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ELEMENTS OF A PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY launch event at New York University with Jeffrey West Kirkwood and Leif Weatherby

When Jan 29, 2019
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where New York University, Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003
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Elements of a Philosophy of Technology (Kapp)Jeffrey West Kirkwood and Leif Weatherby will be at New York University on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. for the launch of their edited edition of Ernst Kapp's Elements of a Philosophy of Technology: On the Evolutionary History of Culture.


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.


"Ernst Kapp's book is long overdue in translation. This edition masterfully introduces the English speaking world to a text that is essential to both the history and the future of media theory. Elements of a Philosophy of Technology is required reading for anyone interested in the study of media and technology." —Bernhard Siegert, Bauhaus-University Weimar


"With its Hegelian inflection, Ernst Kapp’s Elements of a Philosophy of Technology tells us of the spirit of a techno-philosophy that anticipates the centrality of the modern question of technology in the reconfiguration of the human and the meaning of civilization. He invites us not to overcome but to re-invent the human condition through an expanded techno-philosophical enquiry into the possibilities of the projection of techne today." —Luciana Parisi, Goldsmiths University of London