How does Increasing Digitisation Change our Lives?

TUE 7, 14, 21, 28 NOV AND TUE 12 DEC – 20:00 TO 21:30
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Prof. Mariek Vanden Abeele
Professor of digital culture, Ghent University
Annet Dekker, PhD
Assistant professor of cultural analysis, University of Amsterdam

Prof. Paul Ducheine

Professor cyber operations and Brigadier General, University of Amsterdam
Maarten Schenk
Lecturer and expert on fake news, disinformation and fact checking
Prof. Andre Dekker
Professor of clinical data science, UM and medical physicist, UM



Our society is digitising. But does digitisation control society? Digital systems, designs and structures have the power to literally take lives and change our material, cultural, mental and emotional environment. But at the same time, humans have agency. They can steer the development of a digital society, on both a personal and a universal level, in their own direction.

In this series, we get in tune with the digitisation wave, leading us to a wide range of themes and research areas that affect all of us. Join us on this journey through different aspects of our digital lives, and discover how topics that appear diverse are actually tightly interwoven through digitisation.

The individual lectures

  1. 1. Disconnect to Reconnect? The Science behind Digital Well-being and Digital Disconnection (Vanden Abeele / 7 Nov)
  2. 2. Conserving and presenting digital art (Dekker / 14 Nov)
  3. 3. Digital warfare: the use of cyberspace in conflicts (Ducheine / 21 Nov)
  4. 4. Dangers of Social Media Monopolies (Schenk / 28 Nov)
  5. 5.  Data & AI for better health care (Dekker / 12 dec)

Cost of the whole series
UM students €10

UM employees and students from other schools €25
Others €50




07 November 2023

19:30 - 21:30

14 November 2023

19:30 - 21:30

21 November 2023

19:30 - 21:30

28 November 2023

19:30 - 21:30

12 December 2023

19:30 - 21:30