Käte Hamburger Kolleg Aachen: Cultures of Research

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg: Cultures of Research (c:o/re) is an International Center for Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Sociology, and History of Science and Technology at RWTH Aachen University. It fosters interdisciplinary exchange with scholars from the natural and engineering sciences, particularly in the fields of matter, life and brain research as focused on the topics of complexity, lifelikeness and emergence.


Lecture Series – Philosophy of AI

Every Wednesday from April 6th to July 13th, 2022, 5 to 7 p.m.


Workshop in 2022 organized by the c:o/re fellows

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Living in a Loop

Last semester in our Lecture Series, our Fellow Joffrey Becker gave a talk on Humans, Machines, and Anthropology of Cybernetic Pracitces where he also screened parts of a visual ethnography study that he conducted at a dairy farm. At the…

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Getting the Measure of Humanity: or, Taking ‘Life is a Work of Art’ Literally

STEVE FULLER What it means to be ‘human’ and whether the human must be the measure of all minds inevitably returns us to Kant. Kant himself was drawn to the concept of ‘judgement’, which he interpreted in terms of the then-emerging science of ‘aesthetics’. Aesthetics positioned the human as a being called to integrate diverse…

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Drôles d’Objets: A New Art of Making

JOFFREY BECKER Robots, autonomous artifacts, connected objects: how can we design and understand these strange objects that renew our interactions with others and the world around us? We are more and more often invited to enter into a relationship with robots or machines, whether for practical (therapeutic, professional, scientific) or playful purposes. This type of…

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