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Technologies of control & desire Technologies of control & desire Presentation Transcript

  • Technologies of control & desire Mathias Klang @klangable
  • Can you make an ethical choice?
  • Which choices don’t need to be ethical?
  • Ethical zones Ethical choices Effects on others Effects on other sentient beings Effects on non-feeling beings, ecosystems & culture etc
  • The non-choice choice: ethics without thought? Why did you drink coffee this morning?
  • Which reasoning makes a choice ethical? The unreasoned choice
  • Aristotle’s Golden mean Ethics: a very very short version ethnocentrism Cultural relativism Culture Nurture Nature Choice? Human Nature Good Evil absolutism Ethical relativism Social construct Social Contract Rousseau Hobbes Utilitarianism Mill - Good Teleological ethics Bentham - Happiness Rule ethics Kant Duties – not impulses Categorical imperative Rawls Rule creation Veil of ignorance Habermas Discourse ethics Virtue ethics
  • Where technology?
  • Technology: techne (art) & logos (discourse) • T as object – Tools, instruments, machines… • T as knowledge – How to make and use the objects • T as activity – Methods, routines & skills • T as sociotechnical system – Design, development & control
  • In America I had arranged with a gramophone firm to make some of my music. This suggested the idea that I should compose something whose length should be determined by the capacity of the record. Igor Stravinsky (1925)
  • Technological determinism
  • determinism Nothing to be done.
  • Technological determinism: society's technology drives the development of its social structure and cultural values
  • We role the dice Hard vs soft determinists
  • L. Winner: do artifacts have politics?
  • Who creates what controls us?
  • Techno-Love
  • Euphoric optimism
  • Techno-Fear
  • …you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality. Plato – The Phaedrus (ca 370 bc)
  • “The word written on parchment will last a thousand years. The printed word is on paper. How long will it last? The most you can expect a book of paper to survive is two hundred years.” Johannes Trithemius (1494) In Praise of Scribes
  • Rail travel at high speeds is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia. Dionysius Lardner (1830) The Steam Engine Explained
  • No one will pay good money to get from Berlin to Potsdam in one hour when he can ride his horse there in one day for free. William I of Prussia (1864), on the invention of trains
  • Newspapers & Telegraph create nervous disorders by exposing people to "the sorrows of individuals everywhere” George M Beard (1881)
  • These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country. When I was a boy...in front of every house in the summer evenings, you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left. The vocal cord will be eliminated by a process of evolution, as was the tail of man when he came from the ape. John Philip Sousa (1854 – 1932)
  • Today’s discussion
  • Google 1999 Blogger 1999
  • Orwell v. Huxley
  • Destroying Culture & Knowledge
  • Censorship v. Information overload
  • Captives v. Trivial
  • Fear & Pain v. Entertainment & Stimuli
  • Check out Evgeny Morosov! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk8x3V-sUgU
  • Optimism!
  • Mathias Klang mklang@sju.edu or @klangable www.klangable.com Image & licensing info in the notes section of slides. Images at www.flickr.com (or specifically stated). This ppt licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA Download presentation www.slideshare.net/klang