The Home in the Digital Age

Are new technologies changing our homes, our lives, our relationships?

Homes are being invaded by new technologies, for good and for bad, technology is shaping various bodily dimensions and functional capacities of people and changing their expectations with respect to the domestic environment as well.

Over the coming years, we will continue to witness a technological “revolution”. We wish to determine how the increasing presence of new technologies in the home impacts its pivotal roles in human development and in the creation of a balanced and humane society.

We will get the response of all these questions in our third Experts Meeting which will be held on February 25 & 26, 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Among the participants, we would like to highlight the presence of Professor Margaret Archer from the University of Warwick, Professor Luisa Damiano from the University of Messina, Mei Ling-Fung, who is Vice Chair for Internet Inclusion at the IEEE, and Francisca Toni, Professor in Computational Logic at Imperial College.

In previous years, social sciences, neurosciences, economics and philosophy have been exploring the topics of individual constitution and development dynamics, focusing on organisms’ cognition, action, subjectivity, inter-subjectivity and their relationship with the environment. But these days engineering and bio-engineering also play an increasingly relevant role in such an evaluation.

A new epistemological approach must be developed that might include disciplines ranging from sociology, to economics and law, from philosophy and anthropology to engineering and architecture, which might be able to develop and account for new models of care.