Dr. Yuk Hui
Habilitation (venia legendi in Philosophie), Leuphana University
1530-1630, 10 Jun 2019 - 03 Aug 2020
AAB 610, Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus, HKBU
Dr. Yuk HUI teaches philosophy at the Leuphana Univer-sity in Germany and China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He has been a visiting associate professor at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong, and invited researcher at the Institute for Research and In-novation at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Hui’s writings have been published in interna-tionally renowned journals such as Research in Phe-nomenology, Metaphilosophy, Theory Culture and Societyamong many others. He is co-editor of 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (Meson Press, 2015), and author of three monographs, On the Existence of Digital Objects (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), The Question Concerning Technology in China. An Essay in Cosmotech-nics (Urbanomic/MIT, 2017) andRecursivity and Contingency (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)
In this talk, Dr. HUI will develop a critique against the current discourses on technological futurism (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Technological singularity, Anthropocene, etc.) which seem to have largely proposed a homogeneous and synchronized future based on certain particular epistemologies. Dr. HUI will introduce the notion of technodiversity that he has developed in the past years in order to conceptually reopen the question of technology and methodologically pro-pose alternative practices.