“Trying to Think Electronic ‘Thinking'”

Gennem tiden har jeg været til mange forelæsninger som “snigerstudine” og nogle står klarere end andre i min erindring. Denne forelæsning gjorde stort indtryk på mig:

“Trying to Think Electronic ‘Thinking'” lecture by Professor Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford University).

From the programme:
For the “Humanities,” i.e. the cluster of academic disciplines traditionally trusted with thinking about thinking, the electronic age implies the provocation [or is it a humiliation?] of a new type of thinking emerging from outside their field of competence. At the same time, this different type of thinking is beginning to have a transformative impact on the classical forms of “human” thinking and their arrays. Therefore, a central challenge for the “Humanities” today lies in an attempt to describe and perhaps even to understand this transformative impact. But is it possible to live up to this task if the other thinking, the thinking processed by machines, remains out of reach?

00:00 Introduction
26:25 What does philosophy have to say about thinking?
33:48 What do the humanities have to say about thinking from a more historical and institutional point of view?
(to be continued)

00:00 (continued: What do the humanities have to say about thinking from a more historical and institutional point of view?)
19:45 How has electronic thinking and technology transformed the humanities so far, above all; the human condition?
36:07 How might we react to a future electronic or human condition, that we might expect under an electronic impact?

44:37 “This obligation that in the humanities have to be above all: analytical, critical and then political

Schrödinger: “Do electrons think?” (BBC 1949)

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