University of Southern California + University
course taught in Heraklion (Island of Crete, Greece) is acollaboration between
the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of Crete (UoC).
evolution of technology combined with the constant need for validated
interventions in the fields of human health and development requires intimate
collaborations between arts, science, and the humanities. The ultimate goal for
this course is not the development of new technologies but the investigation of
interventions that can reduce unnecessary physical and mental suffering
(“ataraxia”). Guided by this philosophical principle rooted in Epicurean
philosophy, the course will demonstrate how successful creation, curation,
implementation, and evaluation of a “transcendent technology” can provide an
experience of high “eudaimonic” value for creators, patients, and health
professionals. We will explore theories, methods, and applications in relation
to the workshop/practicum theme. All disciplines are welcomed to participate.
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