Co-creation. What now?

Some early thoughts on a book chapter project about social innovation and co-creation. Title: Co-creation. What now? Authors: Cian O’Donovan, Melanie Smallman Presented at: 4S Annual Meeting 2021. 9th October 2021 Session: Interrogating “Co-creation”: The good, the bad and the ugly Abstract: Like all the best epistemic imaginaries, co-creation eludes easy interpretation. Researchers have shown […]


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Tracking imaginations of modern sustainability

Preliminary sketch of ideas and research on the role of hope in establishing visions and pathways towards future worlds. Title: Worlds of hope colonised? Tracking imaginations of modern sustainability in the 21st century Authors: Cian O’Donovan, Saurabh Arora Presented at: 4S Annual Meeting 2021. 8th October 2021 Session: Confronting Worlds. The Concept of “Worlds” and […]


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EASST/4S 2020: Scaling robot demand through doing robotics in public

Presentation from 4S EASST 2020. Download PDF here.Authors: Carlos Cuevas Garcia, Cian O’Donovan, Federica Pepponi Presentation abstract: Scalability has been a key driver in research funding initiatives in the field of robotics. A widely spread assumption in this field suggests that for robotics to thrive it must create and keep adapting to an ever growing […]


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AI ethics from the ground up

Presentation from a special workshop at #WebSci20. Presentation abstract: Interdisciplinary research has led to significant breakthroughs in the fields of AI, robotics and autonomous systems. Yet it has also been the basis of significant controversies. Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s amalgam of psychographics, data science and engineering at scale being perhaps the most infamous recent example. […]


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