Machine Horizons: Post-Phenomenological AI Studies

Jesse Josua Benjamin

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In this dissertation, Jesse Josua Benjamin combines philosophical analyses, technical readings and design research to propose post-phenomenological AI studies as a program for investigating how contemporary artificial intelligence (AI) technologies shape the relations between human beings and their worlds. Alongside a number of conceptual innovations refined through historical and contemporary case studies as well as philosophy-in-practice, the titular machine horizons are the key objective for this programmatic proposal: establishing a relation between the appearance of technologies and their structural make-up, and thereby unfolding the synching of human experience to the interplay of data and models of AI technologies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Aydin, Ciano, Supervisor
  • Verbeek, Peter-Paul C.C., Supervisor
  • Nagenborg, Michael H., Co-Supervisor
Award date3 Feb 2023
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-5534-0
Electronic ISBNs978-90-365-5535-7
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2023


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    Benjamin, J. J., Biggs, H., Berger, A., Rukanskaitė, J., Heidt, M., Merrill, N., Pierce, J. & Lindley, J., 23 Jan 2023.

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    Benjamin, J. J., 2022

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  • Three Post-Phenomenological Design Projects on and with ML Technologies as Philosophy-in-Practice

    Benjamin, J. J., 6 Nov 2022, (E-pub ahead of print/First online) [ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes: Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR 2021). Bruyns, G. & Wei, H. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 3540-3547 8 p.

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