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Film and Philosophy


Patricia Pisters and Josef Früchtl

Description of the research programme of the research group 

This project is devoted to the organization of a monthly seminar exploring the philosophical and film- and media theoretical dimensions of contemporary audio-visual culture, both in artistic and popular forms of expression. Close readings of primary texts, and in depth analyses of media objects, introduced by a member of the seminar or by a (international) guest speaker will provide the basis of our discussions and reflections.

Previous seminars:

  • 2018-2019: Race in Philosophy and Media
  • 2017-2018: Forms of Complexity
  • 2016-2017: Machinic Ecologies, the Episteme of Creativity, and the Anthropocene
  • 2015-2016:Surveillance and Control: Visible and Invisible Dimensions of Global Media Culture
  • 2014-2015:New Sincerity and the Aesthetics of Engagement
  • 2013-2014: The Speculative Turnin Film and Digital Art


This project is active in the following research constellations: