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Introduction to a Future Way of Thought: On Marx and Heidegger

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ISBN: 9783957960054 9783957960061 Year: DOI: 10.14619/009 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Philosophy
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“Technologists only change the world in various ways in generalized indifference; the point is to think the world and interpret the changes in its unfathomability, to perceive and experience the difference binding being to the nothing.” Anticipating the age of planetary technology Kostas Axelos, a Greek-French philosopher, approaches the technological question in this book, first published in 1966, by connecting the thought of Karl Marx and Martin Heidegger. Marx famously declared that philosophers had only interpreted the world, but the point was to change it. Heidegger on his part stressed that our modern malaise was due to the forgetting of being, for which he thought technological questions were central. Following from his study of Marx as a thinker of technology, and foreseeing debates about globalization, Axelos recognizes that technology now determines the world. Providing an introduction to some of his major themes, including the play of the world, Axelos asks if planetary technology requires a new, a future way of thought which in itself is planetary.

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Library Life: Werkstätten kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschens

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ISBN: 9783957960252 9783957960269 Year: Pages: 305 DOI: 10.14619/006 Language: German
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Wie und wo entsteht kulturwissenschaftliches Wissen? Im Kopf? In der Bibliothek? Am Schreibtisch? Inspiriert von den Laborstudien der Science & Technology Studies ging das Autor*innen-Kollektiv des vorliegenden Buchs diesen Fragen nach. Aufgesucht wurden die persönlichen Schreiborte von Kulturwissenschaftler*innen verschiedener Disziplinen. In ihren Beiträgen eröffnen die Autor*innen vielfältige Perspektiven auf bislang kaum erforschte Praktiken kulturwissenschaftlicher Wissensproduktion. Hierdurch wird ein komplexes Zusammenspiel technisch-materieller, praktischer, medialer, sozialer, institutioneller, ökonomischer, politischer und ideeller Dimensionen in den Werkstätten kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschens freigelegt. Die Ergebnisse der interdisziplinär angelegten und kollaborativ erarbeiteten Studien liefern überraschende Einsichten und eröffnen weiterführende Forschungsfragen: ein Plädoyer für eine reflexive, kollaborativ-interdisziplinäre Wissenschaftspraxis.

Constructing a Global Technology Assessment : Insights from Australia, China, Europe, Germany, India and Russia

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ISBN: 9783731508311 Year: Pages: III, 235 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000085280 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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Worldwide simultaneous effects of technologies, international challenges such as climate change as well as shifting relationships between science and society call for approaches that can address these issues on a global level. This book examines the potential of Technology Assessment (TA), as an until now mainly national and Western concept, to take on this global level and provide answers to these pressing questions.

Politik der Mikroentscheidungen: Edward Snowden, Netzneutralität und die Architekturen des Internets

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Book Series: Digital Cultures ISBN: 9783957960351 9783957960368 Year: DOI: 10.14619/004 Language: German
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Media and communication
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Ob beim Aufrufen einer Webseite, beim Versenden einer E-Mail oder beim Hochfrequenzhandel an der Börse: Auf ihrem Weg durch die Weiten digitaler Netze durchqueren Bits zahlreiche Knoten, an denen eine Reihe von Mikroentscheidungen getroffen werden. Diese Entscheidungen betreffen den besten Pfad zum Ziel, die Verarbeitungsgeschwindigkeit oder die Priorität zwischen den ankommenden Paketen. In ihrer vielschichtigen Gestalt bilden solche Mikroentscheidungen eine bislang nur marginal beachtete Dimension von Kontrolle und Überwachung im 21. Jahrhundert. Sie sind sowohl die kleinste Einheit als auch die technische Voraussetzung einer gegenwärtigen Politik digitaler Netzwerke – und des Widerstands gegen sie. Die aktuellen Debatten um Netzneutralität und Edward Snowdens Enthüllung der NSA-Überwachung bilden dabei lediglich die Spitze des Eisbergs. Auf dem Spiel steht nicht weniger als die Zukunft des Internets, wie wir es kennen.

Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies

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Book Series: Technographies ISBN: 9781785420061 9781785420184 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_618513 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies is a collection of thirteen essays by leading scholars which explores the mutual determination of forms of writing and forms of technology in modern literature. The essays unfold from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives the proposition that literature is not less but more mechanical than other forms of writing: a transfigurative ideal machine. The collection breaks new ground archaeologically, unearthing representations in literature and film of a whole range of decisive technologies from the stereopticon through census-and slot-machines to the stock ticker, and from the Telex to the manipulation of genetic code and the screens which increasingly mediate our access to the world and to each other. It also contributes significantly to critical and cultural theory by investigating key concepts which articulate the relation between writing and technology: number, measure, encoding, encryption, the archive, the interface. Technography is not just a modern matter, a feature of texts that happen to arise in a world full of machinery and pay attention to that machinery in various ways. But the mediation of other machines has beyond doubt assisted literature to imagine and start to become the ideal machine it is always aspiring to be. Contributors: Ruth Abbott, John Attridge, Kasia Boddy, Mark Byron, Beci Carver, Steven Connor, Esther Leslie, Robbie Moore, Julian Murphet, James Purdon, Sean Pryor, Paul Sheehan, Kristen Treen.

Entwicklung eines mikrofluidischen Brailledisplays

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Book Series: Schriften des Instituts für Mikrostrukturtechnik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie / Hrsg.: Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik ISSN: 18695183 ISBN: 9783731503859 Year: Volume: 32 Pages: XVI, 163 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000047135 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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For cost reasons braille displays used by the visually impaired to access digital data through the sense of touch are limited to displaying one line of text. However, by using cost effective microfluidic actuators it is possible to manufacture large-scale braille displays. This work describes the working principle and the manufacturing techniques used for fabricating components of such a display and the results of an online survey revealing the user requirements regarding braille displays.

Technik und Gender : Technikzukünfte als geschlechtlich codierte Ordnungen in Literatur und Film

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Book Series: Karlsruher Studien Technik und Kultur / Hrsg.: G. Banse, A. Böhn, A. Grunwald, K. Möser, M. Pfadenhauer ISSN: 18697194 ISBN: 9783731504870 Year: Volume: 8 Pages: II, 249 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000051991 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Linguistics
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Fictionally depicted technology appears to be dominated by gender stereotypes that reproduce common clichés and are based on the opposition of traditional, gender-associated characteristics. Thus, masculinity represents the technological principle whereas femininity is associated with the sphere of nature. But how stereotypical are visions of a future worlds involving innovative technology? The volume focuses on the gender-codification of technological futures in literature and film.

Symptoms of the Planetary Condition: A Critical Vocabulary

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ISBN: 9783957960856 9783957960863 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.14619/018 Language: English
Publisher: meson press
Subject: Philosophy
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This book explores the future of critique in view of our planetary condition. How are we to intervene in contemporary constellations of finance capitalism; climate change and neoliberalism? Think we must! To get to the symptoms; the book’s 38 terms ranging from affect and affirmation to world and work provide the reader with a critical toolbox to be continued. Negativity; judgment and opposition as modes of critique have run out of steam. Critique as an attitude and a manner of enquiry has not.

Technology Entrepreneurship : A Treatise on Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship for and in Technology Ventures. Band 2

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ISBN: 9783731501091 Year: Pages: V, p. 635 - 1266 DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000036460 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Chemistry (General)
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The treatise is the first coherent and comprehensive presentation of the important sub-field of ""technology entrepreneurship"" emphasizing the science and engineering perspectives. It is a presentation of technology entrepreneurship as an inter-cultural approach referring to the US and Germany. It integrates micro- and macro aspects referring to numerous cases of firms' foundations. The book provides also a new semi-quantitative approach to growth of new technology ventures.

Technology Entrepreneurship : A Treatise on Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship for and in Technology Ventures. Band 1 und Band 2

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ISBN: 9783731501077 Year: Pages: XXIV, 1266 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000036457 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Chemistry (General)
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The treatise is the first coherent and comprehensive presentation of the important sub-field of ""technology entrepreneurship"" emphasizing the science and engineering perspectives. It is a presentation of technology entrepreneurship as an inter-cultural approach referring to the US and Germany. It integrates micro- and macro aspects referring to numerous cases of firms' foundations. The book provides also a new semi-quantitative approach to growth of new technology ventures.

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