Presentation

The demand for basic education of a technical mindset provided for everyone is imperative for the daily life development, much like basic math skills or abilities such as social interaction. Many things have been proven due to the pandemic; this, is another one of those. Now we know that without a minimum aptitude of technical competency, which covers selfcare, conservation and food preparation, mass versus energy, set up and minimal locative reparations of apparatus, access to channels of communication, and setup of videoconferences, it is impossible to surpass the time that has already passed this past year.

Now, not only do we face the challenge of easy access to technological assets, but new challenges have risen: their design, production, commercialization, setup, marketing, and reparation. Even the combination of science, technology, society, and innovation have paved the way to face these challenges, one conspicuous tradition, brought into attention by G. Simondon and the doctrines of the individuation of the person much like the technical object, with multiple planetary developments, has put the focus on how the personal and collective life is setup, based on and with the aid of the technique. This include since the technique manifestations in the craftsmen, until the complexities of the servocontrol, the urban planing, the megaprojects industrial and agricultural, the biotechnology and space travel, among other manifestations.

The question that has risen is, how each person separates themselves from one another in a technical world; but, on the other hand, how the technical object, on its own, is held accountable for and separates itself from its maker; and, at the end, how through technology the individual spreads and affects others and receives from others. Also, how the technical object by itself, through their own operational structure, affects individuals and people alike, and gains impact of the relation born with these.

It is true, that even in this late stage of capitalism, we still cannot understand and even dispute without the surrounding of a technical culture; but, further more than the conditioning of this model per the Technical Mindset: How are interterpersonal, intersubjective relationships, under the  technical mentality? In short, all this is not only involved in processes of material production, but also in processes of constitution and configuration (or reconfiguration) of subjectivity in the contemporary world of life.

Under the previous considerations, a door opens to the certain categories in order to participate in this evento, where there will not only be a revision of the state of art of the technical mindsettemáticas, but also looking by, structurally, to propose how can plasmate the most relevant evidences in public policies. Ultimately, democracy does not only go through the massification of access to the latest generation devices. At its root, democracy implies a technical mentality that allows each and every one of the citizens: to deploy their personal being in meaningful interactions with others on the basis of a world marked by technique and transmuted by a technical mentality

Politicians, philosophers, technicians, technologists, sociologists, psychologists, artists, among other professionals converge at the meeting. The question is assumed from the structure of the technical mentality as a performative condition in the constitution of subjectivity and symbolic interaction. The deliberations take care of the evidences and the working hypotheses of the order of the description, as well as the interpretation of the technical mentality as a phenomenon.

The event will hold guests, such as panel speakers, who have a long career in the reffered research field

and opening to papers by researchers that hold emergent point of views; in short, a synthesis of tradition and rupture in the understanding of the technical mentality as a phenomenon of culture is reconciled.

Throughout the event, there will be an homage to the life and work of professor Edgar Andrade Londoño, in order to recognize the special work of the First Colombian & Latinamerican Congress of Technological education (EDenTec), which took place in 1996 in Colombia, and constituted one of the country’s greatest effort to unite professors specialized in the field of technological education.