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180179 FS Philosophy of Technology and Performance (2019W)

10.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 14.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 15.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 16.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Monday 21.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Tuesday 22.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 23.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 24.10. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Monday 18.11. 13:15 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course explores relations between philosophy of technology and performance broadly construed. The guiding question throughout the course will be what philosophers of technology can learn from the study and practice of performance, dance, theatre, music, etc. for understanding technology. Drawing on literature on the intersection of both fields, the purpose of the course is not to do philosophy of performance, but rather to use performance as a concept to better understand our dealings with technology and to investigate more deeper, intimate conceptual links between on the one hand theory and practice in philosophy and on the other hand theory and practice in performance. Discussion will be centered on specific themes and their relation to thinking about technology: embodiment, knowledge, movement, choreography, power, feminism, performance as philosophy, and philosophy as performance. Several didactical tools are used to enhance understanding in these areas: lecture/instruction, student presentations, discussions in class, and writing of a paper, including extended feedback sessions that aim at facilitating mutual learning and further intellectual development in this area.

Assessment and permitted materials

Several didactical tools are used to enhance understanding in these areas: lecture/instruction, student presentations, discussions in class, and writing of a paper, including extended feedback sessions that aim at facilitating mutual learning and further intellectual development in this area. Students will be asked to present and discuss during the course and to write a paper at the end of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presentation and paper.

Examination topics

Current literature on the intersection of philosophy of technology and performance/dance/music theory. Lectures and discussions during the sessions.

Reading list

Literature will be provided via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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