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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Roundtable discussion with Francis Fukuyama

2017.05.23 | Visit

A few notes from our roundtable discussion with Francis Fukuyama

Photo and a brief summary

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


Thu 14 Sep
13:00-18:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Future worth living: Why we need the humanities now even more
Alert conference with keynotes by Raja Chatila, CNRS, and Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Stanford University
Fri 15 Sep
09:00-14:30 | Aarhus, Denmark
Workshops on Human Futures topics
Three workshops on information and learning, robotics and ethics, and aesthetics and the posthuman
Fri 22 Sep
14:15-16:00 | Copenhagen
The semi-field: implications for sociality, publics, and knowledge
A seminar with Noortje Marres (Warwick University) hosted by the research programme for Future Technology, Culture and Learning at DPU

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