Minor Anthropology of Technologies

Coordinator

Valentina Tirloni

SEMESTER

  • Autumn 2020
  • Spring 2021

FORMAT/LOCATION

Campus Carlone, Nice

Prerequisites

No

Lecturer
  • Valentina Tirloni, lecturer in Information and Communication Sciences, Université Côte d'Azur
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this minor is to develop critical thinking on technological issues.
Summary

We generally consider technology as a very useful tool to improve our life, to solve problems and to enjoy ourselves. Though, is there any negative downside? Has human being lost something of his/her peculiar nature? Is human being enhanced or diminished? How human being has changed with technological progress? Did we lose any particular value during that evolution?

This course will be set on four parts:

  • Anthropological inquiry on Technics
    • New sociability
    • A New Narcissism
    • The impact of Technologies and Communication Tools on human life
  • Transhumanism
    • Enhancement, augmentation, transformation of human body by technological devices
  • Philosophical inquiry on Technics - The Question of Technics: what is the technological paradigm?
    • Technophobia versus Techno-philia
  • An ethical approach to Technics
    • The ethical inversion
    • Tools and aims
    • Rights and Freedoms
    • Privacy protection
Capacity
  • 40 students
Evaluation
 
Autumn 2020 Semester
  • Dec, 10th: two written questions and a 3000 signs essay
  • Dec, 17th: Free essay on a selected subject
Spring 2021 Semester
  • March, 18th: Written exam (1,5 h)
  • April, 15th: Written exam (3h)
Schedule
 
Autumn 2020 Semester

Date

Time slot

Room

Course’ title

15 Oct

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

Anthropological inquiry on Technics

22 Oct

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

New sociabilities

05 Nov

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

The impact of new technologies on politics and medias

12 Nov

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

Transhumanism: enhancement, augmentation and body transformation

19 Nov

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

Philosophical inquiry on technics

26 Nov

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

Technophobia and technophilia

3 Dec

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

An ethical approach to technologies

10 Dec

9h00-12h00

Amphi E112

Examen: 2 written questions and a 3000 sign essay

Spring 2021 Semester

Date

Time slot

Room

Course’ title

18 Feb

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

Anthropological inquiry on Technics

25 Feb

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

New sociabilities

11 Mar

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

The impact of new technologies on politics and medias

18 Mar

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

1,5h Exam + 1,5h Course Technophobia and technophilia

25 Mar

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

Transhumanism: enhancement, augmentation and body transformation

1 Apr

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

Philosophical inquiry on technics

8 Apr

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

An ethical approach to technologies

15 Apr

9h00-12h00

Campus Carlone or online

Final Exam (3h)