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Disastrous Communication: Benjamin's Philosophy of Technology, Place and Education

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Price: free

Disastrous Communication: Benjamin's Philosophy of Technology, Place and Education

An online research seminar with Dr Dominic Smith, Philosophy, University of Dundee. 

On two separate occasions in 1932, Walter Benjamin gave a twenty-minute radio broadcast for German schoolchildren entitled ‘Railway Disaster at the Firth of Tay'. Although slight, this was the longest piece Benjamin wrote on an event or location in the British Isles. In this talk, I describe how the piece has inspired me to try to bridge two long-term research goals: a study of Benjamin's philosophy of technology, place, and education, and an educational project with schoolchildren in Dundee, the main city on the Firth of Tay. 

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Contact: Peter Osborne
Email: P.Osborne@kingston.ac.uk