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Digital Futures for Education: Knowledge, Sense and Sensibility in the age of AI

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Nov 27

Date and time: 27 November 2024, 15:00 – 17:00 CET
Title: Digital Futures for Education: Knowledge, Sense and Sensibility in the age of AI
Speakers: Carl Öhman, Uppsala University

Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus

A maximum of 50 participants are onsite at the Digital Futures hub. First come, first served.
For participation, please register here: to be announced

Refreshments will be offered.

Questions? Please contact Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Associate Director Outreach, Digital Futures:

Welcome to this conversation on education focussing on knowledge, sense and sensibility in the age of AI!

Jonna Bornemark is a professor in philosophy and works at The Center for Studies in Practical Knowledge. Her latest book is Det omätbaras renässans: en uppgörelse med pedanternas världsherravälde (Volante, 2018). She is the editor of 13 anthologies, most recent is Horsecultures in Transformation: The Ethical Question (Routledge 2019). She is also a frequent guest at several Swedish radio shows and writes in Swedish daily press.

Jonna is active in several research-projects within the theory of practical knowledge, phenomenology, HAS and philosophy of religion. Within these projects she discusses the limits of calculation, skills of judgement, subjectivity and the concept of Bildung. But also the relation between humans and animals, pregnancy and embodiment. Some central characters are Mechthild von Magdeburg, Nicolas of Cusa, Giordano Bruno, Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler and Edith Stein.

Nina Wormbs is a professor in history of technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. An engineer by training she has not refrained from taking issue with technology and started off with a licentiate thesis in broadcasting history, focussing specifically on techno-political decisions on distribution technologies and the consequences of their implementation; the approach was that of large technological systems. In her dissertation she moved to using conflicts as a way of unpacking ideas of technology in the intersection of cultural and industrial policy and the Nordic level at a time when the technology in question – i.e. satellites – was still rather open. She used actor-network theory, but applied it methodologically, which was not so common at the time.

Her interest was and is the idea of this scientifically and technologically constructed resource and how engineers and others have managed this scarce resource over time. She also co-authored a historical report for the European Space Agency on Swedish space history. 2017-2019 she lead an oral history project on Swedish space activities, with interviews, stories and witness seminars. The material is both published and stored at the Technical Museum.

Through Digital Futures for Education, we aim to:

We invite you to be part of the conversation on digital transformation in education by suggesting topics and potential speakers to Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Associate Director Outreach, Digital Futures. Please send your suggestion to Write “Digital Futures Outreach” in the subject of your email.

Digital Futures for Education consists of conversations and events that bring together key actors from academia, civil society, and the private and public sectors. Its mission is to provide a colloquial space for discussion and reflection on the digital transformation in education and the role of universities in today’s complex societies. The goal is also to build a community with key national and international educational actors.