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AIL-Talk – Janina Loh: Trans- und Posthumanismus. Feministischer Blick im Digitalen.

Talk in German

Where do patriarchal inscriptions, gender identities or stereotyping hide in the field of artificial intelligence and future technologies?

In the framework of Vienna Biennale For Change 2019

When we think about the digital future as well as new values, the feminist view must not be missing. Where do patriarchal inscriptions, gender identities or stereotyping hide in the field of artificial intelligence, what is reproduced in future technologies? Questions of gender are essential, also in post- and transhumanism.

Technology philosopher Janina Loh gives us an introduction to the school of thought of post- and transhumanism, in which humans are considered equal to other species and postulate a better version of themselves by means of technology.

  • Introductory words: Elisabeth Falkensteiner, Curator, AIL

  • Lecture: Janina Loh, philosopher of technology, University of Vienna

  • Performance: Lucie Strecker, Angewandte (see video documentation here)

Janina Loh is a PostDoc in the Department of Philosophy of Technology and Media at the University of Vienna. Her research interests include trans- and posthumanism, robot ethics, feminist philosophy of technology, theories of responsibility, Hannah Arendt, theories of judgment, and ethics in the sciences.


The talk was held on June 27 2019 in the context of the Exhibition Change was our only chance, part of the Vienna Biennale For Change 2019.