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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2017.09.13 | Research news

What is human?

The research project Human Futures has made a video addressing some of the most pressing questions today

2017.09.13 | Conference

Human Futures' annual conference

A call for papers and an invitation

Roundtable discussion with Francis Fukuyama

2017.05.23 | Visit

A few notes from our roundtable discussion with Francis Fukuyama

Photo and a brief summary


Mon 30 Oct
10:00-15:30 | Aarhus, Denmark
Imagining the Anthropocene Future: Extinction, Hope and Technology
A seminar with keynotes by Ursula Heise, Nils Ole Bubandt and Heather Swanson
Tue 12 Dec
12:00-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Human Futures' annual conference
This year the conference will be on temporality!

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