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Technology and the Human Future - Fritt Ord and NYRP

Time and place: Oct. 20, 2016 9:45 AM–Oct. 21, 2016 4:00 PM, Fritt ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo

The New York Review of Books Foundation and Fritt Ord invite the public to the conference ‘Technology and the Human Future’, 20–21 October 2016 at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.

Associate Professor Elisabeth Staksrud, Department of Media and Communication, UiO, is participating in the panel "Internet: The 'Always on' player and life itself" on the first day of the conference.

View the program and registration conditions of the conference on Fritt Ord's website.


CATaC 2014: Culture, technology and communication

CATaC is a conference venue that fosters new explorations of culture, technology and communication. Open conference but registration is required.

Time and place: June 19, 2014–June 20, 2014, University of Oslo, Ole-Johan Dahls house

As the Internet and then the World Wide Web have come to now connect over 2 billion people globally, the questions of culture and communication vis-à-vis (networked) ICTs have become increasingly mainstream and widely explored across the needed range of disciplines, conferences, and publication venues.

At the same time, however, there is ongoing need for a conference venue that fosters new explorations at the intersections of culture, technology, and communication – as approached in ways that are:

  • robustly interdisciplinary / cross-disciplinary;
  • cordially but rigorously critical;
  • inclusive of the philosophical, including the ethical and political dimensions of ICT design and diffusion;
  • relational, bringing out the entanglements of culture, communication, and technology;
  • and within a conference environment shaped by our hallmark hospitality and collegiality.

Accordingly, CaTaC’14 will

  • celebrate the people and accomplishments of the past conference series, including the production of a Festschrift; and
  • transform the conference series through development of
  • new research, directions and approaches.
  • Submission deadline: March 2nd, 2014


  • Department of Media and Communication and Department of Informatics
  • Conference Co-organizers
  • Charles Ess (Department of Media and Communication)
  • Maja van der Velden (Department of Informatics)
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