Glitched Paradise: Call for papers: Utopia digital society


Utopias for a digital society. An essay competition

Digital technologies have changed our lives significantly in the last twenty years. With the looming rise of artificial intelligence, virtual reality and data ubiquity, it seems evident that the biggest changes still lie ahead of us. What will the world look like two decades from now? How can society benefit from technology?

We are looking for radical and thought-provoking utopias of the digital society and invite researchers who deal with issues of digitalisation and society to share their ideas in essays. The results will be part of an edited volume.

The deadline for submissions has been reached. We'd like to thank everybody for their contributions.



Researchers and thinkers are invited to submit their visions along the following topics:


How will we learn in the future? How will we teach? What will schools and universities look like?


How will we get to know people? How will we stay in touch? What will parenting, relationships and love affairs look like?


How will we stay healthy and what will we eat? What will our homes look like? How will we communicate?


How will we work in the future? Where will we work? What will factories, offices and jobs look like?


How will states interact in the international arena? How will conflicts be resolved in the future?

Researchers will be invited for an essay sprint in Berlin, where storytellers and creative writers will help to polish their visions of a utopian digital future. All essays will be published in an edited volume.