Benjamin Jörissen

  • Digitization as a cultural process
  • Education, school and learning in #newland
  • Lecture

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Digitization is a process that has long since had a profound impact on the world of communication and life. The foundation of life processes through digitality at the infrastructural level is accompanied by faintly visible but very significant changes.
Beyond the tangible smart end-garments and apps, data structures and collections help determine what will be valid in the future. Algorithm-based and automated, software makes judgments to the exclusion of the human mind, and digital protocols determine what is communicated and how.

All of this requires co-creation and education. We have to get involved in a game whose rules we can only have a say in if we face digitization with neither pure enthusiasm nor structural denial.

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Jörissen is head of the Department of Education with a focus on culture and aesthetic education at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and holds the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education there. He is a member of UNITWIN Arts Education Research for Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development, the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Council for Arts Education. In his research, Jörissen deals with forms and aspects of digitalization.

Since 2012, the focus has been on international research on cultural education.
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