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Liberation Through Automation!?

Does technological automation help us become free from drudgery or make us slaves to machines? In this course, we will explore this question through a series of existential experiments.

WED, AUG 4 7:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Week 1: Automation

  • Introductions
  • Collective Vocabulary: What is AUTOMATION? (relatedly, what is TECHNOLOGY, TECHNIC, MACHINE, WORK?) What is LIBERATION? What are we trying to get LIBERATED from?
  • Our two driving theories: HACKING and EPISTEMOLOGICAL LUDDISM
  • Protocol for Designing & Conducting Existential Experiments
  • 1st Existential Experiment: Automate a boring/routine task using a digital tool

WED, AUG 11 7:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Week 2: Automata

WED, AUG 18 7:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Week 3: Autonomy

WED, AUG 25 7:00 PM UTC | 2.0 hrs

Week 4: Autopoieisis

$108
Aug 4, 20214 weeksUp to 10 learners
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