Dear participants of the Circle 2. Cybioses. Shaping Human-Technology Futures and friends! You can find Cybioses Circle 2 Schedule and other Summer Session events such as Generally Assembly and Keynotes here.
During the symposium our circle as usual is keeping a pad. You are welcome to join our discussions there.
The aim of our group is to discuss and to examine the development of new human-technology relations and imaginaries. The name of the circle, ‘Cybiosis’ (pl. cybioses), is a neologism, based on ‘cybernetic’, ‘symbiosis’, and ‘bio’, and it embodies the new technological modes of living that we aim to investigate in the circle.
As a speculative metaphor, the term ‘Cybiosis’ allows us to imagine mutually beneficial relationships between cybernetic systems and human life. This directs our research interests to the ambivalent co-relationship between systems of symbioses and inclusion, on the one hand, and technologies that serve to commodify life forms and extend the networks of control, on the other.
We invite scholars, artists, students, technologists and other professionals working or writing on future technologies to take part in our study circle Cybioses: Shaping human-technology futures, a migratory non-hierarchical group of international researchers.
The aim of the Cybioses circle is to bring together theorists, artists, practitioners, scholars, and technologists. Together we want to discuss practices of making and the social and cultural impact of future technologies. How can philosophical questions support the development of technologies? How in turn can technological practices and development inform philosophical, aesthetic, and sociological theories? And how can both making and theorizing help us imagining future technologies and their impact on societies? Is it possible to extrapolate from making? Guided by these questions we want to develop a philosophy for makers and a better practice for philosophy.