2nd Weizenbaum Conference, 16.-17- Mai 2019

Registration

The registration for the Weizenbaum Conference is now open. Please register here.


About the Conference

The 2nd Weizenbaum Conference on the subject of “Challenges of Digital Inequality: Digital Education, Digital Work, Digital Life” will take place on Thursday, 16 May and Friday, 17 May 2019.

The aim of the conference is to bring together different disciplinary perspectives (e.g. education and social sciences, legal studies, communication science, computer science, economics science and engineering science) to highlight the challenges, drivers and consequences of inequality in the age of digitalisation. In this context, we strive to identify viable solutions to ensure the creation of a self-determined society.

Digitalisation transforms the society we live in today: It changes the way we communicate, learn, work, and live. Digital technologies provide access to information anytime and anywhere and promise to empower users around the world by delivering more and easier opportunities for transparency and social participation. Despite this potential, modern societies are increasingly witnessing a gaping chasm of inequality as social actors experience differential results of ubiquitous digitalisation around the world. Understanding and finding ways to solve this paradox is a primary motivation for the Weizenbaum Conference 2019.

The call for papers is now closed for the Weizenbaum Conference.


Contact

Conference Secretariat
c/o Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society:
Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin
Tel: +49 (30) 700 141 003
E-Mail: weizenbaum-conference@wzb.eu

About the Weizenbaum Institute

The Weizenbaum Institute investigates the current changes in all aspects of society occurring in response to digitalisation. Our goals are to develop a comprehensive understanding of these changes based on rigorous academic analysis and to offer informed strategies to address them at a political and economic level.

The Weizenbaum Institute is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The consortium is coordinated by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and includes the four Berlin universities – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin – as well as the Universität Potsdam and the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS).

The Berlin-Brandenburg Consortium focuses on the interaction of the social sciences, economics and law with design research and computer science. Interdisciplinary basic research and the exploration of concrete solutions in practice-based labs are combined with knowledge transfer into politics, business, and society. The conceptual design of the Institute aims to achieve scientific excellence with a nationwide and international impact, as well as networking with cooperation partners from civil society, business, politics, and the media.

The institute is named after the computer scientist Joseph Weizenbaum, who was born in Berlin in 1923 and passed away in 2008. His entire life’s work was concerned with the socio-critical dialogue between man and machine.

More information: www.weizenbaum-institut.de