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CANCELED Digital detox - a philosophy of digital abstinence


Are we all turning into smartphone zombies? This pressing question is posed by philosopher Hans Schnitzler in his book Digital detox (2023). As an experiment, he had students undergo a week-long digital detox. Their testimonies raise uncomfortable and fundamental questions about our relationship to the screen world. 'I only now realise how numb I am all the time,' one of his students declared. Is the smartphone actually still at the service of us, or are we at the service of the smartphone?

Moderator: Peter Timmerman (Studium Generale)

Around 13:30 there’s a short break, followed by Q&A

Place: Vrijhof/Agora

This program is in Dutch.


A. Heukels (Anneke)
Supporting staff