End of Philosophy, Beginning of Cybernetics? With Hans-Christian Dany, Erich Hörl & Eva Meyer (ENG) by reboot.fm published on 2013-07-02T17:15:30Z With Hans-Christian Dany (artist, author), Erich Hörl (media theorist, philosopher), and Eva Meyer (philosopher, author, filmmaker). In English translation. The ascent of cybernetics has frequently been linked with political and metaphysical problems of philosophy arising from the Second World War, the Holocaust, and the atomic bomb. Whether this crisis was to be diagnosed as historical or metaphysical, technological or cultural, played a surprisingly minor role. What kind of a rethinking is forced on philosophy by the rise of a digitally based global machine as envisioned by some neo-cyberneticists today? Hans-Christan Dany lives and works as an artist and writer in Hamburg. Since 1989, he has published numerous pieces in books, catalogs and magazines, including Springerin, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Texte zur Kunst, Die Beute. Following his book "Speed. Eine Gesellschaft auf Droge" (“Speed. A Society on Drugs”) his latest work is due to appear in August: "Morgen werde ich Idiot. Kybernetik und Kontrollgesellschaft" (“Tomorrow, I’ll Be an Idiot. Cybernetics and the Control Society”). Erich Hörl is a professor of media technology and media philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum and heads the Bochumer Kolloquium Medienwissenschaft (Bochum Colloquium on Media Studies). He is currently investigating the general ecology of the media and technologies and the history and perspectives of cybernetization. Eva Meyer, philosopher, author, and filmmaker, currently teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts. Among her publications are Zählen und Erzählen. Für eine Semiotik des Weiblichen (1983) and Frei und indirekt (2010). She collaborates with Eran Schaerf on audio-drama and film projects.