Theory 2 

Technologies of the self and their aesthetic, cultural and political manifestations.
Nummer und TypMDE-VIA-A-2000.03.21H.001 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Design
LeitungProf. Dr. Karmen Franinovic
Max Rheiner
ECTS2 Credits
VoraussetzungenNone
LehrformSeminar
Zielgruppen2. Semester Master of Arts in Design, Vertiefung Interaktion
Lernziele / KompetenzenStudents
  • explore the constitution of the human self on a technological, cultural, and personal level;
  • critically engage with the subject and its cultural manifestations;
  • learn academic working methods in dealing with texts (reading and writing).
InhalteThe seminar highlights technological developments in artificial intelligence, human-machine interfaces, and implant technology that blur the boundaries between human and non-human. The new technologies of the self no longer require us to work on ourselves, but have become instrumental and have turned humans into technological selves. In this seminar we will explore these themes and phenomena, as well as their aesthetic manifestations in texts, films, images, and artifacts.
Bibliographie / LiteraturLiterature will be announced in the Seminar.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungActive and regular attendance (min. 80%); reading and preparing the weekly reading assignments; term paper; presentations
Termine29.09.21 10:30 - 12:00
12.10.21 09:00 - 12:00
19.10.21 09:00 - 12:00
26.10.21 09:00 - 12:00
03.11.21 09:00 - 12:00
16.11.21 09:00 - 10:30
30.11.21 09:00 - 12:00
Bewertungsformbestanden / nicht bestanden
BemerkungThe seminar will be in English, including discussions, literature and films.
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