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"Technisierung und Gesellschaft"

Final conference of the post-graduate school
"Technisierung und Gesellschaft"
Technological and Aesthetic (Trans)Formations of Society
For the past nine years, the interdisciplinary graduate college "Technisierung und Gesellschaft" considered the technological (trans)formation of society. As the last cohort of doctoral students concludes its studies, the final conference widens the perspective and brings past researches to bear on the interplay of technological and aesthetic dimensions of formative processes in contemporary societies.
By foregrounding process, the conference goes beyond the iconic turn in science and technology studies. Rather than focus on images, it will explore the work that goes into producing self and society in the image of technology. This work involves constructions of time and space, it negotiates forces of globalization and localization, it construes self and nature as subject and object of technological shaping. This work also produces tensions between and among aesthetic and technological ideals.

Veranstalter: Technical University, Darmstadt

12. - 14. Oktober 2005 in der Technischen Universität Darmstadt