Individual Project

Hack night. Self-driving toy car I & II

Waag Society, Amsterdam (NL)

Anja Groten of collective Hackers and Designers hosts a workshop series around the development of the self driving car in collaboration with Waag Society.

Baby can you drive my car?
In a series of short hands-on hack nights co-organised by Waag Society we will explore the topic of self-driving vehicles as a starting point to explore and reflect on the ever changing role of technology in our civic society. Participants are invited to investigate what's behind the self-driving car; get acquainted with sensors; and to discuss themes surrounding this topic with ethicists, technologists, artists, and policy makers.

Unravelling the relationship of Humans & Technology
Using technical and societal developments in and around the self-driving car, we engaged in a number of collective thought experiments challenging and critically reflecting on consequences of technological innovation on living together. How are the technologies we rely on constructed? What dilemmas do we encounter during the development of a self-driving vehicle? How much control should we cede to technology? What types of moral frameworks should we agree upon?