Astrid Schwarz – Technology in the Anthropocene: Is Homo Hortensis the »New Man«?
Schwarz is a philosopher of technology and science. She is interested in the practices and objects afforded in the process of generating, stabilizing and demarcating knowledge. In particular, Schwarz focuses on material models, on the constitution of research objects, and on the mode of pictorial representations as well as narratives. Consequently, she is also interested in theories and approaches common in cultural studies and political philosophy. Case studies might be drawn from ecology or nanotechnology, from environmental or climate change issues. Important books are Ecology Revisited: Reflecting on Concepts, Advancing Science (2011, co-edition), Experiments in Practice (2014), Research Objects in their Technological Setting (co-edition, in print).
Day 2 – Friday, 11.03.2016