Bernard Stiegler will deliver several seminars in this April in Nanjing University. For more information, please go to: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/LUYteH6Mg6VNdG6YIRQy4w
With the introduction of civilian radio, then with the advent of television, and now with social networking, the advertising industry has had a significant impact on the collective individuation processes organizing everyday life,. This collective individuation process is materialized through processes of transindividuation. Language is such a process of collective individuation operated through processes of transindividuation.
What Gilbert Simondon called the transindividual is another name for meaning, and it is what results from the co-individuation of psychic individuals who thus form collective individuals, social groups through which social systems metastabilize themselves, the same social system being common to numerous groups – hence, the fact that a language may be spoken differently by different groups. Metastabilization is a process of stabilization at the limit of instability, that is, the formation of a structure that is in movement but which maintains its form as it deforms – like a vortex or a tornado.
Processes of co-individuation are co-ordinated processes of psychic individuation (such as the socratic dialogues), these dialogical relations causing language to evolve – by giving, for example, a new definition to a word, and therefore a new use. This new feature – which is at first local, as for instance when two speakers agree on something, for instance Socrates and Meno – can then be disseminated through time and to other speakers along various vectors, such as through books, Plato’s academy, the trial of Socrates, and so on. This dissemination constitutes the process of transindividuation.
Now, it is possible to influence the transindividuation process in a rational ande systematic way via vectors such as these, which are always constituted on the basis of what we will call tertiary retentions – from writing to analog recordings of cultural industry and algorithms of platform capitalism and social networking : such are the objects of this course.
Seminar 1. Language and transindividuation in the age of platform capitalism. Saussure, Kaplan
Seminar 2. Around neuromarketing. Brain, writing and attention. Carr, Wolf, Ong,
Seminar 3. Biological memory and technical memory. About neurocience and an ‘anthropological rupture’. Canguilhem
Seminar 4. Instincts, drives, automatisms, addiction. Joseph LeDoux, Malabou, Freud, Vygotsky
Seminar 5. About education
Seminar 6. On automatisms, life, repetition and des-automatization, Sein und Zeit, Difference and repetition
Seminar 7. Hermeneutics, heuristics and paideia in the digital epistémè
Seminar 8. Conclusions
Texts we should read:
1.Ferdinand de Saussure, Cours de linguistique générale
2.Nicholas Carr, The Shallows. Is Internet making us stupid ?
3.Frederic Kaplan, On linguistic capitalism
4.Maryanne Wolf, Proust and the Squid
5.Georges Canguilhem, Le normal et le pathologique
6.Martin Heidegger, Sein und Zeit
7.Gilles Deleuze, Difference and repetition
8.Sigmund Freud, The Es and the Id
10.Joseph LeDoux, Synaptic Self
11.Lev Vygotsky, Thought and Language
Out initiator, Yuk Hui and Bernard Stiegler will participate in the Spring Advanced Class of School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art. They will conduct lectures and seminars throughout April. For more information, please refer to the information in Chinese: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Ailbr52NWV83rREnl0wdYw
Description of the courses (Chinese)
Our academic committee member Bernard Stigler will participate in the 90th anniversary of the founding of the China Academy of Art in April. He will participate in the forum “Crisis and Potential – Forum of Deans of the International Academy of Fine Arts”. For details, please refer to the official WeChat post (Chinese only) : http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/92MU-eez4X7FkKH1PVa90g
