Human Futures

A research programme at the Faculty of Arts 

studying the influence of technology on human existence 


Human futures is a research programme at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. We facilitate research between disciplines concerned with the historical and contemporary changes technology can induce on human existence in three distinct areas that call for interdisciplinary collaboration:

  • Technological influences on the human body ranging from gene editing, new medicines and artificial organs to man-machine integration
  • Changes in the human environment in the form of robotics, artificial intelligence and information technologies
  • Representations in popular culture, art, literature and philosophy of imagined human futures.

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Lea Skewes on Gender
Karin Christiansen on Human Enhancement
Cathrine Hasse on Education and the Posthuman

2017.04.22 | Seminar

Notes from seminar on Individuality and Collectivity

Photos and a brief summary

Peter Danholt giving an introductory talk
Keynote Annette Markham
Keynote Alfred Nordmann

2017.04.10 | Seminar

Notes from seminar on Methodological challenges for the humanities

Photos and a brief summary

2017.02.28 | Seminar

Seminar: Methodological challenges for the humanities

Seminar in April.


Sat 20 May
14:00-16:00 | Aarhus University
Roundtable discussion with Francis Fukuyama on automation, trust and society
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Tue 30 May
09:30-16:00 | Copenhagen
Weaving robots and basketry
A two-day seminar in Copenhagen hosted by Future Technology, Culture and Learning at DPU

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