Digital inequalities in Luxembourg
Where things stand
Moderation: Raymond Klein
© Yves Conrardy
According to a recent study, Luxembourg is ranked eighth in the Digital Gender Equality Index. Furthermore, since September this year students in lycées across the country have been introduced to working with robotics, internet ethics and artificial intelligence. So, it seems like everything is on the right track, Luxembourgers are being prepared for the digital realities. But is this really the case? What about inequalities? Are they not reinforced, or even created, with digitalisation?
During this round table, researchers, educators, and citizens will each weigh in on the topic.
The discussion will be moderated by Raymond Klein, journalist at woxx, former computer scientist, techno-enthusiast and technoskeptic ever since his first "microcomputer" and the age of the Minitel.
SAT 30.10 >19:30
En français et luxembourgeois, avec traduction simultanée en français pour les interventions en luxembourgeois
Entrée libre avec CovidCheck
In collaboration with Forum
Valérie Schafer has been a Professor in Contemporary European History at the C²DH (Centre for Contemporary and Digital History) at the University of Luxembourg since February 2018.
She previously worked at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in France and is still an Associate Researcher at the Center for Internet and Society.
She specialises in the history of computing, telecommunications and data networks. Her main research interests are the history of the Internet and the Web, the history of European digital cultures and infrastructures, and born-digital heritage (especially Web archives).
She also works on Gender and ICTs and on current issues related to the digital, like sustainability, inclusiveness and the governance of the Internet, the Web and Knowledge infrastructures. She is a co-founder and co-editor of the journal Internet Histories. Digital Technology, Culture and Society (Taylor & Francis).
She is the principal investigator of the HIVI project, which is supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund and dedicated to the history of online virality.
(biography coming soon)
Patrick de la Hamette