Digital Humanism workshop and other IS4SI Summit events submission deadline extension until 15 June 2021

The deadline for some abstract submissions to conferences, workshops or other events at the IS4SI Summit 12-19 September 2021 has been extended to 15 June 2021. This holds for our workshop on Digital Humanism – How to shape digitalisation in the age of global challenges?

Julian Nida-Rümelin who will be Summit prime time keynote speaker of our workshop published, together with Natalie Weidenfeld, this April a book with the title Die Realität des Risikos: Über den vernünftigen Umgang mit Gefahren (The reality of risk: on dealing reasonably with dangers). In that book they refer to the Corona crisis. Nida-Rümelin is newly elected vice-chair of the German Ethics Council. He is invited Festival speaker at this year’s Salzburg Festival.

Rainer E. Zimmermann, the second Summit prime time keynote speaker of our workshop, is philosopher, too. He currently focuses on the meaning of life, including the context of astrobiology. He is member of our Institute’s Advisory Committee.

Thus, we will have an excellent discussion of two different, complementing perspectives on humanism.

Full papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of New Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication after the workshop. That journal is a revival of the one that was founded in 1953 by Marshall McLuhan and Ted Carpenter. The mission statement says:

While New Explorations embraces the mission statement of the original Explorations, we inhabit dramatically new environments characterized by emerging media and AI. To the four winds of the original Explorations project we now add the fifth wind of rapidly changing multimedia technologies that stretch our understanding of what it is to be human in 2020 and beyond.

Editor is Robert K. Logan, also affiliated to GSIS.

For the call of papers look here.

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