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Workshop Cologne/Lisbon Philosophy of Technology LAB#01 Technologies of Alterity_ On digital alterity, "digital humans 2.0", human artifacts and technological interfaces_ virtual doubles and artificial agents: social change and transformation of human experience in techno-digital culture.
In this workshop series the „Philosophy of Human Technology LAB“ and its project HUM+DRAMATECH at the Center of Philosophy of Science at the University of Lisbon (CFCUL) and the Research Labs „Transformation of Life“ and „Transformation of Knowledge“ at the University of Cologne collaborate to address challenges and prospects of contemporary technologies from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The perception, acceptance and exchange with others but as well the experience of alterity is one of the central features of human life. Waldenfels (2015) notices that the latin „alteritas“ stands for a having in common „differences“ and a specific singularity, that adapts to ideas of human kind in which strangeness or alterity of the other can have multiple traces, modes and forms of expression. It might spring from a desire not to negate subjective needs and individual interests, but to go beyond them as in the experience of alterity, the other cannot be equaled to me and joint in a simples „we“ of a common identity. How do concepts of alterity change in digital culture? Is there a specific digital alterity?
In the last decades new technologies „created“ Social and Cultural Change, Technologies of Alterity, Social Interaction by virtual others in which even a user of technology can be conceived of as a virtual other to oneself. This development can be interpreted as a decline of human interaction resulting in a dystopian future, inside mechanistic life to non-life reductionism, or vitalistic non-life to life reductionism, as well as exemplified in techno-scientific „posthuman“ rat race, where smart machines would sucessively dominate all aspects of human life and compete with AI machines in multiple forms.
But new technologies do have also positive effects: They render new ways of embodiment and phenomenal experience as well as forms of therapy and sociality possible.
But not only digital others and digital alterity are developed, also materially staged slaves – robots- are consistently gaining more relevance in our growingly automated work life and also in probings of social and intimate life-forms, that might become more robot- or AI-assisted.
What kind of technologies of alterity are given for example in entities of direct comunication via direct brain-to-brain interfaces where “I” becomes “we”?
How do we treat and relate to these technological others?
What ludification strategies between me and the other can be found in a digital culture of human technology?
How do humans resonate in social interaction with technological and digital others?
What is their ontological, technical, political, epistemological and ethical status as „others“?
What forms and modes of experience and existance do they alter or transform?
How is sociality given or transformed in encounters with technological others?
How do they alter our view of human kind, privacy, agency, human rights and social relations?
Are digital objects „others“ in a strong sense in a techno-human condition(Hörl; critically Mersch)? How do we govern ourselves in a future, where technical and digital objects might become equal partners, or transform into our doubles, augmented realities, or even substitutes?
What kind of technological means and what kind of attachments with artifical agents, virtual doubles and extensions as well as digital doubles and their parallel hyletic detachments are at stake?
How do technical others and digitally altered experience with technical objects (Simondon) or machinic agents (Deleuze/Guattari) influence agency, autonomy, subjectivation or socialization?
Can they foster growing independence in the transition from a gesture based handled tool (controlled and governed/steered from outside) to a operated machine (autonomous self-controlled and self-governed)?
Organized by Alexander Gerner [CFCUL, PhilHumTech], Thiemo Breyer [University of Cologne; a.r.t.e.s], Johannes Schick [University of Cologne; a.r.t.e.s]
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Human Enhancement and Evolution – Scientific, Technological, Policy & ELS Considerations, organized by the Philosophy of Human Technology Strategic Research Line of the CFCUL. Lisbon, 13th-14th December 2017.