Mimesis and Composition: Anthropological Perspectives on Technology and Art
This is a first announcement of the Second Padova Summer School for
Philosophy and Cultural Studies of Technology.
The making of a humanly built world involves many ways of weaving and
drawing things together, of joining and splitting, molding and fitting.
These, broadly speaking, mimetic and compositional procedures serve not
only the creation of artefacts but define relations to people and
things, form social bonds. Through them, we have been making and
remaking ourselves – inviting perspectives from archaeology, cultural
and cognitive anthropology, history and philosophy of technology, art
theory, media studies, and STS.
Featured guest speakers: Tim Ingold (anthropology, Aberdeen) and Maria
Muhle (philosophy, aesthetic theory, Munich) – The core faculty
includes: Natascha Adamowsky (Cultural and Media Studies, Siegen),
Jacopo Bonetto (Archaeology, Padova), Marcello Ghilardi (Archaeology,
Padova), Fabio Grigenti (Philosophy, Padova), Kevin Liggieri (Philosophy
and History of Technology, Darmstadt), Alfred Nordmann (Philosophy,
Darmstadt), Oliver Schlaudt (philosophy, Heidelberg, and cognitive
archaeology, Tübingen), and Astrid Schwarz (Philosophy and Technoscience
The Summer School is open to advanced MA students, PhD candidates and
postdocs who can send expressions of interest and a short CV – there are no costs for participation in the summer school, also accommodation and most meals will be covered. A more detailed call for participation will be published within the next 2 months.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.