Title: “Technologies of Globalization”

Description: “Technologies of Globalization” International Conference: 30-31 October, 2008 Presently (re-)shaping social life as well as economics and science, globalization is in manifold ways related to and in fact highly dependent on technology.

The first international conference of the post-graduate school “Topologies of Technology” seeks to explore in greater detail and from a deliberately interdisciplinary angle the role(s) and function(s) of world-embracing information and communication technologies, transport, and computing facilities in the global age.

In plenary discussions and a variety of interdisciplinary streams, the conference – inspects the novel ways in which global(ized) technologies enable mobility (and require new modes of managing these) – attempts to clarify how newly developed technologies contribute to and assist the currently observable developments in the particular field of engineering and, more generally, in labor distribution and organization – traces their influence on the re-definition of “the local” against the backdrop of “the global – gives space to historical considerations aiming at the disclosure of precursors of technology-enhanced globalizing tendencies – discusses the world-wide efforts of controlling and improving body movement(s) for the target group of old-age people, in sport science / kinesiology and perceptual computing

Keynotes by – Thomas Sattelberger (Chief Human Resources Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG) – Johann Dietrich Wörner (CEO of German Aerospace Center DLR) – Reinhard Blomert (Chief Editor ‚Leviathan’) – Jyoti Hosagrahar (Columbia University) – Ruper Deger (Parametric Technology Corporation)

Streams: – Managing Mobility – Informatized Work: Towards a New Division of Labor? – Glocalization in the Production of Built Environment – Globalization Revisited: World-Embracing Technologies in a Historical Perspective – Aging as a Global Issue — A Challenge for Technology and Society

Conference Venue: Maritim Rhein Main Hotel Darmstadt, Am Kavalleriesand 6, D-64295 Darmstadt http://www.tog08.org e-mail: [email protected] phone: + 49 6151 16-2006