Contemporary Culture


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

Manuel Luís Bogalheiro Rocha Fernandes, Luís Manuel Duarte Antunes Figueiredo Trindade


Weekly - 4

Total - 168

Teaching language





Bolter, Jay David e Grusin, Richard (2002), Remediation. Understanding New Media. Mit Press
Heidegger, Martin (1995), Língua de tradição e língua técnica. Lisboa: Vega 
Hottois, Gilbert e Chabot, Pascal orgs. (2003), Les philosophes et la technique. Paris: Vrin
McLuhan, Marshall (1998), Understanding Media. The Extensions of Man. Cambridge: MIT Press
McLuhan, Marshall (1977), La galaxie Gutenberg, 2vols.. Paris: Gallimard 

Teaching method

Oral presentation (25%), powerpoint presentation of excerpts from the authors in the bibliography (25%), textual analysis (25%) and analysis of empirical cases (25%).

Evaluation method

Método de avaliação - The evaluation will consists of a written essay presented at the end of the semester(100%)

Subject matter

1. Introduction: Culture as a field of inquiry – From Ernst Cassirer to Stuart Hall
1.1 Beyondd the founding debates: Nature versus nurture
1.2 Beyondd the founding debates: Civilization versus culture
2. Culture and technology in Modernity
2.1 Classical concepts of technology: Kapp, Spengler, Heidegger, Benjamin
3. Rethinking technology
3.1 Rethinking technology: Leroi-Gourhan, Gilbert Hottois, Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler
3.2 Rethinking technology - Apparatus/dispositif: Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben
3.3 Rethinking technology - Technology and cultural change: Marshall McLuhan
3.4 Rethinking technology -Technology and remediation: De Lev Manovich a Bolter / Grusin