Contemporary Culture and New Technologies


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

José Augusto Nunes Bragança de Miranda


Weekly - 2

Total - 280

Teaching language



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Gilles Deleuze & F. Guattari: «Geophilosophy» in What is Philosophy, Columbia University Press, 1994.
Giorgio Agamben: The Open and the Animal, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2004.
Adrian MacKenzie: Introduction and «Radical contingency and the materializations of technology» in Transductions, Bodies and Machines at Speed, Londres, Continuum, 2002.
Gary Shapiro: «Nietzsche on Geophilosophy and Geoaesthetics» In Keith Ansell
Pearson (Ed) - A Companion to Nietzsche, Oxford, Blackwell, 2006.
Walter Benjamin, A Modernidade, Lisboa, Assírio & Alvim, 2010.
Walter Benjamin, Fragments philosophiques, politiques, critiques, littéraires, édité par Ralph Tiedemann et Hermann Schwepenhäuser, trad. de l’all. par Christophe Jouanlanne et Jean-François Poirier, Paris, PUF, 2000, p. 111-113.
Walter Benjamin, The work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility, and other writings on media, Harvard, 2008.

Teaching method

The methodology is centred in an articulation between the cognitive mapping the problematologic approach, as proposed by Michel Foucault, in such a way that the adequate methods to the research object can be tentatively tried and elaborated, by crossing them with the available disciplinary methodologies:
An interdisciplinary exploring of the fields of contemporary culture and new media;
Seminar work;
An essay about one of the themes of the seminar.


Evaluation method

An essay about one of the themes of the seminar(100%)

Subject matter

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