Fourth Issue of fatum Magazine:
Intelligence, Forms and the Arts
Is it possible to use technology to create intelligence or basic components of intelligent behavior such as pattern recognition or creativity? How can scientific findings be represented artistically? What exactly is “form,” in and of itself?
The fourth issue of fatum—the student magazine of Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Society at TUM—discusses these and other questions concerning Intelligence, Forms, and the Arts. TUM-students and lecturers as well as guest authors from all over the world have contributed essays, reports, and literary pieces.
The Japanese aesthetic principle
In an exclusive interview, Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford) says that we are in the midst of an information revolution. He describes how philosophy as “conceptual design” can provide the terminology needed to understand and actively shape technology and modern societies.
Mogan Ramesh introduces the Japanese aesthetic principle “Wabi Sabi” and explains its importance for Japanese Art and (pop) culture. Aili Bresnahan (Dayton University) discusses how it is possible to philosophize while dancing—and even let Philosophy dance.
The TUM’s Philosophy Magazine—a Student Initiative
Fatum is run by students of the Master’s course of Philosophy of Science and Technology at TUM and other students who are interested in philosophy. The magazine is published biannually at the Department of Philosophy and Theory of Science. The current circulation is 1,200 copies.
The magazine was distributed free of charge in the course of a release tour to the three TUM-sites (among other locations) from June 16 to 22. The magazine will also be available at several TUM-libraries. You can find all articles of current and past issues on www.fatum-magazin.de. The editorial board appreciates feedback regarding the magazine and welcomes students who would like to join the team in the areas of editing, finance, illustration, or design.
Contact: Samuel Pedziwiatr, firstname.lastname@example.org