SoSe 2018

S. Zur kulturellen Ordnung von Raum und Zeit (Sommer): „Siri, please buy milk.“ Living with (Digital) Technologies

Dr. Sandra Keßler

Kurzname: S Kult Ordnung R&Z
Kursnummer: 05.174.16_830

Empfohlene Literatur

Hello, Robot. Design zwischen Mensch und Maschine. Ausstellungskatalog des Vitra Design Museums, 2017.

Refer to the Homepage of the Vitra Design Museum: https://www.design-museum.de/de/ausstellungen/detailseiten-wanderausstellungen/hello-robot.html [13.12.2017, 15:00].

Inhalt

Today, technology shapes our everyday lives to an enormous extent and in multilayered ways. Many implementations of technology have become so ordinary to us that we hardly notice them nor question their very existence. Living in intelligent environments or even smart homes is a current development that does not occur to us as outstandingly novel anymore. The use of technologies entangles with our everyday practices, influencing our behavior, thoughts and expectations. Technologies determine our lives before we are born, e.g. through prenatal diagnostics, and care technology’s machines and robots may shape the living environment in our residential homes for the elderly. Machines and computers facilitate tasks at work or even substitute parts of human work completely. Hence, technology is interpreted as blessing and threat alike. Our views on technology and our capacities to interact with it have been historically and culturally shaped and determined. We will look into ideas that derive from film or literary fiction and question historical and current-day practices and behaviors associated with new technologies.

This seminar is taught in English. All course readings and student presentations are also in English. Nevertheless, oral exams for passing the module („Modulabschlussprüfung“) can be taken in German.   

Termine:

Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
16.04.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr00 003 SR 07
9125 - Bausparkasse Mainz
23.04.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
30.04.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
07.05.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
14.05.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
28.05.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
04.06.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
11.06.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
18.06.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
25.06.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude
02.07.2018 (Montag)16.15 - 17.45 Uhr02 463 P207
1141 - Philosophisches Seminargebäude

Semester: SoSe 2018