Plats: MIT-huset, MC 413
Don Ihde, Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, USA: Imaging Technologies: Plato Upside Down
Abstract: The seminar will develop a brief historical view of
imaging with a particular concern for the production of knowledge. By taking
examples from a narrow set of disciplines, I will develop a frame for
interpretation of different styles of imaging. Then, turning to late 20th
century to 21st century imaging, I hope to show that we are on the verge of
a radically new level of imaging.
All developments will be illustrated with transparencies.
Suggested related background readings include, Peter Galison, Image and Logic, Don Ihde, Expanding Hermeneutics: Visualism in Science and Bodies in Technology, Jones and Galison, Picturing Science, Producing Art.
Don Ihde is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York. He is well known for his work on the philosophy of technology, and is author of many books, including:
TECHNOLOGY AND THE LIFEWORLD: FROM GARDEN TO EARTH (Indiana University Press, 1900)
INSTRUMENTAL REALISM: THE INTERFACE BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (Indiana University Press, l991)
PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION (Paragon House, 1993)
POSTPHENOMENOLOGY: ESSAYS IN THE POSTMODERN CONTEXT (Northwestern University Press, 1993)
EXPANDING HERMENEUTICS: VISUALISM IN SCIENCE (Northwestern University Press, 1998) Large portions translated into Hungarian. Hermeneutika Es a Termeszettudomanyok, 2001
BODIES IN TECHNOLOGY, Electronic Mediations Series (University of Minnesota Press, 2002)
CHASING TECHNOSCIENCE: MATRIX OF MATERIALITY, edited volume with Evan Selinger, (Indiana University Press, 2003)