Vít Pokorný and Facutly of Arts, Purkyně University Ústí nad Labem present the lecture about the philosophy of media.
Media are an integral part of human civilization from its beginnings. They are tools of communication, and of the shared constitution of human live worlds. As technological tools, media extend and transform our existence on the psychological, social, political and cultural levels. Since the invention of the scripture, the power and influence of media has changed several times: with the typography, telegraph, radio or television, the new forms of communication have arrived, and the new forms of social organisation and political power with it.
The lecture asks following questions:
What is characteristic of the media situation today? What changes in human thought, society, economy and political organisation are related to the emergence of the networked, integrated media landscape, of responsive technologies and artificial intelligence? What challenges come forth with the
all-encompassing mediality of the global digital age? How does the situation of citizens of the global internet village differs from the situation of previous eras in the history of meida?