This track will focus on the myriad relations between technology, embodiment, subjectivation, as well as issues related to cognition and philosophy of mind. It invites contributions concerning sexual technologies, datafication and embodiment, as well as cognition (e.g. embodied, distributed, 4E vs mechanistic explanations, and neurotechnologies). Besides philosophy of technology, perspectives may include (but need not be limited to) philosophical anthropology, posthumanism, disability studies, (post)structuralism, philosophy of mind, and phenomenology. 

Questions include (but need not be limited to):

  • How are (data) technologies informed and shaped by our environments, subjectivities, and vice-versa? 
  • How to understand the relation between embodiment, subjectivation, and power? 
  • What constitutes technology-induced vulnerability, and how can vulnerability be analyzed in the context of intimate (digital) technologies and embodiment?
  • How to understand objectification, (de)humanization, and (de)subjectivation in relation to new technologies and particularly sexual technologies and/or neurotechnologies?

Track 2: Bodies, Minds, & Subjects

Track 2: Bodies, Minds, & Subjects

This track will focus on the myriad relations between technology, embodiment, subjectivation, as well as issues related to cognition and philosophy of mind. It invites contributions concerning sexual technologies, datafication and embodiment, as well as cognition (e.g. embodied, distributed, 4E vs mechanistic explanations, and neurotechnologies). Besides philosophy of technology, perspectives may include (but need not be limited to) philosophical anthropology, posthumanism, disability studies, (post)structuralism, philosophy of mind, and phenomenology. 

Questions include (but need not be limited to):

  • How are (data) technologies informed and shaped by our environments, subjectivities, and vice-versa? 
  • How to understand the relation between embodiment, subjectivation, and power? 
  • What constitutes technology-induced vulnerability, and how can vulnerability be analyzed in the context of intimate (digital) technologies and embodiment?
  • How to understand objectification, (de)humanization, and (de)subjectivation in relation to new technologies and particularly sexual technologies and/or neurotechnologies?