26 March 2024
Chiromorphisms. The technical genesis of modern disability

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12 June 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Faraway, So Close! Bridging distances between Anthropological Philosophy and Media Anthropology

Martino Quadrato

21 May 2024
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111
Difficult Heritage: disputed figures in contemporary memorial museums

Giulia Bertolazzi

21 May 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
“Antimonumenta”: artistic practice in feminist Mexico

Francesca Romana Gregori

9 May 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Death and Virtual Mourning. The “Return of the Dead” in Digital Afterlife

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7 May 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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111
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1 February 2024
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111
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25 January 2024
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111
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111
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2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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5 December 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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2 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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12 October 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
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28 September 2023
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108
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104
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2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
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research: Seminar

2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111

Chiromorphisms. The technical genesis of modern disability

Alessandro Costella
The experience of disability is, since the '70s, understood as the experience of social exclusion to which subjects who live a minority body are forced into by environmental factors. Before this very recent reconfiguration of the definition of the phenomenon, however, the experience of disability has been determined by different kind of bodily and cultural standards.
This seminar will discuss the origin of modern functional and social standards in the history of technique, and how the constant advancement of technique towards a progressive centrality of the hand and fingers has impacted the very environmental and cultural factor that foster the normalization of function. Secondly, it will offer an overview of the different etiologies of hand-induced disabilities and their relationship to the logics of programmability of action and eugenetics, and the different kind of prosthetics that contemporary technology allows to develop. It will finally delve into the state of design of an AR/IoT prosthetic system the purpose of which is to offer a specific kind of non-speech vocal gestuality to control the interface of a Smart Home.

Biography

Alessandro Costella

Alessandro Costella graduated (BA) in Engineering of Information in 2017 at the Department of Engineering of Information at the University of Padua. In 2020 he concluded his MA at the University of Milan in Computer Science, developing a videogame making use of physical automata in its implementation. During 2021 he worked as a research fellow within the AN-ICON ERC project, focusing his research on the development of virtual environments and the study of technological tools employed in their creation and fruition. In 2022 he started a PhD project in Philosophy and Human Sciences at the University of Milan. His research now focuses on studying and developing Augmented Reality and IoT technologies as prostheses for users with manipulative disabilities.

research: seminar

Chiromorphisms. The technical genesis of modern disability

Alessandro Costella
The experience of disability is, since the '70s, understood as the experience of social exclusion to which subjects who live a minority body are forced into by environmental factors. Before this very recent reconfiguration of the definition of the phenomenon, however, the experience of disability has been determined by different kind of bodily and cultural standards.
This seminar will discuss the origin of modern functional and social standards in the history of technique, and how the constant advancement of technique towards a progressive centrality of the hand and fingers has impacted the very environmental and cultural factor that foster the normalization of function. Secondly, it will offer an overview of the different etiologies of hand-induced disabilities and their relationship to the logics of programmability of action and eugenetics, and the different kind of prosthetics that contemporary technology allows to develop. It will finally delve into the state of design of an AR/IoT prosthetic system the purpose of which is to offer a specific kind of non-speech vocal gestuality to control the interface of a Smart Home.
26 March 2024
14:00
16:00

Aula Immersiva

Università degli Studi di Milano

Via Santa Sofia, 9

Chiromorphisms. The technical genesis of modern disability
Alessandro Costella
Aula Immersiva
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Santa Sofia, 9
20240326
14:00
16:00