W2: Collective Consciousness. What could this mean and how do we research and design (with) it?
Sem 126, Gußhausstr. 28-30, 1st Floor, Room: FB0113
What is it like to be experiencing a socio-technical system? Do socio-technical communities share a sense of what is it like to be experiencing their system? What is it that influences our collective experiencing? Such questions have been explicitly and implicitly addressed in a wide range of domains (e.g. experience design, value sensitive design, critical pedagogy, philosophy of technology) via a multitude of concepts (e.g. affordance, technical mediation). We like to develop language that helps in drawing those strands together; language to discuss how different socio-technical systems mediate different experiences and foster different collective and personal developments. This workshop explores the possibility that collective consciousness exists and that it is a critical design consideration. It is the first step towards an emerging research community that problematises aspects related to collective consciousness. For more information, please visit: https://forms.gle/YeJcDP585Sjsi51YA