Lectures in the academic year 2001 / 2002:

L1: Culture and information civilization

Prof. K. Krzysztofek (IK)

Cultural changes in the information society. Mass-media and culture industry. Power and political participation, freedom and control problems. Market and advertisement. Information society and the problems of globalization. Information society and the problems of social development. Sociology of the Internet.

L2: Information 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.

L3: Telecommunications law

Prof. S. Piątek (UW)

Sources of telecommunication law. Telecommunication, software and information services. Permissions to run telecommunication services. Providing and sharing telecommunication services. Combining telecommunication networks and cooperation of telecom operators. Protection of telecommunication secrecy. Frequency management. Telecommunication administration. Trends in development of telecommunication law.

L5: Arts and culture in view of the information society

Prof. M. Duchowski (ASP) with his assistants

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.

L6: Brain and artificial neural networkse

Prof. R. Kosiński (PW), Dr. W. Koszewski (AM)

Basis of physiological perception. Characteristics of sensory cognition. Stenting of brain function. Neuron models. Artificial neural networks – structure, function and application. Open problems – awareness and abstract thinking.