Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology

Volume 15, Issue 3, Fall 2011

Phenomenology and Classroom Computer Simulation

Darin Barney
Pages 209-214

Gut Feelings
A Response to Norm Friesen’s “Dissection and Simulation”

This response considers how Friesen’s account of simulation helps us to think through the situation of politics under technological conditions. The alleviation of material and corporeal risks entailed in simulated dissection is compared to the manner in which emerging media technologies facilitate experiences of political participation that are evacuated of the burdens of engagement. This dynamic is finally attributed not to digital mediation itself, but to its operation under the sign of simulation.