About CCTS

Centre for Critical Technology Studies (CCTS) is a transdisciplinary research unit which explores the complex nature of risks in technological development. Built around a number of individual and group projects, the centre seeks to provide concepts, imaginaries and understandings alternative to the dominant model of techno-economic development and transhumanist vision that currently mould the technological reality, right down to everyday life. The centre also aims to shape an open dialogue with the “hard” sciences, computer and engineering sciences and social sciences—beyond the tired rift between the sciences and the humanities—and to create a better public understanding of technological development—beyond the mistaken belief that technoscience belongs in a citadel guarded by experts.