Lectures in the academic year 1999 / 2000:

L1: 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.

L2: Politics and democracy in the information society

Prof. K. Krzysztofek (IK), Prof. A. Siciński (PAN)

Information and decentralization. Information society versus civil society. Mass-media and democracy. Power and political participation. Changes in the role and place of the state. Intelligent society or society smartly governed.

L3: Information-based economy

Dr. M. Goliński (SGH), Prof. T. Szapiro (SGH)

Economics of information. Information as the fourth factor of production, competition and economic decision-making. Information infrastructure of the modern economy. Infomedia techniques and economic changes: globalization, virtualization, network companies. Inter-organizational information systems. Economic policy of the state in the era of the information society.


L4: 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.

L5: Arts and culture in view of the information society

Prof. M. Duchowski (ASP), Dr. Z. Benedyktowicz (PAN), Dr. J. Mrozek (ASP), Dr. W. Włodarczyk (ASP), Dr. J. Wojciechowski (IK)

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.