Vienna Workshop on Digital Humanism

We are in the midst of the digital transformation of our society, with computer science and its artifacts as a major driver of change. We experienced the metamorphosis from the stand-alone computer to the global operating system of our world, a journey leading to yet another industrial revolution: digitizing everything and automating work and thinking.

This development opens enormous possibilities for our future, but it also raises serious questions and has dramatic downsides, just think at the monopolies in the Web, or the use of the Internet for surveillance.

This is the topic of our Workshop on Digital Humanism. With this term we also refer to the era of the Renaissance, not only to make the digital world and development more “human”, but also to initiate a broad approach integrating different disciplines for new scientific insights, discussions, and spreading of critical thoughts and knowledge.

Organized by

Faculty of Informatics – TU Wien

Supported by:

Municipal Department 23 – Economic Affairs, Labour and Statistics
WWTF – Vienna Science and Technology Fund