194.072 Digital Humanism
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to analyse and reflect on the current developments in Informatics, and, hopefully, have both committment and ideas to influence the future development.

Thus, students will work on and get a better understanding of digital humanism, which we define as a concept that describes, analyzes, and, most importantly, influences the complex interplay of technology and humankind, for a better society and life, fully respecting universal human rights.

See also the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism and related information and resources: https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at

Subject of course

Lectures/meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.

Preliminary discussion (Vorbesprechung):  6.10.2020, 17:15, Online/Zoom

Zoom Meeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99665579566?pwd=aEs2TWszQUsvdnF1NXBRcXBhU2k0UT09

Meeting ID: 996 6557 9566, Password: awfyb83c


Tentative next dates: lectures 13.10., 20.10., 27.10.; topic assignment until 3.11.

The course consists of two parts:

a)     Lectures on selected topics of Digital Humanism

b)     Students in groups (size 3 – 5) will work on specific subconcepts and / or dimensions of digital humanism. In interactive session they will present their intermediate and final results. The topics for the presentations will be assigned in October.

The LV starts with “classical” lectures, then students work on their projects. There will be intermediate presentations of the group works.

In parallel, there will be public presentations of internationally renowned academics (see https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at/dighum-lectures/).

Teaching methods

- Presentations / Lectures

- Group work: literature review, presentation, argumentation, paper writing

- Interactive format, workshop

Mode of examination


Additional information

See also the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism and related information and resources: https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at



Course dates

Wed17:15 - 18:4506.10.2021 - 26.01.2022 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Digital Humanism - Single appointments
Wed06.10.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed13.10.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed20.10.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed27.10.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed03.11.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed10.11.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed17.11.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed24.11.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed01.12.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed15.12.202117:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed12.01.202217:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed19.01.202217:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)
Wed26.01.202217:15 - 18:45 Zoom (see TUWEL)Lecture (online)

Examination modalities

Attention, mandatory attendance at lectures and presentation sessions and at the preliminary discussion!

The students have to provide a final presentation and report.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
21.09.2021 00:00 13.10.2021 23:50 13.10.2021 23:50


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 645 Data Science Mandatory elective
066 926 Business Informatics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Precondition for participation, you must satisfy all three (!):

a) Master student, b) registration in the course, c) attendance in the preliminary discussion.