Tag: posthumanism

COVID19 and the post-human era

The coronavirus has hastened the post-human era – TechCrunch “In the mid-1970s, Professor Fereidoun M. Esfandiary decided to change his name. From then on he would be legally called “FM-2030.” Conventional names define a person’s past: ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I am not who I was ten years ago … The name 2030 reflects my…

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Developing new ways to get inside our brains. Soon I’ll be able to just ask Google what I think, desire, feel.

Humanist transhumanism: Citizen Cyborg

Humanist transhumanism: Citizen Cyborg I’ve just finished a review copy of James Hughes’s “Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future.” I was skeptical when this one arrived, since I’ve read any number of utopian wanks on the future of humanity and the inevitable withering away of the state…

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Speculative Posthumanism and “Dark Phenomenology”

Speculative Posthumanism and “Dark Phenomenology” “Roden wants to develop a theoretical framework– he calls it “speculative posthumanism”–that will allow us to think through the possibility of unboundedly weird forms of posthuman life. In the absence of such a conceptual apparatus, he thinks that we lack the resources to think the difference the posthuman impies. According…

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Donna Haraway in When Species Meet:  “I brace myself to go on by studying the artist David Goines’s Chinese Year of the Dog poster for 2006: one of the most gorgeous chow chows I have ever seen. Indifferent to the charms of a blue-purple tongue, D&G [Deleuze & Guattari] knew how to kick the psychoanalyst…

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How Did Humanism Die? How Did It Survive?

How Did Humanism Die? How Did It Survive? In 2019, the idea of “humanism” feels passé. If humanism means “universally shared values,” or “progress,” or an exceptionalism based on the power of reason, then the cruelties of industrial capitalism and the mass violence of two World Wars have given those meanings very little to subsist…

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后人类时代 早前糊里糊涂地参加了一个科幻小说研讨会。我一向避免出席研讨会,怎料一去便去了个关于科幻的,跟我本人好像没有多大关系。我一不是科幻小说家,二不是科幻小说的读者。那我为什么会出现在这样的一个场合呢?原来这个研讨会对科幻的理解订得颇为宽松,但凡有关未来的奇想也纳入科幻想像之中。我的确写过不少“未来小说”,所以就有幸忝列其中了。跟我一样被认为是广义的科幻作家的,还有骆以军、陈冠中和阎连科。在众多正宗科幻作家、专家和读者面前,我们这些鱼目混珠的门外汉,自然是一派虚心学习的样子,不敢胡乱造次了。

技术媒介与当代文学生产的“后人类”向度-中国社会科学网 摘要:作为文学活动的物化前提,技术媒介介入文学生产由来已久。凭依现代科技的强势支撑,技术媒介在文学活动中逾越人类主导文学生产愈益可能,由技术媒介替代人类进行文学生产所形构的“后人类”景观挑战着文学作为“人学”的审美基调,但这并不预示着“后人类”文学替代人类文学的必然。本真的情感体验、独特的审美创造力以及文学表意的深度意蕴及其语言本体的多样化风格成为“后人类”文学弥合人类文学的现实阈限。而当下文学批评中崇尚理性、消解文学本质性征的诸多倾向却以一种通约性行为逐步瓦解着人类文学对可能到来的“后人类”文化的有效抗衡力。 关键词:技术媒介;后人类;文学生产;人文主义;理性意识   基金项目:本文是国家社科基金项目“视觉修辞与当代图像叙事的审美机制研究”(18BZW025)的阶段性成果。   作者简介:张伟,安徽农业大学人文社会科学学院副教授,复旦大学中文系博士后。

CFP Representation in the Time of the Posthuman…

Deadline for submissions: January 7, 2019  University of Zaragoza, Spain: May 29-31, 2019 email: [email protected] http://typh.unizar.es/conference The drive towards personal progress may be considered intrinsic to the human species. Whether intellectual, emotional, spiritual or bodily, perfection –or, less ambitiously, improvement– has always been pursued by different means like education, cultural development, meditation, or physical exercise, to…

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