Mark Coeckelbergh

Mark Coeckelbergh

(University of Vienna and De Montfort University, UK)



Mark Coeckelbergh (Ph.D., University of Birmingham) is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna since 2015. Since 2014 he is also (part-time) Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK.

Currently he is Vice-President/ President-Elect of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) and a member of the steering committee of ETHICOMP.

Previously, Prof. Coeckelbergh was Managing Director of the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology (2012 – 2014) and Assistant Professor at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente, The Netherlands (2007 – 2014). He has been involved in interdisciplinary collaborations in the context of the European research projects DREAM (robot-enhanced therapy) and SATORI (ethical impact assessment of research and innovation), and has been cochair of the Technical Committee ‘Robot Ethics’ of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (2013-2016).

Mark Coeckelbergh is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology, the Journal of Posthuman Studies: Philosophy, Technology, Media, and the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.

His publications include Growing Moral Relations (2012), Human Being @ Risk (2013), Environmental Skill (2015), Money Machines (2015), New Romantic Cyborgs (forthcoming 2017), and numerous articles in the area of philosophy of technology, in particular the ethics of robotics and ICTs, in journals such as TechnéPhilosophy and TechnologyEthics and Information Technology, and AI & Society.