My new monograph Digital Hermeneutics: Philosophical Investigations in New Media and Technologies will be out in September/October 2019. It will be released by Routledge in the Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy series:
The Verfassungsblog has released an article of mine about the Social Credit System in China. The article is part of a wider debate launched by Wessel Reijers and Jens van’t Klooster:
In May 2019 I will be in the US for two conferences. I will present a paper with Dario Rodighiero (MIT/EPFL) on “Digital Habitus ; or Personalization without Individuation” within the 10th MiT (Media in Transition) conference at the MIT on “Democracy and Digital Media” (May 17-18); I will move then to the Texas A&M University for a presentation with Benjamin Bourcier (UCLille) on “Bourdieu and Postphenomenology” at the SPT2019, the conference of the Society for Philosophy of Technology (May 20-22).
It’s official! The UCLille will host SPT 2021, the conference of the Society for Philosophy of Technology in 2021.
More information soon
The French embassy in Berlin has just funded my proposal of organizing an international conference at the Technological University of Dresden next spring. The funding is part of the PROSCOPE structurant program, and the event will be co-organized with Federica Buongiorno, Habilitationkandidatin at the Institute of Philosophy of the UT Dresden.
Moreover, together with François-David Sebbah and Marta Severo (université Paris Nanterre) I have obtained a 16,500 euros funding for the research project “Les imaginaires technologiques du soi, du monde et d’atrui”. The project is funded by the New Graduate School ArTeC (University of Paris VIII Saint-Denis and University of Paris X Nanterre), and will be carried out between February and January 2019. Several activities are programmed, such as a seminar and an international conference, and a position for six months research internships will be opened.
More information on both projects soon!
The pre-peer reviewed version of the article I wrote with Dario Rodighiero on “The Hermeneutic Circle of Data Visualization” is available at https://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/263624. The article will appear in the issue 24/2 of Techné: Research in Philosophy of Technology
Next Thursday, January 24, 2019, a conference will take place at the UCLille on Imagination, Imaginary, and Images of (big) data. The conference is organized by me and Luca Possati (University of Porto). Among the participants: Bruno Bachimont (Sorbonne université), Jean-Michel Salanskis (Paris Nanterre), Pierre Cassou-Nogues (Paris 8), Sylvie Merviel (université polytechnique Hauts-de-France), Dario Rodighiero (MIT), Eglantine Schmitt (UTC Compiègne), Innocenzo Sergio Genovesi (univesitaet Bonn), Luca Possati (universidade do Porto)
Together with Dario Rodighiero (MIT) I have organized a two-day workshop (21-22 January) on data visualization with the MA students of the Pôle 3D, a 3D design art school part of the UCLille. The students will three-dimensionalize classic visualizations (Snow, Minard, Neurath, Lombardi et Playfair). The results will be soon available at https://medium.com/p%C3%B4le-3d-lille-atelier-visualisation-des-donn%C3%A9es
On December 13, I will be a member of a thesis committee at the University of Evora (Portugal).
Angelo Milhano will defend his thesis on “Philosophy of Technology as Hermeneutics. From Freud to Heidegger and Marcuse” (A filosofia da técnica como hermêneutica. De Freud a Heidegger and Marcuse) :
A workshop with Mark Coeckelbergh organized by me and the other members of the research chair “Ethics, Technology, and Transhumanism” will take place this Wednesday at the université catholique de Lille from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mark Coeckelbergh will also deliver a public lecture between 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.
- 8.45am-9am Welcoming
- 9am-9.15am Introduction Alberto Romele, David Doat, and Benjamin Bourcier (Université Catholique de Lille)
- 9.15am-10am Charles Cocault (ENS Paris): “About the possibility of moral robots”
- 10am-10.45am Richard Lewis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): “Human Being@Risk :Towards a Normative Postphenomenology”
- 10.45am-11am Coffee-break
- 11am-11.45am Alberto Romele : “Language and technology”
- 11.45am-1pm Lunch
- 1pm-2.30pm Public Lecture by Mark Coeckelbergh: “Digital Technology and Romanticism”
- 3 pm-3.45pm Apolline Taillandier (Sciences Po Paris): “Varities of material romanticism”
- 3.45pm-4pm Coffee-break
- 4pm-4.45pm Fabrizio DeFilippi (University of Turin/EUR ArTeC): “Dialectic of romanticism or dialectic of capitalism?”
- 4.45pm.-5.30pm Jacques Printz (Université catholique de Lille): “From Machines to Systems”
- 5.30pm-5.45pm Closing remarks Alberto Romele, David Doat, and Benjamin Bourcier