DIGITAL SOCIETY How does Increasing Digitisation Change our Lives?
Our society is digitising. But does digitisation control society? Digital systems, designs and structures have the power to literally take lives and change our material, cultural, mental and emotional environment. But at the same time, humans have agency. They can steer the development of a digital society, on both a personal and a universal level, in their own direction.
In this series, we get in tune with the digitisation wave, leading us to a wide range of themes and research areas that affect all of us. Join us on this journey through different aspects of our digital lives, and discover how topics that appear diverse are actually tightly interwoven through digitisation.
It is now possible to register for individual lectures. Use the links behind the lectures below. Costs per lecture: €2,50 (UM and Highschool students) / €6,25 (UM employees and students of other schools) / €12,50 (others). Payment (cash only) just before the start of the lecture at the desk.
Use this link for the registration for the complete series.
The individual lectures
- Disconnect to Reconnect? The Science behind Digital Well-being and Digital Disconnection (Vanden Abeele / 7 Nov) registration
- Conserving and presenting digital art (Dekker / 14 Nov) registration
- Digital warfare: the use of cyberspace in conflicts (Ducheine / 21 Nov) registration
- Dangers of Social Media Monopolies (Schenk / 28 Nov) registration
- Data & AI for better health care (Dekker / 12 dec) registration
Student Services Center
Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 November, and 12 December – 20:00 to 21:30
Costs for the whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
You can register here.
About the speakers
Prof. Mariek Vanden Abeele
Professor of digital culture, Ghent University
Annet Dekker, PhD
Assistant professor of cultural analysis, University of Amsterdam
Prof. Paul Ducheine
Professor cyber operations and Brigadier General, University of Amsterdam
Lecturer and expert on fake news, disinformation and fact checking
Prof. Andre Dekker
Professor of clinical data science, UM and medical physicist, UM
05 Dec19:30 - 22:50
Studium Generale | Film & Talk
07 Dec20:00 - 21:30
Studium Generale | Lecture
Human Rights Defender Phillipines
11 Dec20:00 - 21:30
Studium Generale | Human Rights Lecture
Prof. Antoine Buyse
Professor of human rights from a multidisciplinary perspective, director Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht University