Digital humanism is a focus of the cooperation between the City of Vienna and Viennese universities and polytechnical institutions, which can also be seen in the recent call for proposals, comprising a total volume of Euros 320,000.
“We want people at the centre of digital developments,“ explains Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science, Veronica Kaup-Hasler, concerning the ongoing project call. "There's no way that people have to subordinate themselves to technology. Technology must be used for the benefit of citizens."
The Cultural Department of the City of Vienna is therefore inviting scientists to address the question of how our digital coexistence can be shaped, so that the principles and values of humanism and enlightenment can come to bear more strongly again. This concerns questions of legal framework conditions, economic contexts or ethics as well as experimental approaches for new forms of communication and interaction on the web and in the social media. Research projects are funded up to a maximum of 40,000 EUR each.
The deadline for handing in applications will be August 20th 2019. Please find more information on how to apply: https://www.wien.gv.at/amtshelfer/kultur/projekte/subventionen/digitaler-humanismus.html#