Digitalisation Research Seminar (DigiSem 2024) Digital Freedom - Autonomy, Wellbeing and Participation

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We invite submissions addressing one of the three main topic-areas. In your abstracts, please also share your thoughts on one of the postulated statements, as we are encouraging an open discussion including participants’ own experiences and opinions. Topic 1: Autonomy How autonomous are we, or do we want to be, in dealing with data and technologies? What choices do individuals, companies and institutions have in the face of BigTech players? Is more security in the digital world bound to trade-off with individual freedom? Regarding freedom of research in particular – ff will artificial intelligence increase our freedom to use and leverage data, tools and networks? Or will their costs and access restrictions have an inhibiting effect on research or benefit only a small subset of researchers? Statement 1: The more autonomy the better. Statement 2: Digital autonomy fosters freedom of research. Topic 2: Wellbeing Do we have more freedom (e.g. for other activities, leisure time, empowerment) through digital solutions/AI in the world of work and private life – or less? How do we measure digital freedom in terms of wellbeing or happiness? Do we still have the choice to live an analogue/digital autonomous life? Statement 1: Digital freedom enhances our personal well-being. Statement 2: Digitalisation saves time. Topic 3: Participation Which means do we have to shape digital infrastructures through active participation? How can civil society’s role as active, self-determined power be supported in different political systems and market contexts? What impact does (a) restricted access to media and technologies have on democratic processes and opinion forming/building, either on a local or on an international scale? Is free access to digital space for everyone a goal that can and should be achieved? Statement 1: Digitalisation promotes democratisation. Statement 2: Participation should not require digital access. Format Accepted submissions will be presented orally (approx. 20 min slots including Q&A) within a session. Presentations will be followed by a joint discussion of the session participants focusing on the statements postulated above.

Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) , Center for Advanced Internet Studies , Hans-Bredow-Institut , Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society

Deadline: 10.07.2024

Event: DigiSem 2024 - Digitalisation Research Seminar

Post created by: Lymor Wolf Goldstein

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