Education, Technology and Technical Images
Available Online September 2017.
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- technical images, apparatus, technology, linear texts, programs, teletopy, educational process
- Today man is constantly exposed to attacks of two dominant forces of the contemporary world, which organize and structure its logistic of perception: speed and technical images. The term technical image (according to the media theorist Vilém Flusser, its first form was photography, and the last form by now have been images projected in all possible forms of screens, monitors and displays, including holograms) can be understood as a term referring to the beginning of a new age, which is coming after the age of linear writing. Media theorist Vilém Flusser states in his key texts, that technical images become a dominant cognitive metaphor of the contemporary society. New social culture is being formed in connection with their creation, distribution, transfer and consumption. Such new social structure needs new criteria of analysis; it requires a new interpretive beginning. The following text briefly analyses the dominant cognitive metaphor of Flusser's theory – the concept technical image and its relationship to its outside. In this context, Flusser's inquiry can be seen as a contribution to the analysis – of methodological foundations of educational phenomena at current levels, the possibilities and limits of human knowledge and its transmission in the era of digital teletopy, i.e. in an environment where "to be" means to be connected to the network. This is the context that could be very challenging and inspiring for the current theory of education. Flusser tries to draw attention of teaching sciences to several important phenomena that should be taken into account.
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TY - CONF AU - Thomas Hauer PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - Education, Technology and Technical Images BT - 2017 3rd International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 251 EP - 255 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-17.2017.63 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-17.2017.63 ID - Hauer2017/09 ER -