Studio Class – Politics of Machines

Studio Class – Politics of Machines

In this studio class we will discuss ethical, social and political implications of technology with a focus on ‘automation’ versus ‘autonomy’. We will practice and formulate critical perspectives on the politics of machines, discovering phenomena on the topic and shadowing the material regimes of power that we ourselves live within – hindering and compromising our own personal devices and thus our own conducts, in order to uncover latent power structures embedded in everyday life. Furthermore, drawing on the approaches of research-through-design and critical making, we will prototype possibilities and provocations, integrating critical thinking with critical fabrication. The outcomes of the class will be displayed in the context of the Politics of the Machines conference (POM BLN) that is planned to take place in November 2020.

The introduction to this course will take place on 28.04.2020 at 10:00 via video-conference. Please register beforehand to: 
michelle.christensen(at)tu-berlin.de und florian.conradi(at)tu-berlin.de


Teachers:
Prof. Dr. Michelle Christensen & Prof. Dr. Florian Conradi

Technische Universität Berlin
Faculty I - Humanities and Educational Sciences
Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature

Format:
Seminar, Freie Wahl

Language:
Englisch

SWS:
4 SWS

Dates:
Tuesdays 10:00 – 13:30

Participants:
Max. 15 participants

Register:
Please register via mail to:
michelle.christensen@tu-berlin.de and florian.conradi@tu-berlin.de

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