In this episode we present a discussion on how humanistic values can manifest in the digital age and how we can and how we can create conditions for technologies that best serve people serve people in the best possible way and help shape a desirable society.

We recorded a session on this topic that was held in the course of the Vienna Digital Days 2022. This is Urban Innovation Vienna’s and the platform Digital City Wien’s joint annual conference.

20 October, 09:00-11:00 “Digital Humanis & Democracy”
How can digitalisation strengthen our democracies? Will we manage to transfer our analogue political and civil rights into the digital age? In this session modes of participation, as well as opportunities and challenges for democratic processes in the digital age with scientists, civil society representatives and politicians were discussed.

Moderation: Michael Stampfer, WWTF
00:13:33 Keynote: James Larus, ETH Lausanne
00:39:19 Panel:

  • Mark Coeckelbergh, University of Vienna
  • Philipp Staab, HU Berlin
  • Astrid Mager, Institute of Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

01:28:16 Panel:

  • Stefan Gara, NEOS
  • Jörg Neumayer, SPÖ


With many thanks to

Community-Plattform der DigitalCity.Wien - HomeWWTF - Vienna Science and Technology Fund - ftevalUrban Innovation

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