Category: Human Enhancement

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Future of the Technological Human Body in Light of Its Present & Past, TU Berlin, September 2, 2022

I would like to bring this fascinating event to your attention in that I have been invited as a discussant: “The Future of the Technological Human Body in Light of Its Present & Past“, TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Room H 0104. Friday, September 2, 2022. Schedule and registration information can […]

Orient-Institut İstanbul İnsan Tıp ve Toplum Yöneticisi & Kıdemli Akademi Üyesi Dr. Melike Şahinol: Toplum 5.0 ve Sağlık Sektörünün Geleceği

Sunucu: Dr. Yıldız Tuğba Kurtuluş KaraKonuk: Dr. Melike ŞahinolKurum: Orient-Institut Istanbul SAĞLIK SEKTÖRÜNÜN GELECEĞİ NE DURUMDA? Dr. Yıldız Tuğba Kurtuluş Kara’nın hazırlayıp sunduğu Toplum 5.0 programının bu bölümünde Orient-Institut Istanbul “İnsan Tıp ve Toplum” Kürsüsü Başkanı & Kıdemli Akademi Üyesi Dr. Melike Şahinol Türk sağlık sistemindeki değişimleri ve öz takip cihazlarının sağlık alanındaki önemini ST […]

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