The theory modules are theory seminars that aim to provide a contextual framework for design. Drawing on perspectives from literature, film and philosophy, the seminar Theory 2: Technologies of the Self explores the relationship between technological development and the consitution of the self.
The 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.
Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Karmen Franinovic, Max Rheiner