• Disability, Technology, Time: The ‘Technological Unconscious’ as an Unsafe Ground for Bodily Activity

    Author(s):
    Jonathan Paul Mitchell (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Disability studies
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Interrogating Prostheses
    Conf. Org.:
    Nordic Network for Gender, Body & Health
    Conf. Loc.:
    Stockholm University
    Conf. Date:
    15-16 May 2017
    Tag(s):
    critical disability studies, phenomenology, philosophy of technology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6RQ4Q
    Abstract:
    In this paper I’m going to talk about very basic kinds of technology, and how these contribute to the enaction of disability. I’ll first sketch some commonplaces concerning the body and technology, before outlining my own position on these: that the body has a fundamental relationality, of which technology comprises an aspect. Then I’ll outline inter-mundane technology (a low level artefactuality that supports activity while falling outside awareness, so that its contribution goes unacknowledged and the activity appears natural) and the technological unconscious (habituated expectation about how the world is). Finally, I’ll discuss how norms materialised in inter-mundane technologies lead to one way disability gets enacted, to erode bodily confidence in the world.
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