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Workshop Media Praxis Theory: “Machine Learning Philosophy, or The Digital as Twin and Echo” – Lecture by Alexander R. Galloway (online)
Wednesday, 05 July 2023, 18:00 - 20:00

Digital Philosophy is the school of thought behind machine learning. Or is it? If words like “digital” and “analog” describe media artifacts, they are also modes of thinking and being, with the digital closely aligned with rationalism, logic, and politics, while the analog with empiricism, aesthetics, and ethics. In this presentation we will go searching for the digital philosopher, his claims and assumptions, in the hopes of better historicizing the digital within contemporary life.

Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programmer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, he is author of several books on digital media and critical theory, including most recently “Uncomputable” (Verso, 2021).