DASTS: Course in postphenomenology

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Information Studies at Aarhus University Denmark is in cooperation with Danish Association of Science and Technology (DASTS) arranging a course in postphenomenology on September 22nd -26th that might be interesting for some of you Desgning Human Technologies-people. The course is called “Postphenomenology – Theory, methods, challenges”, and you can read more about it at the DASTS’s webpage here: Read at DASTS’s webpage

A short description of the course from the DASTS newsletter can be read below:

From DASTS’s newsletter
Postphenomenology has in the last 10-15 years become a new, well-recognized qualitative stance toward studying human-technology relations. Postphenomenology has distanced itself from narrow ‘armchair’ philosophy to engage in close studies of actual interactions between human beings and technological devices and systems – without losing sight of philosophical questions about human existence. Hence, Postphenomenology recognizes the legacy of phenomenology, but makes distance to particular viewpoints about human existence and about alienating influences of technology on human life.

Postphenomenology has furthermore engaged in specific encounters with proponents of the field of Science and Technnology Studies, STS. Postphenomenology offers unique insights and concepts to the field to understand human perception and actions and thier transformations through technological mediations. This engagement has not been met with similar enthusiasm by all STS parties, though. Specifically, the basic philosophical commitment to unique human qualities has raised criticism from within the STS community, not least from ANT. Furthermore, it has proved challenging to incorporate postphenomenology in one’s basic toolkit during field studies.

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