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VW Demonic Tech Passport

VW Demonic Tech Passport

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Friday, April 27
4:30 pm Welcome 4:45 pm Adelheid Voskuhl 11:30 am Uwe Steiner


This symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Volkswagen Foundation.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Kyung-Ho Cha, kcha @fas.harvard.edu

Rice University

Harvard University

Grasping Machines: Benjamin, Metaphysics, and Religion in the History and Philosophy of Technology during the Second Industrial Revolution, 1890-1940 5:30 pm Andreas Wolfsteiner
Free University Berlin

From Cult to Politics: Benjamin’s “Idea of Life and Afterlife in Works of Art“ Reconsidered Lunch 1:45 pm Michael W. Jennings
Princeton University

Friday and Saturday | April 27–28, 2012 | Barker Center | Rooms 133 & 114

Visit mahindrahumanities. fas.harvard.edu

“Objectives Strange to Nature”: Elements of Negative Mediality in Benjamin’s Thoughts on Technology

The Will to Apokatastasis: Jewish Esotericism and Christian Patristics in Benjamin’s Late Theological Politics 2:30 pm Howard Eiland

Saturday, April 28
9:15 am Christoph Wulf

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Technique of Nearness Coffee break 3:30 pm Tobias Wilke

Free University Berlin

Hazardous Future 10:00 am Hent de Vries

Walter Benjamin

Johns Hopkins University

Columbia University

The Miracle of the Dancing Ball: Walter Benjamin, Mechanical Mysticism, and the Apocalyptic Epistemology of Changing Everything, All At Once Coffee break 11:00 am Howard J. Caygill
Kingston University

Aura as Medium: Photographic Spirit(s) in Benjamin 4:15 pm Markus Rautzenberg

Free University Berlin

Spellbound: Images as Materia Magica 5:00 pm Concluding Discussion

Vo l kswag e n



and the Return of Religion in the Study of Technology

Benjamin’s Cosmos: Between Schreber and Eddington

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