Call: Imagining Technologies / Technologizing Imagination(s) issue of I Castelli di Yale [The Castles of Yale]

Call for Abstracts

Imagining Technologies / Technologizing Imagination(s)
Theme section, Vol. XII, No. 2, 2024

I Castelli di Yale [The Castles of Yale]

Edited by Annabelle Dufourcq, Agostino Cera and Andrea Zoppis

Submission deadline: June 25, 2024

The proliferation of technology in our daily lives has a huge impact on our sensibilities and capacity to imagine the world we live in. Technology increasingly affects institutions, communication and behavior in the anonymous imaginary field that haunts us and our reality. As a result, according to many scholars, technology should be considered our current oikos, sphere or ‘(neo)environment’.

Looking at the latest technological developments, the relationship between the anonymous imaginary and the more active and personal imagination has become increasingly significant and crucial. On the one hand, the technological devices we use are already filled with sedimented imaginary power and thus (re)shape our world without our consent. On the other hand, the imaginal power held by technology maintains a status of ambiguity, according to which it can inspire but also obstruct our imaginative and creative processes.

To understand the world-shaping role of technology in our society, as well as our changing subjectivity, it seems necessary to reconsider imagination, that is, as a free faculty capable of denying what is generally conceived as real, or according to its intimate relation to the perceived world and reality. Imagination can thus be anthropologically understood in terms of its material limits or support, or as something already technically inherent to the knowing subject. Moreover, technological development and the new ways of creating images seem to require the establishment of a corresponding ‘techno-imagination‘.

Given the current ever-increasing peculiarity of “imagination” and “imaginary”, we need new ways of investigating our imaginative involvement in the technological (neo)environment, i.e. new philosophical paths of thinking about the chiasm between technology and imagination.

Precisely this is the purpose of the special issue of “I Castelli di Yale” titled Imagining Technologies / Technologizing Imagination(s), that is, to ask for contributions concerning the relationship between imagination, the imaginary and technology.

Possible topics include:

  • How can we (re)think about the role of imagination in our subjective relationship with new technologies?
  • How is our image of the world changing with the advent of such technologies?
  • What role might more primitive forms of technology play in rethinking our imaginative and sensible engagement with the world?
  • How can help a reflection on the imaginary dimension of reality contribute to a more ecological approach to technology?
  • What role can imagination play in broadening the horizon of the debate on gender differences?
  • How is the relationship between imagination and technology articulated in the social treatment of disability?
  • How is the relationship between imagination and technology structured in cultures other than the Western one?
  • How do technical operations and material conditions influence the “imaginary texture of reality” and the function of imagination?
  • What is the role of sensibility in rethinking the relationship between imagination and technology?
  • What might be the risks and possibilities of connecting with the creative source of our imagination in what seems to be emerging as a technological age?

For further references you can find the extended version of the CFA at the link below:



Abstracts (maximum 500 words) must be submitted via the OJS platform by 25 June 2024. Acceptance of submissions will be communicated by 30 June 2024. Accepted contributions should be submitted via the OJS platform. Contributions should be submitted anonymously (max 45,000 characters including spaces) by 15 September 2024 to the “Sezione Tema” [Theme Section]. Proposals must include an abstract (maximum 1000 characters, including spaces), 5 keywords and a bio-bibliographical sketch in English. In addition to English, the following languages will be accepted for submissions Italian, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. All papers will be peer-reviewed in a double-blind process. Author review is expected by 30 October 2024, while publication is planned for December 2024.


Focus & Scope:

I Castelli di Yale -online collects essays and studies related to the philosophical disciplines, in their historical, moral, theoretical, aesthetic, and social declinations. Widening its scope to include new disciplinary areas is the primary commitment of the journal, which aims to enhance and promote the high educational function of philosophy among scholars and lovers of the subject.

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