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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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2021.01.05 | Event type

Book launch: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism

On the 7th of October, Human Futures celebrated the publication of the Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism with a book launch at ARoS. You can find the full-length recording from the book launch here or watch 8 minutes of short highlights by Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Jacob Wamberg and the co-authors Steve Fuller, Karin Kukkonen, Ursula Heise,…

2020.11.15 | Seminar

Cultural Analytics Seminar

On the 27th of October 2020, Timothy R. Tangherlini and Lev Manovich gave two talks at the Cultural Analytics seminar. The recordings are now available.

2020.02.28 | Conference

Responsible AI

This week Virginia Dignum, Professor of Computer Science, University of Umeå, visited Human Futures for a talk and a round table on Responsible AI.


Tue 08 Jun
12:00-13:15 | Zoom Meeting ID 644 534 917 97 | Room 1586-114, AU Campus Aarhus
Algorithmic decision making: some philosophical challenges
Tue 18 May
12:00-13:15 | Zoom meeting ID 665 903 792 92 | Room 1586-114, AU Campus Aarhus

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Responsible AI: Virginia Dignum Virginia Dignum, Professor of Computing Science, University of Umeå, visited Human Futures for a lecture on Responsible AI on February 25. Dignum addressed the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and raised questions about the moral values and decisions behind the behavior of artificial autonomous systems. .

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