Invasive Technification by Gernot Böhme

Start Date: 26 Nov 2013 - 06:00PM

End Date: 26 Nov 2013 - 08:00PM

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In this special public lecture, Gernot Böhme, Emeritus Professor Philosophy at Darmstadt Technical University, Germany, looks at progressive technification and what it means to our existence as humans.

Two changes in technology will be discussed. According to Böhme, technology can no longer be considered a just means for certain purposes, moreover a great part of technology is not purposive at all – but just for fun.

Gernot Böhme is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Darmstadt Technical University, Germany. Böhme has been Guest Professor at Universities in Austria, Sweden, USA, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, and Australia. In 2003, Böhme received the Denkbar-Preis für obliques Denken (Denkbar Prize for Lateral Thinking). He has risen to prominence through his work in aesthetics, the philosophy of embodiment and technology, and practical philosophy. His book Architektur und Atmosphäre (2006, Architecture and Atmosphere) is most influential in art and design practice throughout the world.

This lecture is presented by ABP in partnership with Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University.