Elements of a Philosophy of Technology

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Ernst Kapp’s 1877 Elements of a Philosophy of Technology is nothing less than the emergence of early elements of a cybernetic paradigm. Kapp applies the theory of organ projection to various areas of the material world—the axe externalizes the arm, the telegraphic system the neural network—studying the human body and its relationship with the world that surrounds it.

Join us to celebrate the launch of the book with its newest editors, Leif Weatherby (Associate Professor Of German, NYU) and Jeffrey Kirkwood (Professor of Art History, Binghamton University), and other featured panelists to discuss the 1877 treatise that coined the phrase "philosophy of technology," which appeared in late 2018 in English for the first time. Featuring:

Lisa Gitelman
Professor of Media and English, NYU

John Durham Peters
María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies, Yale University

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
Fifth Floor
New York, NY
United States
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Date: January 29, 2019

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm

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