Conference Program


9.00 a.m. – Registration

9.30 a.m. – 10.00 a.m. – Opening Address: Robert Sucharski, Jerzy Axer, Szymon Wróbel

10.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. – Coffee Break

10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Gregg Lambert (Dean’s Professor of Humanities, Principal Investigator, The CNY Humanities Corridor, Founding Director, Humanities Center, Syracuse University): What is a Dispositif?

11.30 a.m. – 1.30. p.m. – Panel I: Constructing the Social; ChairKrzysztof Skonieczny

Aleksandra Derra (Institute of Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland): Machineries of Technoscience in Constructing the Social and its (In)Equalities

Marcin Zarod (Kozminski University. MINDS Group): Stabilized Instability. Construction of Exploits in Computer Security

1.30 p.m. – 2.30. p.m. – Lunch Break

2.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. – Panel II: The Society of Display Value or the Right to Reproducibility; ChairSzymon Wróbel

Michał Krzykawski (University of Silesia in Katowice): Why Is It Not OK to Be Smart? The Evil Genius of Platform Capitalism and Psychopower (Descartes, Foucault, Stiegler)

Michał Stemerowicz (Graduate School for Social Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences): The Work of Art in the Age of Its Reproducibility – A Rehearsal of Consumerism and the Aesthetic Consequences of the Dissolution of Tradition

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. – Coffee Break

5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Krzysztof Ziarek (Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo): Heidegger on Technics, Power, and the Planetary

6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. – Panel III: The Social in the State of Re-association; Chair: Gregg Lambert

Ekaterina Nikitina (Ph.D. in Literary Studies, University of Silesia in Katowice, Independent researcher): Human-Animal Prostheticity: Creating Bonds, Saving Boundaries

Szymon Wróbel (Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw): The Question Concerning Techno-Utopia

7.30 p.m. – Conference Dinner



9.30 a.m. – 11.30 p.m. – Panel IV: Social Games, Social Media, Digital Affects; ChairTom Tyler

Nikita Sazonov (Faculty of Philosophy, Lomonosov Moscow State University): Pokemon Go Demons: A Theological Blindspot of Digital

Agata Szepe (Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw): Israeli Tourism to Poland in Social Media. Perspectives of Social Science of the Internet and the Actor-Network Theory Approach

James Besse (Graduate School for Social Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences): ICTs and the Ethics of Emotional Design

11.30 p.m. – 12.00 p.m. – Coffee Break

12.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Ewa Mazierska (Professor of contemporary cinema at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Central Lancashire): The Effect of Convergent Digitisation and Neoliberalisation on the Future of Music and the State of Music as the Indication of the Future

1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. – Lunch Break

2.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Marcin Miłkowski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences): Technology of Communication and Human Rights

3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Tom Tyler (Lecturer in Digital Culture, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds, UK): Players of the Flesh

4.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Coffee Break

5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Eli Kramer (Visiting Assistant Professor [as of October 2018], The Department of the Philosophy of Culture, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw): Philosophy as a Way of Life in the Digital Age: The Dangers and Promises of “Non-Local” Philosophical Education

6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. – Keynote SpeakerYael Vishnizki-Levi (artist and researcher. She’s an MA student at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” of the University of Warsaw. She holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Israel. Yael exhibits her work internationally including at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. She’s a fellow researcher at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw): The Future of Manufaktura Through the Lens of Metropolis