Between calculation and chaos — supracultural nature of technology
The article examines the question of the impact of technology on culture. To this end the author distinguishes two speeds — of culture and of technology. The former is characterised by a slow tempo typical of symbolisation, which leads to the emergence of institutions regulating the teaching process. The latter is characterised by infinite speeds that prevent symbolisation. Technical velocity in itself is not analysed here; the author examines its impact on culture, which moves at a slower pace. It becomes a cause of de-symbolisation leading to de-institutionalisation, because it introduces various phenomena into culture at a pace to which it is not adapted. In the conclusion the author points to specific consequences of this change. His reflections in the article refer to findings of B. Stiegler, G. Hottois, G. Simondon and W. Chyła.