KISDtalk: "What Is It Like to Be a Machine?"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design , 24. April 2018

Schreel  (Bild: KISD )

Dr. Louis Schreel will in this public lecture elaborate on how forthcoming technologies can have an impact not only on our human body, but also on our human mind. How deep is this interrelationship between humans and machines at present and in the future? And how deep can new tools and equipment be incorporated into our thinking and acting?

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KISDtalk: "What Is It Like to Be a Machine?"

KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


  • 24. April 2018
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design der TH Köln, Raum 11, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln


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KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design


Dr. Louis Schreel, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, University of Antwerp


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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According to a growing movement within philosophy and cognitive science, forthcoming technologies bear the potential to deeply restructure not just the human body, but also the human mind. Designers have the power to profoundly reconfigure the influence of our biological and creatively designed environments. New tools and equipment may become literally incorporated into the thinking and acting systems that we identify as our minds and bodies. So as our bodies and minds become ever more deeply interwoven with technologies, forming various new kinds of human-machine symbiosis, what may it be like to gradually become sensing, playing, learning, and thinking machines?
Louis Schreel studied philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and has recently completed his PhD on the relation between living self-organization and aesthetic feelings of life at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Antwerp. He is currently a visiting lecturer in philosophy of technology and aesthetics at KISD – Köln International School of Design and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give open space for an open-minded and profound analysis of current and future issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers. The KISDtalks take place on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm on announced dates. The 60-minutes-long presentations with “Q&A“ are a public event.