7th July 2021 / 5 p.m. Auditorium Museu Coleção Berardo.
If the external image of the Earth that would become known as Blue Marble (Apollo 17, 1972) signalled a revitalised alliance between a humanism that reflected itself and the utopia of a universalism without geopolitical borders, the image of the Black Hole (2019) revealed an eminently non-human horizon, an abyss of pure abstraction in which we can never be reflected. From a dialogue between these two images, we seek to investigate the hypotheses of a new planetary regime that has been discussed and in which the ecological coexistence between multiple modes of existence - human, natural and technical -, the theses of the Anthropocene and the entropic indeterminacy that haunts any total representation of human activity are played out.
Manuel Bogalheiro is a professor at the Faculty of Communication, Arts, Architecture and Information Technologies of the Universidade Lusófona do Porto and guest assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He has a PhD in Communication Sciences, specialising in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies (FCSH-UNL), with a thesis entitled "Materiality and Technicity: research into technical objectuality", and was awarded a FCT scholarship. He is an integrated researcher at the Research Centre for Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies (CICANT), member of the scientific committee of the European funded project "CA2RE+ Collective Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training" and is the young researchers' representative of the Philosophy of Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). He integrated, between 2017 and 2021, the direction of the PhD in Media Art (ULP/ULHT). He researches and publishes in the areas of philosophy of technique, media materialities and cultural theory.
Recently, he edited and coordinated the volumes Crítica das Mediações Totais - Perspectivas Expandidas dos Media (Documenta, 2021) and, with Isabel Babo and João Sousa Cardoso, Expressões Visuais Disruptivas no Espaço Público (Edições Lusófonas/CICANT, 2021).