Myths of Disruption. Programs, Narratives and Utopias of Future Innovations

December 6, 2023 - December 8, 2023
Disruption and Societal Change Center TUDiSC, TU Dresden

August-Bebel-Straße 20

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  • Freunde und Förderer der TU Dresden
  • Walter de Gruyter Stiftung




Technische Universität Dresden

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We are thrilled to extend our invitation to our upcoming conference, "Myths of Disruption: Programs, Narratives, and Utopias of Future Innovations," which will take place from December 6th to 8th in Dresden, Germany. During this event, we will delve into the dynamic concept of disruption and explore the far-reaching implications of mythologies across various disciplines and fields. We will examine how these mythologies shape paradigms such as growth, progress, and the future, all while acknowledging their critique for favoring the few over the many and contributing to environmental, social, and economic instability. Join us as we explore the intricacies of disruptive innovation, radical change, and creative destruction.

We are honored to announce our keynote speakers for this conference: Kylie Crane and Adrian Daub. Kylie Crane, professor for cultural studies at University of Rostock, is a scholar in the field of ecocriticism and material cultures and delves into the fluid boundaries between nature and humanity. Adrian Daub, professor of Comparative Literature and German studies at Stanford University, offers insights into disruption from the perspectives of Silicon Valley and gender studies, stating, "Disruption has become a way to tell a story about the meaning of both discontinuity and continuity" (What Tech Calls Thinking, 2020).

Registration is now open on our website, where you can also find more information and access our preliminary program.

We look forward to your participation!

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November 30, 2023, 9:00am CET

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