14 August 2021
Human Reasons Between Post-Contemporary Occultism and Artificial Intelligenceblended course
The course will dwell on the social, technical and epistemological motives of trans and post-humanisms, which acquired considerable visibility in the recent 20 years in the humanities, natural sciences, technologies, art and culture. The contemporary preoccupation with trans and post-humanism is departing from denouncing anthropocentrism for its colonial, gender and ecological violations, for which humans are inscribed in deep history as the agents of the Anthropocene condition. Contemporary theories of acceleration and of Artificial Intelligence added to this a conjecture, according to which what made the human mind, consciousness and intelligence hegemonic – is either reproducible or even surpassed by machinic intelligence and neural networks. In this context it is important to redefine what human is from the philosophic, social, anthropological and cultural viewpoints, and reconsider what makes it so inevitable to abolish the human condition. The course will approach the problem of the post-human from the angle it is rarely discussed: not the authority of the human, but her phylogenetic and environmental disability (neoteny), the standpoint that enables to reinstitute the neo-ethics of the human.
Keti Chukhrov is ScD in philosophy, an associate professor at the Department of Сultural Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Currently she is a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow in UK, Wolverhampton Un-ty.
This course is designed for BA and MA students, artists, architects and researchers of visual arts, humanities and social sciences, art history and curatorial studies, architecture and design, and anyone with a keen interest in the subject area.
The course will approach the problem of the post-human from the angle it is rarely discussed: not the authority of the human, but her phylogenetic and environmental disability (neoteny), the standpoint that enables to reinstitute the neo-ethics of the human.
At the conclusion of each course, registered participants will be issued a certificate stating their equivalency of The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits from Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France.
An equivalency certificate is issued to registered participants who have demonstrated competencies to learning outcomes and associated workload certified with the equivalent ECTS credits of the curricula of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, France. Employers, colleges and other postsecondary schools can choose to accept the equivalency certificate as a substitute of ECTS credits.
EUR 300: The total fee is 300€.
The participation fee is due in full after you have successfully enrolled in the course via written confirmation from SSAS. The fee covers tuition, proceedings and certificates. This fee does not cover the cost of individually necessary materials, personal equipment, further excursions, accommodation or travel expenses.
Final acceptance to the course will be confirmed only after we have confirmation of your payment in full. Bank transfer fees are to be covered by the registered participant.
EUR 30: Students who wish to obtain an ECTS certificate must pay an additional supplement to the registration fee, calculated as 10% of the annual fee, corresponding to the administrative treatment of the ECTS certificate established by the Ensba-Lyon. Only participants registered in a higher education institution, and who explicitly request it at the time of registration, will be able to validate ECTS credits in accordance with European regulations.
Scholarships are available for participants from Kosovo. A limited number of scholarships are available for international participants.