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180027 VO Media, Technology, and Romanticism (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

StudienassistentIn: Lena Starkl (lena.starkl@univie.ac.at)

Wednesday 13.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 20.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 27.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 03.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 10.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 15.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 22.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 29.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 05.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 19.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Technology and romanticism are usually seen as opposed, also in philosophy of technology. Delving into the history of technology and the history of thinking about technology from the early Romantics to hippie computing and beyond, this course questions this assumption and invites to study and reflect on the relation between technology and romanticism. Exploring links between 19th century monsters, 20th century cyborgs, and contemporary magic devices, this course will provide opportunities for students to get more familiar with the rich history of romanticism and technology, and to use this knowledge for evaluating contemporary technologies and thinking about the future of our relation to technology.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (in English).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of the recent literature on the topic and ability to critically engage with the problems discussed in the course.

Examination topics

Topics discussed in the lectures.

Reading list

Literature will be provided via Moodle.

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