The co-evolution theme focuses specifically on the entanglement of new digital technologies and human everyday life. We cannot just assume that digital technologies automatically improve the quality and conditions of life. The aim is to understand better how humans live, learn and interact with, around and even inside digital technologies; to study the “seen but unnoticed”, often non-exceptional and routine ways in which technologies are integrated in our lives. With that knowledge our aim then is to explain how we could strengthen humans in order to live, learn to live and learn to learn in sustainable ways in the digital communities of the future. Technologies are possibilities rather than necessities.

Theme leader: Prof. Sanna Järvelä