dr. M.H. Nagenborg (Michael)

Associate Professor

About Me

I am a Philosopher of Technology who works on the interplay between Cities, Technologies, and Human self-understanding. My current projects are centred around the following topics:

  • Measuring and mapping cities
  • Philosophy & Design

I am a co-director of the International Philosophy of the City research group.

I am an associate editor of the Journal of Human-Technology Relations (focus: urban design), a member of the advisory board of the Philosophy of the City journal, and a convener of the Design Research Society's Design Ethics SIG.

If you would like some tags for my research:

#PhilosophyOfTheCity #PhilosophyOfTechnology #EmpiricalPhilosophy #ResponsibleGeoAI #DesignEthics


Ozkaramanli, D., Smits, M., Harbers, M., Ferri, G. , Nagenborg, M. H., & van de Poel, I. (2024). Navigating ethics-informed methods at the intersection of design and philosophy of technology. Paper presented at Design Research Society Conference, DRS 2024, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Masinde, B. K. , Gevaert, C. M. , Nagenborg, M. H. , & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2024). Accountable Geo-intelligence. Poster session presented at Digital Society Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Masinde, B. K. , Nagenborg, M. H. , Gevaert, C. M. , Meissner, F. , & Zevenbergen, J. A. (2023). Threat modelling for geo-spatial data in the humanitarian context. Abstract from Digital Geography Research Group Annual Conference 2023, London, United Kingdom.
Benjamin, J. J. (2023). Machine Horizons: Post-Phenomenological AI Studies. [PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036555357
Ozkaramanli - Leerkes, D. , Nagenborg, M. H., van Ditmar, D. F., Lehtinen, S., Schwobel-Patel, C., & Ferrarello, L. (2022). Design + Ethics: How is it more than the sum of its parts? In D. Lockton, S. Lenzi, P. Hekkert, A. Oak, J. Sádaba, & P. Lloyd (Eds.), DRS2022: Bilbao (DRS Biennial Conference Series). Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2022.921

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I am the programme director of Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Society (MSc PSTS) as well as a member of the management team of the REflection on Science Technology and Society (RESTS) education.

I supervised thesis projects on the following topics for our PSTS master:

  • Uncovering the purpose of the Map: How Geospatial Data Visualisations can influence the responsibility of Governmental Policy- and Decision-Makers towards deprived Urban Areas (Joint Educational Programme with Communication Science)
  • The Citizens’ Strain to See Through Transparency: Exploring Reciprocity as an Alternative in the Smart City of Amsterdam (Joint Education Programme with Public Administration)
  • COVID-19 applications and co-production (Joint Education Programme with Public Administration)

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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