The Digital Society Symposium
Please visit: http://www.lth.se/lu350/digital-society-symposium/ for access to the talks as Youtube videos and Lund University speaker handouts.
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.