Topic: The winter school takes place among the celebrations of the Vilém Flusser centennial, to honor the significance of Vilém Flusser’s work for the development of media philosophy and media cultural history. His reflections on the future of digital culture were prophetic and far ahead of their time. On the occasion of his 100th birthday year we will be examining the relevance of Flusser’s thought for our understanding of digital culture.
Participants will explore and discuss Flusser’s technophilosophical experiments, his collaborations with artists and scientists and ideas for how technological apparatus can be instruments for philosophy and not only subjects of philosophy. Additionally we will raise questions such as: how can his positions be critically honored today? Which premises shaped his thought? Which media can best support critical thought today?
Educational goals: The participants will learn the essential features of Vilém Flusser’s work in philosophy and media studies. They will become familiarized with the procedures and current problems of German media theory and media philosophy, particularly with regard to digital culture. The participants will conclude the winter school by presenting their own projects on the topic of the summer school combining theory and artistic practice.
Time frame: 5 joint ZOOM sessions with instructors Ulrich Richtmeyer (FH Potsdam), Katerina Krtilová (ZhdK Zürich) and Baruch Gottlieb (UdK Berlin). Fridays 23.10, 6.11, 20.11, 4.12, 18.12.2020 each time from 1400-1800 Central European Time.
The course is Free, Register here https://forms.gle/6n9ygbJzBEnh6DvA6
This free course is supported by the DAAD and West Den Haag