exposure and disease
Establish correlation between
environmental factors and
classes of disease
Measurement at molecular
Identify biomarkers of
exposure, of early clinical
changes, of disease
Sensors, smartphones, GPS
Nuclear magnetic resonance
What relation between
science and technology?
In exposomics the line between science and
technology is blurred
Would exposomics be possible without technology?
What is the role of technology in exposmics?
What does technology contribute to exposomics?
What do we use technology for in exposomics?
The poietic-enabling power
Technology ancillary to science
Technology instrumental to science
Embodiment of science in technology
Science instrumental to creation of technology
Technology instrumental to creation of science
Technology enables creation
of data, of phenomena, of knowledge
Signal-detecting through technology
Theory-driven vsdata-driven research
Issues about study design
Creation of massive data
What do we do with such data?
What do we look for?
Detect signal to
Establishing meaningful correlations
in the data
Establishing causal links
Phil Tech and Phil Sci
Phil Tech investigated role of technology in science
Embodiment, instrumental realism, …
Phil Sciabstracted from use of technology
Epistemology and metaphysics of ‘distilled’ science
Exposomics as catalyst to integrate perspectives
Epistemology and metaphysics depend on technology
Technology allows us to create of data, phenomena,
No science without technology
no technology without science
Yet we are far from automation of causal discovery
Behind technology we find techno-scientis
Distributed nature of understanding