Lectures in the academic year 1997 / 1998:

W1: Information society: civilization and cultural issues

Prof. A. Siciński (PAN), Prof. K. Krzysztofek (PAN), Dr. M. Pęczak (UW)

Information society and the “acceleration of history” in the second half of the twentieth century: an attempt to identify and characterize these changes. Information society as a development challenge. Culture, personality, mentality in the information society. Democracy and politics in the information society.

W2: Information-based economy

Prof. A. Herman (SGH), Prof. W. Grudzewski (SGH), Prof. J. Bogdanienko (PAN), Prof. A. Karpiński (PAN), Dr. M. Goliński (SGH)

Economics of information – main factors and trends. Infrastructure of the information-based economy. Organizations of the twenty first century. Role of information in the modern economic policy. Managing changes in the information-based economy.

W3: Telecommunications and electronic media law

Prof. S. Piątek (UW)

Legal basis of telecommunications and electronic media. Status of telecommunications equipment. A right to conduct business. Restrictions on foreign investments. Cooperation of telecom operators. Requirements for the content of individual and mass communications. Administration of telecommunications and mass media. Harmonization of telecommunications and electronic media law within the EU.

W4: Arts and culture towards information society

Prof. M. Duchowski (ASP), Prof. A. Gwóźdź (UŚ), Prof. A. Zeidler (UAM), Dr. hab. G. Dziamski (UAM), Dr. W. Chyła (UAM), Dr. R. Kluszczyński (UŁ), Dr. hab. M. Kostera (UW), Dr. J. S. Wojciechowski (PAN)

Aesthetics, ethics, politics and mass-media in the information society. New forms of artistic expression and the role of art in a society where electronic media and “virtual reality” are present: architecture, fine arts and film. Socio-cultural aspects of development of communication technology and organization.

W 5: Means and directions for development of information infrastructure

Prof. Józef Lubacz (PW), Dr. ing. M. Średniawa (PW)

Characteristics of IT and telecommunication transformation in the recent decades. Basis of digital technology. Network architecture and information services. Consequences of liberalization and convergence of information market. Syndrome on the Internet network. Evolution of integrated public networks. Dilemmas of national and global information infrastructure development.