Friday, May 17, 2013

Posthumanism - To Merge Man and Machine

From Bookforum's Omnivore blog, here is a collection of links to articles on the intersection and interconnection of human and machine. Let me never live long enough to desire or have access to this technology.

To merge man and machine

MAY 6 2013
10:00AM

  • Brett Lunceford (South Alabama): Posthuman Visions: Creating the Technologized Body. 
  • Roland Benedikter on how an emerging tech-driven industry is trying to merge man and machine — yet we have barely begun to understand what constitutes our humanity. 
  • L. Kirk Hagen reviews Human No More: Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and the End of Anthropology
  • Posthuman politics under biocapitalism: Samuel Grove interviews Eva Giraud on the “posthumanist” thought of Donna Haraway. 
  • Does enhanced human equal transhuman? Armand Vespertine wonders. 
  • From Singularity 1 on 1, an interview with Robin Hanson: Details matter and for that you need social science. 
  • David Rieff on the Singularity of Fools: A special report from the utopian future. 
  • You can download several chapters from Singularity Hypotheses: A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment.

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