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Human Futures

A research programme at the Faculty of Arts


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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Thu 28 Nov
09:00-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Workshop on Machine Learning and AI
A one-day introductory workshop
Wed 11 Dec
13:00-16:00 | Danish School of Education, AU, Campus Copenhagen. Room 220.
PERSPECTIVES ON ROBOTS: A Reality Check of Imagined Futures
REELER end-conference with webinar December 11 in Copenhagen
Tue 25 Feb
15:00-18:00 | Preben Hornung-stuen, Studenternes Hus
Responsible AI


2019.11.11 | Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: Posthumanism 20/20

Call for papers for a two-day conference at Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, June 11-12, 2020

Francesca Ferrando

2019.06.21 | Lecture/talk

"the future is now"

Francesca Ferrando visited Human Futures for a conversation about Posthumanism

Charlotte Engberg
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Merete Pryds Helle
Ida Marie Hede
Lone Hørslev

2019.05.03 | Lecture/talk

Literature and the Posthuman

Three researchers and three Danish authors were gathered at Copenhagen’s Main Public Library to discuss the posthuman in writing and literature.


Tue 12 Nov
12:00-13:30 | Room 1586-114 (Kasernen)
Image Analysis and Computer Vision
Crossing boarders between Computer Science and Art History with Leonardo Impett
Wed 30 Oct
12:00-13:30 | Room 1481-264 (Nobelparken)
Healthcare Systems - Cancelled!
Healthcare and digitization with Klaus Veng.

Projects affiliated with Human futures