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PHD course

Technologies are Us: Feminist Perspectives on Posthuman Futures

All interested PhD candidates are welcome to apply for the three days intensive course on feminist thinking about technological development.

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Feminist Thinking about Technological Development

What are the consequences of current technological development for feminist thinking about equality, freedom and change? Are algorithms gendered, and does it matter? What does sex and subjectivity mean in the age of neuro-technologies and AI? Are we at all still "human"? Is there a specific ethics of the posthuman? 

These are some of the questions that will be scrutinized during the three-days course in September 2020. The theme of the course are divided into the following topics:

  • The Biased Face of Technology
  • Ethics and the Posthuman
  • Bodies and Brains

If you are working with these or related questions, or are simply interested to learn more, join us for a PhD course in Bergen.

Preparation

  1. In preparation for the course, and as part of your application, we would like you to write a 2-page text on why this course is important to you.
  2. For each discussion/seminar session you will find some key texts to read in advance of the session.

Please see the attached course outline for readings, registration and further details. 

Course Organizers

The course is organized by Nordic Centre of Excellence on Women in Technology Driven Careers (NORDWIT),and Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK), University of Bergen. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the organisers if you have any questions:

 

All interested PhD candidates are welcome to apply! 

Course Outline Technology are Us