Friday at 6:00 PM

Palo Fabuš: Birth of the computer from the spirit of mathematics

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Technology and thought – lecture cycle on media philosophy

Even if we usually understand the computer as a tech invention, its epochal importance lays primarily in its role of transforming human thought as such. The computer was born from a 20th century crisis of though, as it cannot in any universal way combine the action of thinking, with that which is thought. As the computer practically materializes this though paradox, it forces us to come to terms with the fact that, thought might not be an exclusively human thing.

Palo Fabuš studied information science, media theory, and sociology. He is the head director of the magazine Umělec and has a long-term interest in the relationship between digital technology and the human burden.