校庆期间，中国美术学院将主办「危机与潜能——国际美术学院院长论坛」，并邀请英国皇家艺术学院、美国罗德岛设计学院等60位来自世界17个国家的国际著名美术学院院长以及研究型大学艺术联盟( a2ru )、国际美术学院院长理事会（International Council of Fine Arts Deans） 、艺术与设计独立学院协会（AICAD）等3家国际艺术院校联盟主席前来参加。
论坛上午将分别由法国著名哲学家Bernard Stiegler、新加坡南洋理工大学国家研究中心主管Ute Meta Bauer、中国美术学院副院长高世名和著名建筑师Rem Koolhaas进行主旨演讲。下午分四组进行主题讨论，四个主题分别为：自动化社会的艺术与教育、艺术院校的实践与担当、人的危机与艺术教育的责任、潜能。
Our academic committee member, Mark Hansen will lead one unit of the masterclass of Central Academy of Fine art, Center for Art and Technology in Beijing this May. More details in Chinese can be found at the following and here: http://www.artda.cn/view.php?tid=10668&cid=73
本次媒体艺术大师班课程设置以周为单元，共八个单元，分为媒体艺术理论、 媒体艺术考古学（史）、 媒体艺术策展与批评以及媒体艺术工作室专题四大模块，结合讲座与研讨，技术与实践并进的有机关系，以强化、集中、高效的教学机制使学生得以在短时间、近距离内与艺术、科学及技术领域的最新研究成果和创作形态相熟悉，从而达到深化知识结构，拓展批评视野和发掘创作潜力的教学目的。
2018年5月7日 – 5月11日
美国杜克大学 马克·汉森（Mark Hansen）教授
马克· 汉森，美国杜克大学教授，他一直致力于在研究、写作和教学中将技术对人类能动性（human agency）和社会生活的影响理论化。其研究范围涉及各个学科，包括文学研究、电影和媒体、哲学（尤其是现象学）、科学研究和认知神经科学。他出版的著作包括《新媒体的新哲学》（ New Philosophy for New Media. MIT Press, 2004），《代码之身：数字媒体接口》（Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media，2006），《新媒体批评术语》（Critical Terms for Media Studies, 2010），《前馈：21世纪媒体的未来》（Feed Forward: On the Future of 21st Century Media, 2014)，《新目的论》（Neofinalism， 2016）等。
International Expert Workshop: An Encounter Between Don Ihde and Bernard Stiegler Philosophy of Technology at the Crossroads Again
International Workshop on philosophy of technology in honor of Don Ihde and Bernard Stiegler, Yuk Hui will give a talk “Erörterung, Ereignis and Cosmotechnics”
Nijmegen 11-12 January 2018
Organized by Pieter Lemmens (Radboud University) and Yoni Van Den Eede (Free University of Brussels)
Made possible by the the Faculty of Science, the Institute for Science in Society, the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, the International Office of Radboud University and the Centre for Ethics and Humanism, Free University of Brussels (VUB)
Venue: Villa Oud Heyendael, René Descartesdreef 21, 6525 GL Nijmegen (Campus RU) Time: 11 and 12 January 2018, 10.00h – 17.30h
9:30h – 10:00h: Welcome with coffee and tea
10:00h – 12:00h: Keynote session
10:00h – 10:45h Prof. Dr. Don Ihde: ‘From Heideggerian industrial gigantism to nanoscale technologies’
10:45h – 11:30h Prof. Dr. Bernard Stiegler: ‘L’Épreuve de vérité. Causes et quasi-causes dans l’Entropocène’
11:30h – 12:00h Plenary discussion
12:00h – 13:00h: Lunch
13:00h – 15:00h: Thursday Session I
13:00h – 13:30h Prof. Dr. Peter-Paul Verbeek’: ‘Technological mediation and critical theory: on the factual, the actual, and the possibilities of philosophical engagement’
13:30h – 14:00h Dr. Pieter Lemmens: ‘Technology with a capital ‘T’ and the transcendental against the backdrop of the Anthropocene. A confrontation between postphenomenology and pharmaco-organology’
14:00h – 15:00h Plenary discussion
15:00h – 15.30h: Break
15:30h – 17:30h: Thursday Session II
15:30h – 16:00h Prof. Dr. Hub Zwart: ‘Extimate technologies and the conflict of the faculties during the noocene’
16:00h – 16:30h Dr. Yuk Hui: ‘Erörterung, Ereignis and Cosmotechnics’
16:30h – 17:30h Plenary discussion and closure
9:30h – 10:00h: Welcome with coffee and tea 10:00h – 12:00h: Friday session I
10:00h – 10:30h Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh: ‘Earth, technology, language: A contribution to holistic and transcendental revisions after the artefactual turn’
10:30h – 11:00h Dr. Yoni van den Eede: ‘Between a rock and a hard place: navigating the interval of “t”echnology and “T”echnology’
11:00h – 12:00h Plenary discussion
12:00h – 13:00h: Lunch
13:00h – 15:00h: Friday Session II
13:00h – 13:30h Dr. Galit Wellner: ‘Post-imagination in Ihde’s and Stiegler’s philosophies’
13:30h – 14:00h Prof. Dr. Robert C. Scharff: ‘Listening to Ihde and Stiegler: with what ear?’
14:00h – 15:00h Plenary discussion
15:00h – 15.30h: Break
15:30h – 17:30h: Friday Session III
15:30h – 16:00h Dr. Helena de Preester: ‘Is the Anthropocene post-post-historical?’
16:00h – 16:30h Dr. Dominic Smith: ‘Mapping Crossed Roads: Three Key Problems for Philosophy of Technology Today’
16:30h – 17:30h Plenary discussion and closure
Time: 4th Feb, 4:30-6pm.
Venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
More information of Transmediale 2018 can be found at here.
Yuk Hui will present his talk “On Posthuman as Pharmakon-A Dialogue with Günther Anders and Gilbert Simondon” in SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, Korea on 30th October. Please find the following for more information (in Korean):
*어머 이건 꼭 가야해 2탄*
문화연구와 디지털기술철학, 포스트휴먼의 가교를 잇는 연구자 Yuk Hui 초청강연
“인간은 언제나 인공물과 자연물로 둘러싸인 혼성의 환경에서 살아왔습니다. 인공과 자연은 두 개의 별개의 영역이 아니며 인공물은 단순히 자연물을 정복하는 도구가 아닙니다. 오히려 인공물은 인간의 경험과 존재를 조건 짓는 역동적인 시스템을 구성하고 있습니다. 인공이 훨씬 더 구체화되고 끊임없이 발전하고 있다는 바로 그 이유로, 단일의 역사적 조건에 대한 지속적인 반영이 필요합니다. 우리가 살고 있는 환경 또한 바뀌고 있습니다. 비디오테입은 유투브가, 식사 초대장은, 전화와 이메일, 또는 페이스북 초대장으로 바뀌었죠. 이러한 ‘대상들’은 기본적으로 공유하기 쉽고 제어도 쉬운 데이터들입니다. 이 데이터들은 ‘설정’을 통해 보이거나 안보이게 만들 수 있는 것들이죠. 이 책은 이러한 ‘디지털 대상들’에 대한 조사를 수행하고자 합니다.”
*Yuk Hui,『디지털 대상들의 존재에 대해 On the Existence of Digital Objects』(2016) 서문의 일부를 번역한 것임.*
안녕하세요! 성균관대학교 비교문화 연계전공·협동과정입니다. 위 책의 저자인 Hui Yuk을 성균관대학교로 초청해 강연을 열게 되었습니다.
Yuk Hui(許煜) (독일 Leuphana University 연구원)은 홍콩 대학교와 골드스미스 대학교에서 기술 철학에 초점을 맞추어 컴퓨터 공학, 문화 이론 및 철학을 전공했습니다. 현재 ICAM Leuphana University Lüneburg의 “참여의 테크노 생태학”프로젝트의 연구원이며, 철학 연구소 (IPK)에서 강의하고 있습니다. 『디지털 대상들의 존재에 대해 On the Existence of Digital Objects』(2016)『중국에서의 기술에 관한 질문The Question Concerning Technology in China』(2016) 등의 저작이 있으며 슈팅글러(Bernard Stiegler)가 서문을 작성한 바 있습니다.
주제: “On Posthuman as Pharmakon-A Dialogue with Günther Anders and Gilbert Simondon” (파르마콘으로서의 포스트휴먼: 기술 철학자들과의 대화(하이데거, 안데르스, 시몽동을 중심으로)
일시: 10/30(월) 오후 4시30분 부터
장소: 수선관 61907
관심있으신 분들은 누구나 참석하실 수 있습니다! 많은 참여 바랍니다. 학부생 환영입니다^^ 소정의 기념품도 드려요(소근소근)
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Yuk Hui will speak at the event “The Ethics of Coding and the Human Algorithmic Condition” at Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. More information can be found at here.
Men are conditioned beings because everything they come into contact with turns immediately into a condition of their existence. – Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition (1958)
In this discursive event, writer and researcher Yuk Hui and philosopher Peg Birmingham explore the intersections between the practice of ethics and the technology of algorithms. The ‘algorithmic condition’ marks a contemporary moment when the global economy and governmental control function through an algorithmic networked environment.
Coding and the production of algorithms have become a part of new artistic practices and social inventions, including art hacktivism, generative artworks, legal alibis, self-help bots and even cybernetic companions. Researchers, philosophers and artists venturing into the world of coding and algorithmic programming will quickly run in to the potential violence of these methods, ranging from racial profiling and online abuse to social exclusion and algorithmic warfare.
Revisiting Jean-François Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition (1979) and Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition (1958) and questioning the relevance of their philosophical theories for the contemporary moment, Peg Birmingham and Yuk Hui will touch on notions of ethics, the inhuman, citizenship and rights.
Addressing the extent to which the coding of the social, ethical, and pedagogic is always already invested in the maintenance of power relations that control the economic conditions for knowledge, the speakers question how a shared and common responsibility can be generated through the actions of a community in the digital age.
