Better and more Beautiful?
The Human Being as Object of Technological Optimization in Meritocratic Societies
Thu, October 14, 2010 10 am CEST, Symposium
Doping has become a permanent threat to professional sport – and, with the increase in performance, what about everyday life? The new technological developments for increasing the capacities of body and brain hardly appear to be on the wane. The freedom of the citizen’s of our society to not only make themselves “fit”, but to consistently increase their own abilities, cannot be withdrawn. But what, exactly, are the objectives here? The conference spotlights the possible impact of “Brain and Body Enhancement” on sport, on everyday culture and on various media and art. One of the key questions to be addressed in this connection will focus on the ways in which such new technologies may lead, where appropriate, to tenable social practices.

Prof. Dr. h.c. Peter Weibel Chairman of the ZKM | Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vosskuhle President of the Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Lenk Honorary President of the Institut International de Philosophie, Paris, Professor em. of the Institute of Philosophie, KIT
Berthold Mertes Director of Prevention and Communication, NADA, Bonn
Prof. Dr. Christoph Vedder Chair of Public Law, European and International Law, and Sports Law, University of Augsburg
Prof. Dr. Jens Kersten Chair of Public Law and Public Administration Studies, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych. Isabella Heuser Director of the Klinik und Hochschulambulanz für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Charité, Berlin
PD Dr. med. Marta Markowicz Senior Physician, Klinik für Plastische, Ästhetische, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Caritas St. Josef Krankenhaus, Regensburg
Dr. Svenja Flaßpöhler free-lance writer, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dotzler Chair of Media Studies, University of Regensburg.
Organization / Institution

Kulturamt der Stadt Karlsruhe ; Karlsruher Forum für Kultur, Recht und Technik