About the blog
The Center for Humans and Technology is interdisciplinary. The researchers, for example, are interested in sustainable development, sports science, innovative research methods or the new digital world of work. But all of them are concerned with the question of how the future of our society is changing. This is where the research blog comes in. Here, researchers write about why topics from their research are relevant for our future. The authors form their opinions on the basis of scientific publications and guided by findings from their own research. The research blog is at the moment directed at a German audience which is why the authors write their blog posts in German.
The editorial team
The team of authors consists of researchers from the various KIT institutes of the Centre for Humans and Technology. They suggest topics, write articles and help each other to revise the texts. In addition, there are always editorial conferences, at the moment these are virtual. There is also an editorial board, which we introduce here:
Prof. Dr. Annette Leßmöllmann came up with the concept for this interdisciplinary weblog. She is part of the editorial board and spokesperson for the Department of Science Communication at the Institute of Technology Futures, as well as Vice Dean and Dean of Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Ott also helped develop the blog and is part of the editorial team. She is the scientific spokesperson of the Center for Humans and Technology and also holds the Chair of Economic Policy at KIT. Her research interests lie in the field of innovation and growth theory, cutting-edge technologies and regional development.
Dr. Richard Beecroft is Managing Director of the KIT Center Humans and Technology and a member of the research group "Sustainability and Social Transformation" at the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis. For him, the work on the blog is an opportunity to bring together science communication with an interdisciplinary exchange.
Lena Puttfarcken is the editor of the blog. She is also doing her doctorate at the Institute of Technology Futures in the Science Communication department on the discourse around Covid-19 and works as a freelance journalist. For her, the blog is a chance to directly implement science communication and to get to know many different research areas.
The authors write the blog post, then someone from the editorial team proofreads it, gives criticism and tips on how to improve the text. Finally, the post ends up with the blog editor, who edits it and prepares it for publication. If everything is right for the author and the editor, the article goes online - usually in the middle of the month.