Category: Cyborg

Presentation at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology / Polish Academy of Sciences

I’m thrilled to share that I have been graciously invited to participate in an engaging online seminar series titled “Society and Technologies on Health and Illness,” hosted by the Rare Disease Social Research Center at the Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk (IFiS PAN). As an independent researcher with a focus on the sociology […]

“STS Meets Ethics” Conference 2023: Reflecting on Three Remarkable Days of Exploration

Today marks the end of three extraordinary and enlightening days at the “STS Meets Ethics” conference. In a world marked by climate change, environmental challenges, and the rapid advancement of technology, it has become essential to address these multifaceted issues through an interdisciplinary lens. The “STS Meets Ethics” conference, jointly organized by METU Applied Ethics […]

Workshop: Beyond Boundaries: Persons, (Bio)Technologies, & the Law

From October 2nd to 3rd, I had the privilege of participating in the workshop “Beyond Boundaries: Persons, (Bio)Technologies, & the Law” in Wales, organized as part of the ‘Everyday Cyborgs 2.0: Law’s Boundary Work and Alternative Legal Futures‘ project and the ‘Hybrid Minds‘ project, coordinated by Dr. Joseph Roberts. The purpose of this workshop was […]

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, […]

Eine Vielfalt von Körperzukünften: Human Enhancement und die sozio-technische Perspektive

Als Soziologin am Orient-Institut Istanbul und Forscherin zum Thema Human Enhancement habe ich kürzlich Barbara Esser ein Interview gegeben, das im Magazin “Weltweit vor Ort” der Max Weber Stiftung im Themenheft “Zeitwende” veröffentlicht wurde. Der Beitrag “Eine Vielfalt von Körperzukünften” gibt Einblicke in meine Forschung und beleuchtet die Auswirkungen des Human Enhancement und somit Körpermodifikationen […]

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 […]

Panelprogramm: “Theoretische Polarisierungen zwischen Humanismen und Post-/Trans-Humanismen”, Dienstag, 27.09.2022, Universität Bielefeld

Veranstaltung der Sektion Soziologie des Körpers und des Sports Panel: Theoretische Polarisierungen zwischen Humanismen und Post-/Trans-Humanismen Dienstag, 27.09.2022: 14:15 – 17:00 Uhr / Raum: X-E0-202, Universität Bielefeld Organisation: Hanna Göbel (Hamburg), Melike Şahinol (Istanbul) Programm Begrüßung und Einführung: Hanna Göbel (Hamburg), Melike Şahinol (Istanbul) Session 1 (Moderation: Melike Şahinol) Justus Pötzsch (Universität Mainz): Der menschliche Körper zwischen technischer Überwindung und irdischer Verwurzelung. Polarisierte Körperbilder in […]

9-10 Eylül: STS “Doğa ve Kültür Ayrımının Ötesinde” konulu konferansı (Türk-Alman Üniversitesi, Beykoz/ Istanbul)

9-10 Eylül gerçekleşecek olan Türk-Alman Üniversitesi olarak DAAD ve Bielefeld Üniversitesi işbirliği ile düzenlenen STS “Doğa ve Kültür Ayrımının Ötesinde” konulu konferansına katılımı için kayıtlar başlamıştır. 9 Eylül, Cuma, saat 9:45-16:00 konuşmacılar: Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke Doç. Dr. Valentin Rauer Dr. Melike Şahinol Dr. Emine Öncüler Yayalar Dr. Emre Sünter Dr. Eylül Alnıaçık Özyer 10 […]

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! […]

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