Peg Birmingham is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, Chicago, editor of Philosophy Today, author of Hannah Arendt and Human Rights (2006), and currently completing a manuscript titled Deception, Violence, and Law: Renewing the Political.
She is the co-editor (with Anna Yeatman) of Aporia of Rights: Explorations in Citizenship in the Era of Human Rights (Bloomsbury, 2014), and co-editor (with Philippe van Haute) of Dissensus Communis: Between Ethics and Politics (Koros 1995).She has published in journals such as Research In Phenomenology, Hypatia, The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Law, Culture, and the Humanities, and New Centurion Review on topics that include radical evil, human rights, violence, deception, and the temporality of the political.
Yuk Hui studied computer engineering, cultural theory and philosophy at the University of Hong Kong and Goldsmiths College in London, with a focus on the philosophy of technology. He is currently a researcher at the ICAM of Leuphana University Lüneburg where he also teaches at the Institute of Philosophy. He has published on philosophy and technology in periodicals such as Metaphilosophy, Research in Phenomenology, Angelaki, Parrhesia, Cahiers Simondon, Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie, Implications Philosophiques and Intellectica.
He is the author of On the Existence of Digital Objects and The Question Concerning Technology in China: An Essay in Cosmotechnics (both 2016), and co-editor of 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (2015) which explored the legacy of Lyotard’s exhibition Les Immatériaux.
Panel discussion moderated by Felicity Colman, Professor of Film & Media Arts, Kingston University.
Audience members are encouraged to visit Seth Price’s exhibition across the ICA’s gallery spaces, and in particular his most recent video, presented in the ICA Cinemas. Social Synth is an abstraction enabled by technological development: a computer-controlled robot camera was employed to gather thousands of close-up images of the skin of a squid, which were then stitched together algorithmically and imported into a 3D cinema programme to add motion and light effects.
This event is part of the Ethics of Coding and the Human Algorithmic Condition research project led by Kingston University. The interdisciplinary think tank is working toward a report for the EU Commission asking how knowledge and ethics can be defined in societies that are governed by algorithmic systems and objects. The project is funded by the European Commission: H2020 – EU.2.1.1. – Industrial Leadership – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Information and Communication Technologies, project number 732407.
Yuk Hui will give his talks in Colorado School of Mines on 21 and 23 October. He will talk and discuss about his two major publications (On the Existence of Digital Objects and The Question Concerning Technology in China) in the first event. In the second event, he will give his talk “Technical Knowledge in the Epoch of Digital Automation”.
Hennebach Saturday Seminars: Digital Objects and Technology in China
October 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fish Bowl Room 266B, Arthur Lakes Library
In each seminar, Yuk Hui will begin with a brief indication of the argument of his books and then we will open to discussion. Anyone who would like a PDF of the introduction to either book, please email Carl Mitcham at firstname.lastname@example.org. A short interview introducing Yuk Hui is available in a recent issue of the Hong Kong Review of Books.
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Discussion of On the Existence of Digital Objects (2016)
2-4:30 p.m.: Discussion of The Question Concerning Technology in China (2016)
Dr. Yuk Hui, who holds degrees in computer science and in philosophy, is currently a research associate in the project on Techno-ecologies of Participation at Leuphana University, Germany, and visiting professor at the China National Academy of Art, Hangzhou. He works closely with Bernard Stiegler, and publishes regularly on philosophy of technology and media. He comes to CSM after giving invited lectures at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz.
Hennebach Lecture: Technical Knowledge in the Epoch of Digital Automation
October 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Boettcher Room 219
What constitutes “technological knowledge” in the epoch of industrial automation?In his talk, Yuk Hui questions technological knowledge and the understanding of machines as a form of fixed capital. Instead, as machines move away from factories and into smart phones, smart homes, smart cities, the environmentalization of fixed capital today characterizes new forms of governmentality and capital, as well as new relations between human and machine. In a talk that explores this new understanding of the machine, Hui uses the idea of “transindividuality” to understand human-machine relations.
Dr. Yuk Hui, who holds degrees in computer science and in philosophy, is currently a research associate in the project on “Techno-ecologies of Participation” at Leuphana University, Germany, and visiting professor at the China National Academy of Art, Hangzhou. He works closely with Bernard Stiegler, and publishes regularly on philosophy of technology and media. He comes to CSM after giving invited lectures at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. He is the author of On the Existence of Digital Objects (2016) and The Question Concerning Technology in China: An Essay in Cosmotechnics (2016) and co-editor of 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (2015). He publishes regularly on philosophy of technology and media.