Recent developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and interactive applications are creating new social tools and conditions for people to connect and interact; therefore changing the ways we communicate, socialize and collaborate. These new forms of digital enhanced communication and collaboration have been rapidly adopted and integrated into people’s everyday lives. Understanding the nature and consequences of these new interactions and social transformations is crucial if we want to design and shape a better future where digital technologies become an integral component of our life. One major challenge we have identified is the exploration of the two-way interactions between society and ICT with a focus on the Humanities. This particular orientation has the potential to become a key success factor for the values and competitiveness of many Nordic countries having in mind recent EU and Swedish political discussions in the field of Digital Humanities.
The symposium was organized by Digital Humanities Initiative at Linnaeus University. Co-sponsored by Växjö Kommun, Växjö City Library, Big Data Consortium with funding from Linnaues University with Region Kronoberg and Regionförbundet i Kalmar län, IEC - Information Engineering Centre. Supported by DARIAH-EU.
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