, University of Calgary, Ireland

Coffee break (10:00)

Orientation to use of care robots in care services: the encounter of knowledge and technology (10:30)
Helinä Melkas, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Finland

The datafication of knowledge production and consequences for the pursuit of social justice (11:30)
Nancy Ettlinger, Ohio State University, USA

Lunch (12:30)

Chair: Nancy Ettlinger

Europe’s scaleup geography and the role of access to talent (13:30)
Zoltán Cséfalvay, Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), Hungary

General discussion (14:30)

Hotel transfer (15:30)

Dinner in the city district Handschuhsheim (at own expense)(19:30)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Session 4: Technology, Planning and Control
Chair: Robert Panitz

Rendering value from urban digital geographies: innovation, markets and slow AI (09:00)
Jeremy Crampton, Newcastle University, England

Coffee break (10:00)

Data-based frictions in civic action: trust, technology and participation (10:30)
Alison Powell, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, England

Big data without big brothers: the potential of gentle rule enforcement (11:30)
Ido Erev (and Kinneret Teodorescu) Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Lunch (12:30)

Thinking about cyborg activism (13:30)
Nancy Odendaal, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Coffee break (14:30)

General discussion (15:00)

Dinner (Strahlenburg Schriesheim, at own expense) (taxi departure from the hotel at 7 pm) (19:30)

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