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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 19 Sep
12:00-13:30 | Room 1586-114
Human and Machine Cooperation
A seminar on the cooperation of human and artificial intelligence with Jacob Sherson.
Wed 02 Oct
12:00-13:30 | Room 1465-218 (Nobelparken)
Machine Translation
Investigating the possibilities of machine translation with Bo Due Skovsbøll.
Thu 10 Oct
12:00-13:30 | Room 1481-231 (Nobelparken)
Explainable AI
Understanding data-driven societies with Ira Assent.


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.

2019.04.01 | Reception

Book release

Literature, posthumanism and the Anthroposcene in new textbook for upper secondary education.


Tue 18 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Studenterhus Aarhus, mødelokale 1
What is Philosophical Posthumanism?
A talk by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at NYU, Dr. Francesca Ferrando
Tue 30 Apr
16:00-19:15 | Copenhagen's Main Public Library
The posthuman and literature
How does literature imagine the human future?

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