課程資訊
課程名稱
後人類全球性
The Posthuman Global 
開課學期
103-2 
授課對象
文學院  外國語文學研究所  
授課教師
廖朝陽 
課號
FL7203 
課程識別碼
122 M3090 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期四7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
上課地點
外研一 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。第二、三類。
限碩士班以上
總人數上限:14人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1032pohum 
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課程概述

Course Description

This course deals with two related descriptions of contemporary culture: the posthuman and the global. A few questions to be asked are: Can we think of the global in terms of a new kind of collectivity defined by "posthuman" relations? What kind of cultural practice is possible in an age of globalized "industrialization" of memory? In what sense can we say that such destruction of individuation is accompanied by a corresponding disabling of collective (transindividual) agency, perhaps in the same way as the human and the posthuman can be said to be locked in mutuality? By attempting to answer such questions, we aim to propose a concept of the global, including but not limited to what is usually called "globalization," as distributed repetition of the local.
 

課程目標
Course Objectives

Students will be introduced to major topics and positions in the discourse of the posthuman. In addition to introductory readings, we will also engage in the "forming" or "informing" of an alternative conception of global culture, based on the posthuman principle of distributed cognition. Such a conception is useful in pointing to possible ways of dealing with situations where local investment in agency is necessarily imbricated with the opening up of a seemingly impoverished space of technical mediation. This should help in explaining why concerns with the global tend to circle back to the local, or why imaginaries of disembodiment is typically refigured/repeated in the embodied affectivity of self-reflexive media.
 
課程要求
Requirements:
Regular attendance, class participation, and a term paper.
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 
參考書目
Same as above.
 
指定閱讀
Assigned Readings:

Clark, Andy. Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension (2010).

Dean, Jodi. "The Networked Empire: Communicative Capitalism and the Hope for Politics." Empire's New Clothes: Reading Hardt and Negri (2004). Ed. Paul A. Passavant and Jodi Dean.

Dyer-Witheford, Nick. "Cyber-Negri: General Intellect and Immaterial Labor." The Philosophy of Antonio Negri: Resistance in Practice (2005). Ed. Timothy S. Murphy and Abdul-Karim Mustapha.

Galloway, Alexander R. Laruelle: Against the Digital (2014).

--. The Interface Effect (2012).

Negri, Antonio. The Porcelain Workshop: For a New Grammar of Politics (2008).

Nusselder, André. Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology (2009).

Saito Tamaki. Beautiful Fighting Girl (2011).

Simondon, Gilbert. "The Position of the Problem of Ontogenesis." Parrhesia 7 (2009).

--. On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects (unpublished translation).

Stiegler, Bernard. Acting Out (2009).

--. Time and Technics 3: Cinematic Time and the Question of Malaise (2011).

Thacker, Eugene. Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation (2014). By Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker, and McKenzie Wark.

Virno, Paolo. A Grammar of the Multitude: For an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life (2004).
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Attendance 
25% 
 
2. 
class participation 
25% 
 
3. 
papers 
50% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/26  Introductory 
第2週
3/05  Distribution I 
第3週
3/12  Distribution II 
第4週
3/19  Distribution III 
第5週
3/26  Technology I 
第6週
4/02  Reading Week 
第7週
4/09  Technology II 
第8週
4/16  Technology III 
第9週
4/23  Mediation I 
第10週
4/30  Mediation II 
第11週
5/07  Globalization I 
第12週
5/14  Writing Week 
第13週
5/21  Globalization II 
第14週
5/28  Globalization III 
第15週
6/04  Interface I 
第16週
6/11  Interface II 
第17週
6/18  Interface III 
第18週
  Writing Week