NMDS

5332

Thinking Technology

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Thinking Technology

Spring 2019

Taught By: Eugene Thacker

Section: A

CRN: 5634

Credits: 3

This seminar will examine the world from the perspective of technology itself. We will take a look at contemporary expressions of techno-fetishism and techno-nihilism, and at the same time think through the place of technology in critical theory and philosophy, from classic texts in the history of philosophy to recent theoretical discussions of posthumanism, the anthropocene, nihilism & technics, biopolitics, affect, new materialisms, and accelerationism. The title of the course -- “Thinking Technology” -- thus contains a dual inflection: who or what is doing the thinking, when it comes to technology -- our tools or ourselves?

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:56pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 913

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019