Human-Machine Interactions in digital_cultures
Workshop of the research unit digitale_kultur at the University of Hagen and the Emmy Noether Research Group (DFG): “The Phenomenon of Interaction in Human-Machine Interaction (MMI)”.
The workshop looks at qualitative innovations of current human-machine interactions from an interdisciplinary perspective. Philosophical, cultural-, social- and educational approaches as well as perspectives of the technology developers are being discussed.
The focus lies on the social and cultural implications of new MMI. Starting point are current discussions about the limits and potentials of the information paradigm. In the face of current technological developments, it is up to debate whether new forms of MMI can still be described exhaustively by the information paradigm or whether different description modes are needed. As alternative starting points the workshop discusses positions from the fields of postphenomenology, critical code studies and infrastructure research. To what extent are these lines of theory informative for understanding new developments in the field of human-technology relations? And how can such approaches inform new formats of empirical research in the field of digital methods and vice versa?