Category: Art-Science Interaction

Introduction of “Creative Explorations”: A new section on my website

As a result of my interest in art and my first steps in approaching this exciting field, I have added a new category to my website: “Creative Explorations“. It contains information about my collaborations with designers and artists and bridges the gap between art, science and society. As a sociologist who is deeply engaged with […]

Neues Seminar: “Technokulturen: Kunst, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Wandel” – HS München

Mit großer Vorfreude möchte ich für das Sommersemester 2024 an der Hochschule München ein Seminar vorstellen, auf das ich mich ganz besonders freue: „Technokulturen: Kunst, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Wandel“ (Leitung Dr. Melike Şahinol). Dieses Seminar wird eine tiefgehende Untersuchung der immer enger werdenden Verflechtungen zwischen Kunst, Technologie und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen anbieten. Abstract representation of the […]

Towards a new humanity, and beyond – debating post-human perspectives

07.09.2023 to 09.09.2023 Fribourg University, Switzerland I had the privilege of being invited as a speaker to the workshop titled “Towards a New Humanity, and Beyond – Debating Post-human Perspectives” held at Fribourg University, Switzerland from September 7th to September 9th, 2023 (more information below). My presentation “Communicating with ALS Patients – a Posthuman Disability […]

STS Meets Ethics – STS TURKEY & METU Applied Ethics Research Center Joint Conference 2023, October 31 – November 2 2023 (Ankara, Turkey)

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s STS TURKEY conference will be a joint conference, organized in collaboration with Middle East Technical University (METU) Applied Ethics Research Center (UEAM), and with the valuable support of UEAM, Bilkent University and STS Turkey. The event will take place at the Kültür ve Kongre Merkezi, METU Ankara, […]

New guest edited Special Sections: Manufacturing Life (Part I & II), Journal: NanoEthics. Studies of New and Emerging Technologies

“Manufacturing Life” is the topic of the latest two special sections of the journal NanoEthics. Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (, which are guest edited by Diego Compagna and Melike Şahinol. Research and insights about the (re‑)constructions of living beings through practices in life sciences and technology with a focus on cultural, ethical and […]

Art-Science Interaction publication “Cyborg Encounters”

I am happy to share that an Art-Science Interaction publication I co-authored with my students has been published: Okay, A.M., Taşdizen, B., McKinnon Bell, C.J. Topdal, B.D., Şahinol, M. Cyborg Encounters: Three Art-Science Interactions. Nanoethics (2022). Applause to the students who created such great thought-provoking pieces – and two of them are directly Turkey-related! […]

New publication: “VULVA STUDY. hidden but not undiscovered” in Conversation with “Manufacturing the Vulva”

I am very proud to share that the Art-Science Interaction article I co-authored with my sister Merve Şahinol has been published open access (enabled and organized by Projekt DEAL) in NanoEthics (DOI: Abstract Cosmetic surgery and techno-medical manufacturing of the body are booming. The transformative potential of cosmetic surgery is used to shape and […]