Regional Director, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET)
Regional Director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training. Since 2010, President of Eranos Foundation. From 1996 to 2000, Co-director of Historical Ontology Research Group of the Husserl Archives of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, whose seminar work was published in three volumes by Vrin publishing house. In 1998, private lecturer of cultural philosophy at University of Lausanne. In 1999, substitute professor of systematic philosophy at University of Lausanne. From 2000 to 2003, guest professor of epistemology of the humanities, also at University of Lausanne. From 2003 to 2011, contract lecturer of communication ethics at Insubria University (Varese). Publications: La comunicazione interrotta. Etica e politica nel tempo della Rete, 2004; L’époque de la performance insignifiante. Réflections sur la vie désorientée, 2011; Schizotopies. Essai sur l’espace de la mobilisation, 2013; Catastrofi dell’immediatezza (with S. Tagliagambe), 2016; L’architecture inefficiente (with L. Snozzi), 2016; La triste esthétique. Essai sur les catastrophes de l’immédiateté, 2018 (to be published in Italian by Bollati-Boringhieri publishing house).
«When we talk about digitalization, we refer to a range of very precise techniques that enable us to switch from analogue to digital processing of content. This process of converting content to digital form is partly intended to make knowledge more flexible (in terms of selection, storage, processing of one or more datasets). More generally, the term ‘digitalization’ refers to the resources created by communication and information technologies. And this brings us into the realm of ‘remote technologies’, i.e. all technologies that help to eliminate distance (‘remote’) both in terms of time and space. Their anthropological impact is as important as that of other technologies of the past. What is important in this respect, however, is to clearly understand the nature of this impact, not only in terms of changes to our living space and our experience of time but also in terms of changing cognitive processes: how are the internal mechanisms of learning, knowledge processing and memorisation changing and in what way have they remained the same? In other words, what new cognitive training do we require in order to make use of remote technologies?»