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Technology and acceleration of time building an irrational world

The technological development without direction dictates the thoughtless steps of modern societies. Decisions in the contemporary world are based on innovation for innovation. The public sphere is taken to keep up with rapid technological changes without being able to assess the value created in the process.

Some of the reflections of the IEA's Research Group Humanities and the Contemporary World will be exhibited during the workshop The Society of Undifferentiation: Identity, Trauma and Mythical Violence, organized by Professor Olgária Matos, from the USP's Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences (FFLCH).

The discussions to be held from February 22 to 24 are part of the activities of the thematic project "Time Acceleration and Post-Democracy: Violence and Communication" (in Portuguese), that will be transdisciplinarly developed during the period 2014-2017 by the research group coordinated by Professor Matos. The events will take place in the former room of the University Council.

Olgária Matos

Olgária Matos, a professor at FFLCH-USP.

"The society of communication, information and knowledge lives an intensification of nervous stimuli, producing an acceleration of time and some significant breaks with tradition. The changes impact the notion of identity and consistency of its meaning, and also the memory and the past. We do not know yet if the development of science and technology can be conducive to the emancipation of the human being, or will lead to destruction," says the coordinator.

The meeting will gather researchers from various disciplines of the humanities such as philosophy, anthropology, history, psychoanalysis, psychology and others. The conferencist will be Georges Jean Marie Gaillard, a professor of psychology at the Institut de Psychologie of the Université Lumière Lyon 2.

The event will be broadcast live on the web.

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Programme:

February 22

2:00 pm - Death Drive and Traumatic Repetition in Institutions.

February 23

2:00 pm - Death Drive and Traumatic Repetition in Institutions.

February 24

10:00 am - Trauma and Management Technologies in Institutions.
2:00 pm - Death Drive and Traumatic Repetition in Institutions.