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7 March 2023
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DIGHUM-Lectures: Seize the Means of Computation

The initiative DIGHUM lectures started with regular online events to discuss the different aspects of Digital Humanism. The bidt and the TU Wien are cooperation partners for DigHum Lecture Series.


Speaker: Cory Doctorow (craphound.com)
Moderator: Allison Stanger (Middlebury College, USA)

The tech giants claim that they have to lock down their devices to defend you, but they keep failing to do so. The most science fictional question isn’t what a technology does, it’s who it does it for and to. A free and fair future starts with technology that is under its users’ control. We need a new Luddite movement, one that seizes control of the machines that try to seize control of us.

About the Series

A roughly bi-weekly seminar offers presentations and panels from worldwide thought leaders. It is typically held on Tuesday afternoons at 17:00 CET.

The bidt and the TU Wien are cooperation partners for DigHum Lecture Series.

Digital Humanism deals with the complex relationship between man and machine. It acknowledges the potential of Informatics and IT. At the same time, it points to related apparent threats such as privacy violations, ethical concerns with AI, automation, and loss of jobs, and the ongoing monopolization on the Web.

For this reason, a new initiative — DIGHUM lectures — started with regular online events to discuss the different aspects of Digital Humanism.

We will have one or more speakers on a specific topic followed by a discussion, or panel discussions, depending on topic and speakers. The exact dates will be announced at least two weeks before.