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. UPDATE: Given the uncertain coronavirus situation, we have decided to run the course online, but we will also run it offline if participants can attend in person. Please confirm your attendance and tell us if you think you'll be online or offline by 20 July 2020.
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.
Scedule for all three days:
10.00-11.15 lecture with Q/A
11.45-12.45 a seminar/disucsion
14.00- 16.00 presentations from participant PhD's.
23rd September: Jill Walker Rettberg‘The Biased Face of Technology: Algorithmic Inequality and Algorithmic Persuasion’
24th September: N. Katherine Hayles‘Ethics and the Posthuman: A Feminist Perspective’
25th September: Kari Jegerstedt‘Bodies and Brains: Sex and Subjectivity in the Age of Neuro-Technologies’
Accreditation and tasks
3 or 5 ECTS.
Preparation (reading course literature), active participation, and presentation of the participant's own work give 3 ECTS.
To get 5 credits participants must prepare a 10-page text, drawing on the reading they have done for this course and associated texts. The paper should address the following issue: How does the notion ‘Technologies are Us’ figure in your work, either methodologically or content-wise?
Note that the credits must be approved by your home institution / department and that they can decide on a different number of credits.
- 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.
- For each discussion/seminar session you will find some key texts to read in advance of the session.
Please see the attached course outline at bottom of page for readings, registration and further details.
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:
- Kari Jegerstedt at Kari.Jegerstedt@uib.no
- Hilde G. Corneliussen: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gabriele Griffin: email@example.com
- Redi Koobak: Redi.Koobak@uib.no