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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Dennis Yi Tenen
Dennis Yi Tenen
Picture of the book "The Plot-Genie"

2019.01.18 | Lecture/talk

Dennis Yi Tenen visited Human Futures

Associate professor of literature and former software engineer at Microsoft, Dennis Yi Tenen, gave a lecture discussing story generators from the 1960s and 70s.

Nicholas Agar
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Jonathan Pengelly
Robert Sparrow

2018.10.30 | Seminar

Truly Human?

Researchers from Australia, New Zealand and Aarhus University were gathered to discuss human enhancement.

Ask Vest Christiansen
Jonathan Sholl
Christian Ulrik Andersen

2018.10.21 | Seminar

Why Aesthetics Matter

A seminar about aesthetics’ influence on sports, computer interfaces and medicine.


Thu 17 Jan
15:00-17:00 | Aarhus University, 1580-349
Chatbots and Cybernetics
Lecture by Dennis Yi Tenen, Columbia University
Wed 21 Nov
09:00-16:00 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Education disrupted?
Human Futures and Future Technologies, Culture and Learning will host a conference at DPU in November

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