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180138 VO-L Technology and Romanticism (2016S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 14.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 04.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 11.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 18.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 25.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 02.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 09.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 23.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 30.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 06.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 13.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 20.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 27.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

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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.
Students will learn how to read, interpret, and critically discuss recent literature on the topic and will be invited to engage with new technological-cultural developments.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course consists of weekly lectures followed by discussion.

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. Method is a sit in exam. (In English)

Reading list

Literature will be provided via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA M 7.2

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