Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2012

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Wednesday 1st February, 2012

6:00pm to 6:00pm (CET)

This lecture presents a philosophy of technology. It draws on what we have learnt in the last 30 years as we abandoned old Heideggerian and positivist notions and faced the real world of technology. It turns out that most of our common sense ideas about technology are wrong. This is why I have put my ten propositions in the form of paradoxes, although I use the word loosely here to refer to the counter-intuitive nature of much of what we know about technology. The story is one of reconciling the incompatibilities between whole and part, lay and expert, means and ends, authority and democracy, reason and experience.

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Transmediale 2k + 12

Germany Germany, Berlin

31st January to 5th February 2012

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Time 6:00pm6:00pm CET

Date Wed 1st February 2012

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