2nd ACM Digital Humanism Summer School
Join leading experts in informatics, social sciences, and humanities to collaborate on pressing issues of digital politics, economy, and technology
September 4th – 8th 2023
- All day event.
- TU Wien
- 1040 Vienna, Favoritenstraße 9-11
Digital Humanism is an interdisciplinary field that examines the complex interplay between technology and humankind, with the aim of creating a better society and improving our lives. It recognizes that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary, breaking down disciplinary silos and integrating humanities, social, technical, and engineering sciences.
The aim of the summer school is to provide a platform to explore and discuss key issues related to Digital Humanism, such as participation and democracy, digital politics and sovereignty, the role of platforms in the economy, privacy, AI and ethics, and fair systems. Globally recognized and leading academics from computer science, social sciences, and humanities will present and discuss these topics.
The goals of the summer school are to bring together students from diverse backgrounds in terms of their areas of training, i.e. their core disciplines, their biographies, and their cultural and social background. By presenting different perspectives on the impact of digital technologies and their interplay with societal developments, we will foster interdisciplinary exchange and skill the next generation to address the topics and pressing issues of our time and the near future from a more holistic point of view. The program of the summer school therefore provides “both directions”: technical talks to highlight potential and limitations of technologies such as AI to non-technically trained participants, as well as talks from experts in the humanities and political sciences to contextualize the use of these technologies.