Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin (Poland)
Przemysław Wiatr is a media theoretician and assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy and Sociology of Politics at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland). His interests focus on popular and visual culture, but also on philosophical approaches toward contemporary technology and its meaning for today’s culture. He authored the first Polish monograph on Vilém Flusser: W cieniu posthistorii – wprowadzenie do filozofii Viléma Flussera (In the Shadow of Posthistory – Introduction to the Philosophy of Vilém Flusser) (2018). He is also a translator and editor of the first Polish book of Flusser’s collected works Kultura pisma. Z filozofii słowa i obrazu (Culture of Writing. Philosophy of Word and Image) (2018). He was co-organizer of the first Polish symposium devoted entirely to the figure of Vilém Flusser, Vilém Flusser and Media Culture. On the Dialogue Between Words, Writing and Technical Images, Lublin, 6th March, 2019.
Articles of Przemysław Wiatr
In Search of the Other – Vilém Flusser and Dialogical Life / In the Shadow of Post-History – Introduction to the Philosophy of Vilém Flusser
How does the philosophy of Vilém Flusser present the subject of moral values? Can we talk about Vilém Flusser’s ethics? Who is the Other and how do we engage with him/her? Flusser’s philosophy, especially the notion of dialogue, attempt to give an answer to these fundamental existential, moral, and social questions that our postmodern world is confronted with. Interestingly enough, Flusser’s philosophy describes the experience of meeting the Other starting out from a reflection on media.