28. april 2015
Lecture by Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht: "Trying to Think Electronic "Thinking"
For the "Humanities," i.e. the cluster of academic disciplines traditionally trusted with thinking about thinking, the electronic age implies the provocation [or is it a humiliation?] of a new type of thinking emerging from outside their field of competence. At the same time, this different type of thinking is beginning to have a transformative impact on the classical forms of "human" thinking and their arrays. Therefore, a central challenge for the "Humanities" today lies in an attempt to describe and perhaps even to understand this transformative impact. But is it possible to live up to this task if the other thinking, the thinking processed by machines, remains out of reach?