Thought and Media 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
373NMM2 ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

A glimpse into the basic idea of the philosophy of media, critical thought on technique.

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Course contents

The course begins with the requirements for media ecology, according to which we are all constant viewers and performers. In the current form of media communications, devices and considerations about them, will be demonstrated that the traditional relationship of reality of something which can be recognized and represented at unmaintainable and the task and opportunity for man in the 21st century is art in the widest sense of the word. The intro will present and discuss traditional forms of thought about media - its societal role, perception and influence. In connection to this the course focuses on a critcal understanding of the computer as a paradigmatic tool whose effect is growing into an entire culture and which is changing from a multifaceted stimulus to a over-valued fundamental form of life and thought.

Recommended or required reading

Bernhard Siegert - Map IS the Territory

Marshall McLuhan - Laws of Media

Peter Sloterdijk - Operable Man

Walter J. Ong - Technologizace slova

Nietzsche - O pravdě a lži ve smyslu nikoli morálním

Latour, Woolgar - Laboratory Life

Assessment methods and criteria

Participation in at least 9 lectures, presentation of one assigned text (EN/CZ), completion of weekly media readings and submission of protocol from them.



Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 307
Room No. 6

(Lažanský palác)
(lecture parallel1)
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 13:10–14:45 Pavol FABUŠ Room No. 6
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

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