New technologies can be either blessings or devils in device. In the traditional view on the social sciences and humanities in relation to technology, these disciplines are believed to have a limited, secondary role with a large emphasis on issues like facilitating the acceptance and user-friendliness of technology or merely legal issues like privacy protection. Seen from a more contemporary viewpoint, the social sciences and humanities take a more fundamental and primary position, seeing technology development as a means to an end rather than as an end in itself. The key issue is about values: how can we align autonomous and self-learning technology with values, our human values. We explore the key steps and requirements to build trusted and trustworthy applications of autonomous and intelligent technology that align with human values. In the course, we combine high-level academic knowledge on AI and values with hands-on development of building blocks for trustworthy AI. Students will be able to apply the knowledge they have gained in the lectures immediately in the design-sessions in the afternoon. Combined with visits to companies and institutions the course will address the issue of Values and AI from a multi-disciplinary perspective. During this week course you will get: An intensive one week program of interdisciplinary and interactive lectures Interdisciplinary lecturers who teach from both an academic and practical perspective (e.g. research and field expertise); Joint watching and discussing of relevant documentaries/movies. Company and/or Robot lab visit. Design thinking sessions to develop building blocks for trustworthy AI
This intensive program is meant for those who want to have a summer they will never forget, but only have two weeks to spare. The intensive two-weeks move along the same dizzying beat as the city, filling each day to the last second, but never compromising on the experience. Program of the summer school includes: Accommodation in a twin-bed room (shared with one other person from the same gender) in the International Student Dormitory of Donghua University. Each room is equipped with a fridge, a private bathroom, and air-conditioning.Each floor also has its own kitchenette and laundry room. An intensive 37-hour Chinese language course taught by experienced teachers at the renowned Donghua University. Cultural workshops: Making Chinese Dumplings, Tai Chi, Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony Experience 2 business lectures provided by X-node start-up accelerator Day trip to Zhujiajio Water Town and visit of Kunqu Opera Night cruise on the Huangpu River Shanghai Tower Visit, world's 2nd tallest building Night cycling through Shanghai
This course, East Asian Art History, is a thematic introduction to the major artistic and cultural trends of East Asia, with a focus on the history of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art. We will study major developments and issues in the art of each culture, discussing mutual influences and cross-cultural artistic flows, as well as the many cultural and artistic differences between cultures in the region. Major monuments of East Asian art will serve as our primary evidence. We will focus on how to look at works of art and architecture in an art historically-informed way, how to articulate what our visual responses might mean, and how to begin answering some of the questions our observations of the objects may raise. Our goal is to enable you to better appreciate, analyze, evaluate, and interpret works of art, both those that seem familiar at first glance and those that do not. In addition to becoming familiar with major works of art in weekly slide lectures, you will be expected to develop, through weekly readings and discussion, an understanding of the various approaches major scholars in the field of art history and East Asian studies have developed to examine them. You will be expected to evaluate and try out some of these methods in your own research, written work and class discussion. The course will be divided into three discrete sections that focus respectively on China, Korean, and Japan. Although these three regions engaged in extensive cultural interchanges during the period of time covered by this course, each also developed its own artistic styles and forms. Discussions of these cross-cultural interactions will be a constant subtheme, especially as our shared understanding grows over the course. Whether the aims of their creators were philosophical, spiritual, political, social, economic, or purely aesthetic, we will seek to better understand them, as well as the context in which they were acquired and cherished, the uses to which these monuments may have been put, and the grounds for both their original and subsequent appreciation. Thus, the goals of this course include developing visual and historical tools you can use outside the confines of this class to explore art and visual culture.
Consumers have more control over social media channels than over any other channel which means that brands really need to become more agile with their digital brand engagement practices. However, it is not always clear how customer engagement can be nurtured and measured. The course offers you the opportunity to bring you up to speed with current and relevant academic developments in the field of digital engagement. Through interaction with different subject matter experts you will be approaching the topic of engagement from different angles. By embracing your digital engagement research you and your team will cross the academic field with managerial implications in an assignment for MTV Europe in Amsterdam. At the end of the course you will present your findings together with your project group. You will also visit MTV in the exciting building of Viacom International Media Networks located in the North of Amsterdam, which also includes networks such as Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and Branddeli. Check the students portfolio at www.dbesummerschool.com for more information of the kind of projects you will be working on.