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Digital society© Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Social Science

Digital society © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Digital society
Internet and society

Our societies are currently undergoing transformation processes through digitization and machine learning. Such changes imply opportunities and uncertainties for society and individual life plans. Through lectures, discussions, workshops we try to gain perspectives on the processes of such social and technological changes.

Series: Future Libraries © raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin

Future of Libraries

“Future of Libraries” sheds light on challenges, trends and best-practice examples. It is part of a symposium with the National Library and other public libraries of Vietnam.​

Marx and Religion © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Dialogue on the relevance of Karl Marx
Marx 200

200 years ago (1818), Karl Marx was born in Trier, which then belonged to Prussia. The Goethe Institut Hanoi will mark this anniversary by exploring the life, work, and most importantly, the impact of this multi-faceted personality. Our project will examine the enduring significance of the German philosopher, politician, and economist in modern Vietnamese society and politics.

Hannah Arendt Foto: Fred Stein/Corbis © www.philosophersmag.com

Series of events
Hannah Arendt - Philosopher of Crisis

Hannah Arendt (1906 –1975) was a German-American philosopher and political theorist. She is one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century.

Couch Lessons Illustration: Marcia Mihotich

Generation A=Algorithm
Couch Lessons

Pour a cold drink, turn on your laptop, and get comfortable on your couch - it's time for another episode of COUCH LESSONS. Every Wednesday, experts in artificial intelligence (AI) from around the world will discuss the opportunities, challenges, and risks associated with algorithmic decision making systems.

Intellectuals and artists around the world on the social consequences of the pandemic © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole? Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament.