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Thursday, 22 April 2021
15.30 - 19.00 CET
Online on Zoom

Online Conference
HOMO DIGITALIS

Critical Perspectives on Digital Society

With a evening lecture by Shoshana Zuboff
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism


“I cannot get rid of the ghosts I have called.” Like Goethe’s sorcerer’s apprentice, we sometimes stand helpless before the countless possibilities of our virtual world. With digitalization we have created a powerful tool – now we ourselves are becoming the object, our data the product of this revolution. Until the turn of the century, life in the gigabit society was still accompanied by broad euphoria. With the abolition of the classic sender-receiver model, the possibility for everyone to communicate with the whole world and a new culture of participation through the Internet, one hoped for a more democratic society. Now however, the digital space has revealed itself not only as the extended arm of existing social conflicts and threats, but partly also as their origin. Microtargeting, negative campaigning, social bots, troll armies and the attention economy in social media seem to threaten democracy. Questions of privacy, free speech, questions of data protection and the future of employment loom large. Solutions are needed so that society may deal appropriately with these new technologies that pose a potential danger to our political system.

Together with experts from technology, communication, business and law, Eurac Research’s Center for Advanced Studies shed light on the Homo Digitalis.


Programme

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19.00
Welcome
Roland Psenner, Präsident Eurac Research

Introduction
Harald Pechlaner, Head of the Center for Advanced Studies, Eurac Research

Digitale Zukunft - Heiliger Gral oder Büchse der Pandora? (DE)
Petra Grimm, Leiterin des Instituts für Digitale Ethik, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart

Netzsicherheit und Netzgesellschaft im Zeitalter des Internet der Dinge:
Technischer Datenschutz und Smart Home
(DE)
Frederik Möllers, Rechtsinformatiker, Professur für Rechtsinformatik, Universität des Saarlandes

Break

Dati e conoscenza in Intelligenza Artificiale - Due facce della stessa medaglia? (IT)
Diego Calvanese, Professore di Informatica, Libera Università di Bolzano

Erwachsen werden: Für eine Gesellschaftspolitik der Digitalisierung (DE)
Harald Welzer, Rat für Digitale Ökologie, Berlin

Break

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (EN)
Shoshana Zuboff, Emerita Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration
at the Harvard Business School

End of conference

Speakers
Shoshana Zuboff
Emerita Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School
Petra Grimm
Leiterin des Instituts für Digitale Ethik, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart
Frederik Möllers
Rechtsinformatiker, Professur für Rechtsinformatik, Universität des Saarlandes
Diego Calvanese
Professore di Informatica, Libera Università di Bolzano
Harald Welzer
Rat für Digitale Ökologie, Berlin




Video

 
 
Petra Grimm, Leiterin des Instituts für Digitale Ethik, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart
Frederik Möllers, Rechtsinformatiker, Professur für Rechtsinformatik, Universität des Saarlandes
 
 
Diego Calvanese, Professore di Informatica, Libera Università di Bolzano
Harald Welzer, Rat für Digitale Ökologie, Berlin

 
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