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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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.

Roundtable discussion with Rosi Braidotti

2018.10.04 | Seminar

What is human?

Rosi Braidotti visited Aarhus University on September 21st.

The exhibition End-User. Photo by Kåre Viemose
Aimee van Wynsberghe

2018.09.12 | Seminar

Art, ethics and the future of sex robots

Aimee van Wynsberghe visited Human Futures on September 6th


Fri 26 Oct
09:30-15:30 | Søauditorierne, building 1252-310 (Jeppe Vontilius auditorium)
Truly Human?
A seminar exploring what it means to be human
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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