A Phenomenology of Virtuality? 2020 Conference

Страна: Chile

Город: Santiago

Тезисы до: 17.09.2019

Даты: 22.01.20 — 24.01.20

Область наук: Философские;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: daniel.oshiel@mail.udp.cl

Организаторы: Instituto de Filosofia, Universidad Diego Portales

 

This is a Call for Applications for a workshop on ‘A Phenomenology of Virtuality?’ at the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile, 22nd-24th January 2020.

In a second of three workshops on virtuality, this one will concentrate on the question as to whether a phenomenology of virtuality is possible and, if so, what would it look like? Indeed, with the high rise and influence of recent virtual technologies such as social media and online gaming, as well as new virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR, AR and MR respectively) technologies, a phenomenology of virtuality and virtual technologies is becoming increasingly pressing if the former is to keep up with many everyday experiential and societal developments. Here, although ‘the virtual’ and ‘virtuality’ are not common terms in classical (roughly Husserl to Merleau-Ponty) phenomenology, given its ambitious and ongoing programme it should nevertheless be able to account for such terms and experiences in detail.

With this in mind, abstracts (300-500 words) are welcome that either try to contribute to a general theory regarding a phenomenology of virtuality, or apply a phenomenological notion of virtuality to a particular case or set of phenomena, not least cases in today’s digital age.

Although in a series of three, it is by no means necessary to have attended the first (last January) nor to attend the third (January 2021) workshop. The format is for a small number of participants (8-12) to first present their own take on the issue, using texts of one’s choosing. Each participant will receive around 20-35 minutes to present, plus extra room for questions and discussion. The following day will then be seminar discussions around selected key texts (suggestions will be welcome). Finally, on the last day there will be a general concluding seminar where everyone can re-present their ideas based on the discussions and developments, as well as a final wrap-up discussion.

Applications are welcome from all those in philosophy who are interested in the theme, as well as from related disciplines. Participants from out of town who do not have access to their own accommodation funding can be accommodated from Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th January in modest accommodation near the workshop venue. There will also be welcome drinks (at each person’s expense) as well as an end-of-conference dinner (covered by the organizer).

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