FI:IV057 Seminar on Information Society - Course Information
IV057 Seminar on Information SocietyFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
- prof. RNDr. Jiří Zlatuška, CSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Jiří Zlatuška, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jiří Zlatuška, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
- Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Fri 10:00–11:50 B410
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 74 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course, students should be able to understand better issues related to the information society, gain deeper insight into more specialized topics, and to develop their own ability to interpret technological and social issues related to the information society.
- Learning outcomes
- Ability to think about impacts of IT on society.
- Seminar focuses on some aspects of the Information Society. A loose companion seminar to IV064 Information Society based on students work with literature on this topic and talks by the students based on the literature. Studets are required to work independently with relevant literature.
- Information technologies and the society.
- Information as a real value.
- Economic and social impact.
- Civilizational impacts of the Information Society.
- Information technologies and democracy.
- Literatura shodná s IV064
- Teaching methods
- Seminary, self study of literature, student presentations, and discussions.
- Assessment methods
- 1-2 oral and written presentation, participation in discussions
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Teacher's information
- Students can suggest their own literature for seminat presentarion, or they will get suggestions based on their particular area of interest.
Suggested list of literature/topics to be covered include, .g., publications from MIT Essentiql Lniwledge series:
Buckland: Information and Society,
Suber: Open Access,
Neff, Nafus: Self-Tracking,
Alpaydin: Machine Learning,
Ruparella: Cloud Computing.
Some visionary treatments, such as, e.g.
Toffler: The Third Wave, War and Anti-War,
Schwab: The Fourth Industrial Revolution,
Floridi: The 4th Revolution.
Trend-analysing publications, e.g.,
Kai-Fu Lee: AI Superpowers,
Phillips: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,
Morris: Left to Our Own Devices.