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SPT 2023 satellite symposium: 

Technology and Mobility - To realize a future in which everyone can move freely

Technology has greatly expanded the range and speed of human mobility and changed how we think and live in our life sphere. Today, the development of technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving cars, has brought about new scenarios and is expected to change urban life and business activities significantly. The relationship between people and technology is being questioned. At the International Conference of Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT), in Yoyogi, Tokyo, from June 7 to 10, a wide range of discussions will be featured on this topic. This symposium, a related event of the SPT conference, aims to discuss the present and future challenges of “technology and mobility,” including automated driving, from diverse perspectives, such as philosophy of technology, ethics, urban planning, and robot design.

In addition, special attention will be given to the role of the public in the development of technologies. Of particular interest is the role of citizens in technological development. How can we change the human–technology relationship to realize human well-being? Should urban environments be reconstructed to meet the self-driving vehicle? Are these technologies and environments human-centric? Will we be able to treat AI (as a responsible entity) like humans?  What does the term “human-centric” imply, and who decides it? These questions are not only interdisciplinary but also transcend academics and are highly culture-dependent.

In this symposium, cutting-edge philosophers of technology from multiple countries, who are tackling these questions, will converge in dialogue with Japanese technologists, delving into the quest for an open technology landscape. It will be fascinating to see how people from different fields and cultures think about the relationship between technology, human beings, and even citizens. Furthermore, we are planning to have lectures (and considering demonstrations) from the venue, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). We hope that by engaging the public in such cross-disciplinary and international discussions, we can pave the way for more creative approaches.


Miraikan Hall, 7th floor, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation


11. June 2023 (SUN), 13:00 – 16:30

Registration 9 June)[No admission fee]

Invited Speakers and panel discussion

Panelists: Mark Coeckelbergh, Ashley Shew, Ayako Taniguchi, Oriy Yoshifuji, Hironobu Takagi


Contact information


Host Organizations

  • The Organizing Committee of SPT 2023 Tokyo
  • The Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (JSSTS)

Joint Sponsors

  • Department of Philosophy, Graduate School Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University
  • Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (Project No: 23H00557) "Comprehensive Research on Japanese Philosophy of Technology: a new step toward its globalization"
  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (Project No: 19K00047) "Research on the Transformation of the Body based on the Philosophy of Technology"


  • Human Performance Research Institute, Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University
  • Unveil & Upgrade Human Movement Performance Project, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)








会場:日本科学未来館 7階 未来館ホール およびオンライン [現地参加・オンライン参加ともに完全無料]




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問い合わせ先 (SPT 2023本大会の問い合わせ先(とは異なります。お間違えのないようにお願いします)

  • 科学技術社会論学会国際技術哲学会実行委員会・科学技術社会論学会

  • 東北大学大学院文学研究科哲学研究室
  • 東北大学知のフォーラム
  • 科学研究費補助金基盤研究(B)(23H00557)グローバル化に向けた日本技術哲学の総合的研究
  • 科学研究費補助金基盤研究(C)(19K00047)身体の変容をめぐる技術哲学的考察

  • 早稲田大学総合研究機構ヒューマンパフォーマンス研究所
  • 日本科学未来館研究エリア「運動能力開発・拡張」プロジェクト