IT and information technologies are drivers of innovation in both the social and economic spheres, but how must IT actually be designed to create socially desirable innovations? emergenCITY PI Gerrit Hornung answers this question from a legal perspective in a new episode of the podcast Hessen schafft Wissen. Hornung, as Professor of Public Law, IT Law and Environmental Law at the University of Kassel, talks about the methods for a legally compliant design of new technologies, which, in addition to technical and social science challenges, represent central challenges in the development of an information society.

Episode 98 of the podcast is available on the website of Hessen schafft Wissen for listening and downloading, as well as on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

You can also listen to three more episodes featuring emergenCITY scientists:

  • In Episode 52, Matthias Hollick presents the topic of resilience of digital cities and explains how cities with digitally networked infrastructures can maintain their ability to function in extreme situations, crises and disasters.
  • In the 42nd episode, Michèle Knodt talks about energy systems of the future and how policy coordination of energy transformation processes can work better.
  • In the 15th episode, Christian Reuter provides information on science and technology for peace and security and explains the role of IT for peace and security at the interface between humanities and technical research.