Technology and Fear

Play is conventionally associated with joy and fun. Nevertheless, aspects of technical play related to the fear of technology should not be ignored. I presented a relevant paper entitled “Robots and Bricks: Using Play to Cope with a Menacing Technological Future” at the Interdisciplinary Workshop, The Multifaceted Relationship between Fear and Technology, 10–12 October 2018, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Human Development, Berlin. The paper will  be included in a special issue of the journal Technikgeschichte (forthcoming, 2019).