4th Seminar. Optimization, September 2019

About the seminar

About the seminar

More information about this seminar will follow.

Preliminary desccription

We are presently witnessing a surge of new technologies that are designed to optimize mental and bodily well-being and capabilities, such as certain medicines, e-health apps and a variety of technological devices for tracking and optimizing the self. Such technologies are envisioned to realize people’s future ‘potential’. The aim of the seminar is to explore how basic anthropological questions concerning personhood, humanness, and the pursuit of hopes and dreams can be explored through empirical studies of technologies for optimizing the self and human sociality.