|Number of Places||20|
Preliminary meeting: Wednesday, 11.10.2017, 14-16.
|Room||Arnimallee 14 1.4.31 Room E3|
|Start||Oct 19, 2017|
|end||Feb 15, 2018|
Technology has come to play a vital role in today's world. Can you imagine a day without checking your emails, making phone calls or sending text messages—a day without receiving any piece of information? Every day, we feel the attraction and importance of being/staying connected: connected to other people, or connected to information.
Technologies such as the Internet, the World Wide Web but also mobile phones are the foundation for this change. However, the way people can make use of and interact with existing information is regularly threatened. For example, governments and companies may interfere with our privacy, our access to information and our freedoms by using our personal data without prior consent.
In this seminar, we would like to discuss the importance of open technology that is, as a working hypothesis, crucial for creativity, invention, and human progress. Examples are projects such as the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the Linux kernel, or the MakerBot; but also initiatives such as in the area of Open Educational Resources—to mention only a few out of thousands.
In this seminar we approach the importance of Open Technology for our society based on the following questions:
This seminar accompanies the lecture series (Ringvorlesung) "Open Technology for an Open Society":
We invite you to learn more about existing projects in this field and also discuss different perspectives on this topic.
Undergraduate/graduate student status of Computer Science and related areas
The course aims to provide an overview, reflection, and understanding of developments in open technologies and existing implication for the society and future development and usage. At the end, the students should understanding the "flavours" of open technologies and its applications. They can critically reflect on their
For passing the course a student must get a pass in each of the following: