Ed-Humanizing Techsocieties: Keeping Imaginative Education Alive





Imagination, Education, Ethics, Advanced technologies, Martha Nussbaum


The era of advanced technologies (internet of things, humanoid robotics, smart cities, metaverse) is already here. We need to focus on the ethical requirements of a human sustainability of this technological progress, and for sure we need to ask ourselves first of all if education is already doing its part by providing tools to manage this epochal transition. Has education been too content-oriented over the past fifty years? The aesthetic question of form has migrated elsewhere, becoming the main requirement of a culture based only on consuming. It is then necessary that education recovers the value of aesthetic awareness, in the face of new challenges. This proposal aims to focus on the question of form using some contemporary philosophical reflections to reaffirm the role of imagination as a necessary framework for any technological education.