Key Terms

Below are some key terms we’ve already identified and some terms that I hope to touch on next class.

  • From the conversation about Forster (day 2)
    • Futurism (“speculative fiction”)
    • Dystopia/Utopia
    • Mediated vs. Direct Experience
    • (imperfect) Secularism
    • The Ideology of Humanism
    • The ideology of Fascism
  • Upcoming terms (day 3):
    • Non-human agency (e.g. the will of “the Machine” in Forster)
    • Trans-humanism as a futurist vision
    • Techne
    • technology vs. technique
    • Poesis
    • Democratic or Authoritarian Artifacts
    • Social Determinist or Technological Determinist perspective on technology
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