New Course: Digital Humanism

Following the successful Workshop on Digital Humanism with its Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism in April, there is a new course: Digital Humanism. In this course they refer to an approach that describes, analyzes, and, most importantly, influences the complex interplay of information technology and humankind, for a better society and life. Students will elaborate in groups different topics related to this term, which will then be presented and discussed in the lecture.

Lectures will be given on Wednesdays from 16:00 to 18:00 at the Zemanek lecture hall (at the Faculty of Informatics, Favoritenstr. 11), starting on Oct. 9 th .

More details and the registration are available at TISS:

Together with this lecture there is also a lecture series on the topic with international
outstanding guest speakers. The talks are open to the public:

  • “Cui bono?”
    6 November 2019, 17:00 (EI 9 Hlawka HS)
    Susan J. Winter, Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced
    Study of Communities and Information at the University of Maryland, College of Information
  • “Humanizing Technology through Arts”
    20 November 2019, 17:00 (EI 3 Sahulka HS)
    Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
  • “Living Digital Beings”
    18 December 2019, 17:00 (EI 3 Sahulka HS)
    Edward A. Lee, Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Electrical Engineering
    and Computer Sciences Department
  • “Digitaler Humanismus”
    8 January 2020, 17:00 (FH 8 Nöbauer HS)
    Julian Nida-Rümelin, Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and former
    German State Minister for Culture, Chair of Philosophy and Political Theory