Posthuman Life

Author: David Roden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131759231X
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Posthuman Life develops a critical metaphysics of posthuman succession and argues that only a truly speculative posthumanism can support an ethics that meets the challenge of the transformative potential of technology.

Posthumous Life

Author: Jami Weinstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544324
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Following on from a questioning of the nature and limits of life in the natural sciences, essays in this volume question the limits and significance of the human and the humanites in the wake of various redefinitions of what counts as life.

Cyberfeminism And Artificial Life

Author: Sarah Kember
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134551924
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As a cultural discourse, artificial life (alife) is more than a development of artificial
intelligence (AI) which seeks similar goals by means of inverse methods and
philosophies. As a cultural discourse, artificial life is both a descriptor of
posthuman life-as-weknow-it and a predictor of posthuman life-as-it-could-be.
The posthuman is cyborgian in the sense of its enmeshment, at all levels of
materiality and metaphor, with information, communication and biotechnologies
and with other ...

The Posthuman

Author: Rosi Braidotti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745669964
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The Posthuman offers both an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman.

Virginia Woolf And The Materiality Of Theory Sex Animal Life

Author: Derek Ryan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748676449
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and. Posthuman. Life: The. Waves. 'This table [...] about to undergo an
extraordinary transformation' (W97) In The Phantom Table (2000) Ann Banfield
sets Woolf's 'table' as the meeting place for her writings and the philosophy of
Bertrand Russell and the Cambridge Apostles. As 'the paradigmatic object of
knowledge' in the tradition of British Empiricism, the table is 'planted squarely in
the centre of Woolf's novelistic scenery';1 a place where Woolf can gather
together her thoughts on ...

Posthuman Ethics

Author: Patricia MacCormack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317077318
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The tattooed and modified body, the body made ecstatic through art, the body of the animal as a strategy for abolitionist animal rights, the monstrous body from teratology to fabulations, queer bodies becoming angelic, the bodies of the ...

Zeitschrift F R Fantastikforschung 2 2011

Publisher: LIT Verlag M√ľnster
ISBN: 3643998880
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Frankenstein und das posthumane Monster: Vincenzo Natalis SPLICE Lars
Schmeink Frankenstein and the Posthuman Monster: Vicenzo Natali's SPLICE
The essay provides a mythopoetical reading of the Canadian film SPLICE as a
twenty-first century adaptation of what Brian Aldiss called the "first great myth of
the industrial age" (23) and famously applied to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (
1816). Taking the Frankenste- in story of the human creation/invention of life via
science, the ...


Author: Donal P. O'Mathuna
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441149171
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Nanotechnology is one element that is seen to play a central role in realizing the
posthuman vision. The connection between nanotechnology and posthumanism
is not coincidental. It goes back many decades to Drexler's original interests in
life-extension and space colonization. This helps explain the comment in the
Transhumanist Declaration about their concern to overcome human 'confinement
to the planet earth' (Humanity+, 2002). Several billionaires privately fund
posthuman ...

How We Became Posthuman

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226321394
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plan to preserve biodiversity in Costa Rican rain forests; the second was a
suggestion that Tierra, his software program creating Artificial Life-forms inside a
computer, be released on the Internet so that it could "breed" diverse species on
computers all over the world. Ray saw the two proposals as complementary. The
first aimed to extend biological diversity for protein- based life-forms; the second
sought the same for silicon-based life-forms. Their juxtaposition dramatically
illustrates ...