The Digital Society Symposium
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Tuesday 25 April 2017
Monday 24 April 2017
Digitalisation takes place in a sometimes conflicted interaction between technology, legislation, business models, norms, cultures and digital practices. This two-day symposium will highlight and discuss different aspects of this interplay with researchers and high-level decision-makers.
The Digital Society is one of the thematic weeks during Lund University’s year-long 350th anniversary. The week starts with a two-day symposium, April 24-25, that addresses the digital society from a number of perspectives through its 4 invited international guest and 16 scholars from Lund University.
The two days are structured by four themes:
- Legal and Political Changes in the Digital Society
- Digital Communication and Media
- Local Experiences, Global Challenge
- Digital Technology - the Sky is the Limit?
Our ambition is to fill the Lund City Hall with a mix of students, scholars and participants from all parts of society and we are very much proud to announce that the conference involves four invited plenary speakers of particular excellence:
- Professor Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University: How digital has destroyed democracy — and what we can do to recover it
- Professor José van Dijck, University of Amsterdam: Who governs the platform society? Embattling public values in a connective world
- Professor Hu Yong, Peking University: The Internet in China: The Same, but Different
- Professor Danica Kragic, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH: Man and Machine - the Challenge of Collaboration
Cost: Free of charge, but the initial registration is preliminary, and the organisers may introduce quotas in order to secure that all target groups are represented
This symposium will be live-streamed on this page and on the jubilee-Facebook page.
This symposium is part of 'The Digital Society' science week, which takes place between 24-30 April.
See all events during this week (in Swedish)
The science week will be kicked-off with a concert on 23 April at 17:00 pm. The concert is free of charge but will require a ticket to ensure a seat (a small fee of 20 SEK will be charged). Musicians will play music from famous TV- and computer games in the City Hall here in Lund. The event will be held in Swedish but can still be enjoyed by English-speaking participants.
Learn more about the concert