About three years ago, I wrote this post. It still seems relevant and urgent matter. Stephan Hawking and Donna Haraway are two scientists who have outspoken ideas about what the merge of technology and humans actually means to us. Hawking, who has recently joined a Cambridge University think tank that deals with issues of possible take-overs of the human species by apparatus (computers) with sufficient … Continue reading About technology and the human species or, are we afraid of the Future? Hawking versus Haraway?
This is, more or less, what I focus on currently. It is a golden list that will change every now and then. Maybe someone has a suggestion to add to the list. Books Walter Benjamin,Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit (1936/39) Sigmund Freud,Das Unbehagen in der Kultur (1929) (Civilisation And It’s Discontents) Cathy O’Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction Philip Mirowski, Machine Dreams. Economics becomes a … Continue reading A preliminairy Golden List
In 2009 Boom Publishers published the long-waited-for Dutch translation of Peter Sloterdijk’s Sphären lll. Schäume – Plurale Sphärologie. I was anxious to read it. Spheres lll, as I would call the book in English is the third book of the ‘Foam trilogy,’ Sloterdijk’s opus magnum and treat to our understanding of humanity, communities and ‘being there.’ For me, Sloterdijk’s writings have become an object to … Continue reading Notes on Sloterdijk’s Philosophy of Plural Spherology in the Context of Technological Politics Studies (a revised earlier post).
I decided to set up a new blog. Quite old fashioned in its media specs but I like it that way. So from now on, I will publish stuff that I think and write en stuff from others. Stuff that interests me. Obviously, the main theme of this blog deals with the impact that new media technologies have on society. Over the last couple of … Continue reading Hello!