Netizen – Ethical, Social, & Political Dimensions. Application of Philosophical Ideas to Contemporary Digital Reality

Key information

  • Dates: October 23-24, 2021 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Location: Nafplio (Greece)
  • Organized by: CHS Greece
  • Open to: All (up to 14 participants)
  • Application period:  September 27 - now closed
  • Language: Greek
  • Academic Coordination:Giannis (Ioannis) Stamatellos, Professor of Philosophy, Researcher and Author
  • Activity Coordination: Matina Goga (CHS Greece, matina.goga@chs.harvard.edu)

We inform you that the available places for the workshop have been filled from the very first day, and we will not accept any additional applications. We warmly thank all interested parties. Please stay tuned for more related activities in the future.

About the workshop

Overview

The Netizen Workshop focuses on the concept of 'citizen' which is broadened and redefined in the new digital reality. The ever-evolving digital technology and the increasing use of digital media lead to a re-examination of ethical, social, and political values. What is the role of the citizen (nowadays, aka 'netizen') in the digital age? What new prospects are emerging in social life and political expression? What are the consequences of the new digital reality in all aspects of our lives? How is the identity of the individual interacting with cyberspace formed? Questions worth exploring in the light of philosophical approaches, which relate to freedom of expression and privacy, the reliability of digital systems, equal access to information, intellectual property, personal digital footprint, the relationship between humans and machines, the contemporary need for cybersecurity, and many more. The workshop examines the impact of these issues on both the individual and the wider sphere of digital globalization.

Participation

Participation in the workshop is offered free of charge and on a first-come-first-served basis. Prospective applicants are invited to submit a brief description of their aspirations and motive to apply, along with their communication details and status.

*In the event applications exceed the number of 14, priority will be given to applicants who have not participated in other CHS workshops in the past (again, based on the first-come-first-served basis).

CHS Greece constantly monitors the instructions of Harvard University and the Greek authorities, strictly adhering to all applicable health protocols. In case the relevant regulations and instructions change, CHS Greece will adapt accordingly, immediately informing the workshop's participants.

Read the Netizen workshop description in Greek.