TU Wien Informatics

Perspectives on Digital Humanism

  • 2021-09-22
  • Research
  • Social Responsibility

A collection of 46 articles from experts with different disciplinary backgrounds, who provide their view on the interplay of human and machine.

Perspectives on Digital Humanism

Digital Humanism is young; it has evolved from an unease about the consequences of a digitized world for human beings, into an internationally connected community that aims at developing concepts to provide a positive and constructive response.

Following up on several successful workshops and a lecture series that bring together authorities of the various disciplines, the book Perspectives On Digital Humanism is the editors’ latest contribution to the ongoing international discussions and developments. Hannes Werthner, Erich Prem, Edward A. Lee and Carlo Ghezzi have compiled a collection of 46 articles from experts with different disciplinary and institutional backgrounds, who provide their view on the interplay of human and machine.

A Word From the Editors

“Digital Humanism is a fundamental concept, it is about our future as humans and as society, not only in the digital world. As such, it is not only an academic undertaking, it is also a political issue. We need to engage with society, having a mixed audience, from academics to political decision makers, from industry and institutions to civil society and non-governmental organizations, and it is not only about science, research, and innovation. Equally important are education, communication, and influencing the public for democratic participation. We hope that this collection of essays provides an essential contribution to this important endeavor.”

Open Access

The editors have chosen an open access publishing strategy for this book to enable widespread circulation and accessibility. This means that you can make use of the content freely, as long as you ensure appropriate referencing. At the same time, the book is also published in printed and online versions by Springer.

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