M.A. Pedagogy, child and youth psychotherapist (in training)
Ramona Eck studied pedagogics, special needs education, art education and educational sciences at the University of Würzburg (Germany). She finished her Master’s degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Roland Stein in 2016. Besides working as a research associate at the University of Würzburg she also was a referent in the field of vocational adult education for mentally handicapped until 2016. She was also responsible for group management at the sheltered workshop “Eisinger Werkstatt”. Since 2015 she has been working as a referent for inclusion in the project “Inclusion and occupational participation” at the Don Bosco vocational school for special needs education. Additionally, she is working as a child and youth psychotherapist in training at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Würzburg.
Articles of Ramona Eck
Mit anderen unsterblich werden. Der Dialog bei Vilém Flusser
This essay deals with Flusser’s theory of inter-subjectivity by reflecting upon immortality, which can originate in dialogical exchange with others. Flusser’s utopia of a telematic society will be discussed as an utopia of dialogical living, referring to Martin Buber’s dialogic principle. This contribution would like to develop Flusser’s thoughts on a responsible society in an age of massification through the media. In this context, the experience of Bodenlosigkeit as well as the idea of self-projection are of fundamental significance.
Der maskierte Mensch: Vom Subjekt zum Projekt in der Stimmung des Orgasmus
This article starts from the assumption that Heidegger’s notion of Geworfenheit (Thrownness) can be overcome through alternative design or projection of human beings. Designing the body has so far received little attention within the research on Vilém Flusser. The essay begins with a discussion of bodily design moving on to an examination of sexual coitus and orgasm. Human re-invention is depicted in terms of sexual design, by assuming, in accordance with Flusser, a kind of sex, which is entirely independent of procreation or of any other biological consideration and exclusively directed towards orgasm as an intersubjective integration with the other person. This is not so much a form of surrender as an attempt at self-oblivion. The article also deals with the victory over death through orgasm, showing Flusser’s theoretical proximity to Wilhelm Reich’s psychoanalysis. The concept of orgasm will also be discussed in view of techno-imaginary charity as a gesture of love, addressing Flusser’s topos of masquerade, along with the possibilities of its overcoming.