Philosophy, Technology, Design

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Philosophy, Technology, Design

Spring 2019

Taught By: Joseph Lemelin

Section: A

CRN: 5937

Credits: 3

This course tracks the emergence in philosophy and theory of different conceptions of the way that artifacts mediate human experience. The aim is to offer participants a foundation for further research in design theory and philosophy. Through close readings and seminar discussions, we will address such questions as: Do artifacts have a world? What does it mean to say that objects have ‘agency’? How might emerging technologies lead us to question the boundary between the natural and the artificial? Readings will be drawn from figures such as Martin Heidegger, Donna Haraway, and Bruno Latour.

Open to: All University graduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 3:55pm 7/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 3:50pm - 6:30pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 302

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