INCA presents the genealogy of digital transformations in Romania

15 March 2024 By

On 14 March 2024, the INCA partners Niccolò Cuppini and Maurilio Pirone offered a Sociology Research Seminar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, hosted by the Babeș-Bolyai University.

The seminar was entitled “Who is Driving the Innovation? From Tech Alarmism to Digital Alternatives”, where the two researchers presented a genealogy of digital transformations from the 1960s to the present day, based on the results that are emerging in INCA, to highlight how technological innovation has become increasingly financialized and centralized. They analysed the different political options toward the organisation of digital innovation, arguing that more than simply limiting the power of Big Tech, it would be fundamental to regain control over the planning and design of technology.