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The Enlightenment movement of the 18th Century, marked a shift in individual-state-enterprise relationships, today the Digital Enlightenment movement works to better understand the ways in which individuals, governments and enterprises are redefining their relationship through the use of technology.
The theme of this year’s conference is: the individual (in her many societal roles) in relation to the ever increasing dimensions of the technological (digital) environment. We bring together a range of views: technologists, anthropologists, engineers, social scientists, entrepreneurs, designers, policy makers and leaders of civil society organisations in order to better understand how humans engage with digital life and which options emerge.
Given the rapid pace at which non-anticipated technological innovations develop and swiftly integrate in peoples’ lives, new ways of thinking and talking about the role of ‘the digital’ are required, thus allowing people to have a complete and correct understanding of what their real options are and to help develop meaningful forms of accountability, transparency and regulation of data processing, that can keep pace with the ‘bit per second’ lives of individuals today.
Digital Enlightenment Forum aims, through these new ways of thinking and talking about “The Citizen – Negotiating life in The Digital World” to develop proposals for how best to move forward. The inter-relation between individuals and the technological environment will define the future organization of living, working and citizenship.
For speakers and topics see the draft programme link on top of this page.
After two successful Forums in Luxembourg (2012) and Brussels (2013), we will address in this Forum these inter-relations and their consequences.
The Forum will be held on 25-26 March 2015 in Kilkenny (Ireland).
Venue: Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny
Download the Programme here