Workshop on autopoiesis

Workshop on Autopoiesis, February 16, 10-16 in Linköping.

Through the suggested readings and individual presentations (app. 10 minutes each), the aim of this workshop is to deepen our understanding of both the history, the significance and the critical potentials of the concept autopoiesis. Please write to sensorium@liu.se if you want to join, contribute or if you have suggestions for alternative reading or the structure of the workshop. The texts will be shared via dropbox.

Suggested reading:

  • Excerpt from Varela and Maturana’s Autopoiesis and Cognition: TheRealization of the Living (1972), page 63-87 (Preface by Stafford Beer, Introduction, ch. 1-2.)
  • Niklas Luhmann: ”The Autopoiesis of Social Systems” (1986)
  • Mark Hansen: ”System-Environment Hybrids” (2009)
  • Donna Haraway: ”Sympoiesis: Symbiogenesis and the Lively Arts of Staying with the Trouble”, in Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (2016), page 58-98

About Sensorium

Sensorium is an interdisciplinary Nordic network for young researchers and artists working in the area where aesthetics, technology and materiality collide. These pages contain information about the members of the Sensorium network, the annual journal devoted to the research of the Sensorium network and a research blog written by the founders of the network from the research unit LMI.

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