According to a growing movement within philosophy and cognitive science, forthcoming technologies bear the potential to deeply restructure not just the human body, but also the human mind. Designers have the power to profoundly reconfigure the influence of our biological and creatively designed environments. New tools and equipment may become literally incorporated into the thinking and acting systems that we identify as our minds and bodies. So as our bodies and minds become ever more deeply interwoven with technologies, forming various new kinds of human-machine symbiosis, what may it be like to gradually become sensing, playing, learning, and thinking machines?
Guest lecturer Drs. Louis Schreel studied philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and has recently completed his PhD on the relation between living self-organization and aesthetic feelings of life at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Antwerp. He is currently a visiting lecturer in philosophy of technology and aesthetics at KISD – Köln International School of Design and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Speaker: Drs. (Doctorandus) Louis Schreel, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, University of Antwerp
Dienstag, 24. April 2018, 17:30 Uhr bis 19 Uhr, Raum 11
KISD – Köln International School of Design
Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln