Category Archives: philosophie

Human Enhancement – The Role of Art and Design

Already mentioned before, but in context of certain art and design positions in terms of human enhancement technologies we would like to draw attention again to some of the RCA (Royal College of Art, London) projects in this field: The Methods Network was … Continue reading

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Book (german): Entwerfen – Wissen – Produzieren

[Claudia Mareis, Gesche Joost, Kora Kimpel (Hg.) Entwerfen - Wissen - Produzieren. Designforschung im Anwendungskontext; Language: German; Nov 2010, 302 S., Transcript; ISBN 978-3-8376-1463-3] ”Knowledge” and “Research” have become key terms for design. The reciprocal relationship between design practice and … Continue reading

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Zwischen Mensch und Maschine – Vom Glück und Unglück des Homo Faber

„Technisierungsprozesse sind dann problematisch …, wenn sie die Offenheit des Menschen nicht mehr befördern, sondern unterlaufen. Dies ist etwa dann der Fall, wenn die neurotechnologische Option als einzige Selbstentfaltungsmöglichkeit gesehen wird.“ Mit dem Buch “Zwischen Mensch und Maschine…” beschert des Philosophen … Continue reading

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Tom Shakespeare speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 2nd of august)

This august is full of interesting guest speakers. Before Graham Pullin (august 9) and Tuuli Mattelmäki (august 23) come to talk at T-Labs’ Research Colloquium, we are happy to have Tom Shakespeare speaking on “What do we need to know … Continue reading

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‘Speech Is Blind’ – Jacques Derrida On ‘Echo And Narcissus’

In this video document, Derrida discusses the Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus, linking ideas such as Echo’s repeating of Narcissus’ last words (in whatever he spoke), to the non-transparency, the ‘blindness’ that he feels characterizes all speech … however, … Continue reading

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Derrida: Memories of the Blind.

»Ich schreibe, ohne es zu sehen. Ich bin gekommen. Ich wollte Ihnen die Hand küssen. Es ist das erste Mal, das ich im Dunkeln schreibe, ohne zu wissen, ob ich Buchsta­ben bilde. Überall, wo nichts auf dem Blatt stehet, sollen … Continue reading

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