The Summer School was the kick-off event for 20 Fellows and 75 students and culminated in the Forum, a central component of this year’s Ars Electronica Festival. Ars Electronica Festival.
Students and Fellows from different countries, cultures, research disciplines, art, business and civil society made the Summer School exactly what IT:U and Ars Electronica had hoped for: an inspiring kick-off for a new university that is characterized by openness to dialogue, inclusion, and innovation from the very start.
The participants closely examined the current state of the digital transformation. How do we get our information and which factors shape our public opinion? Who owns the truth? What about nature? Land? Technology? Data? Knowledge? How can we design technology in harmony with human values? And which role will our universities play in all of this?
As part of the Ars Electronica Festival, the students presented their ideas and entered into a dialogue with Fellows and experts.