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Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

David Cecchetto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the recent emergence of copious scholarship that considers the discursive life of the term “human,” posthumanism has become a timely interdisciplinary discourse. This study is a critical ... More


From Affect to Affectivity: Mark B. N. Hansen’s Organismic Posthumanism

David Cecchetto

in Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 articulates Mark Hansen's argument for an affective topology of the senses, corroborating the increased importance of digital technologies in this perspective through a brief comparison of ... More


<i>Aesthēsis and Technē</i>: New Technologies and Lyotard’s Aesthetics

Ashley Woodward

in Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Lyotard’s consideration of the way that technologies, and in particular information technologies, reconfigure the nature of aesthetic experience. When art uses communication ... More


Inhuman Arts: From Cubism to New Media

Ashley Woodward

in Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Twentieth century European philosophy has seen many influential critiques of the technological dehumanisation process, often accompanied by appeals to the humanising powers of art as a potential ... More


From Genes to Memes: Ollivier Dyens and the Scientific Posthumanism of Darwinian Evolution

David Cecchetto

in Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 reads the concept of “cultural bodies” described in the work of Ollivier Dyens, which extrapolates Richard Dawkins's “selfish gene” argument. After uncovering a looming tautology that ... More


N. Katherine Hayles and Humanist Technological Posthumanism

David Cecchetto

in Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 engages the work of Katherine Hayles in its attempt to think beyond deconstruction. Ultimately, the chapter argues that Hayles's posthumanism more readily connects (for better and worse) to ... More


The Trace: Melancholy and Posthuman Ethics

David Cecchetto

in Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 4 mobilizes Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's participatory telepresent installation The Trace in relation to the call for an embodied understanding of information pronounced in Hayles's posthumanism. ... More


Skewed Remote Musical Performance: Sounding Deconstruction

David Cecchetto

in Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter Six discusses an art practice—Skewed Remote Musical Performance—that models a way in which sound disjunctively intervenes in constructions of presence and absence, opening its practitioners ... More


Dark Matters: An Eidolic Collision of Sound and Vision

David Cecchetto

in Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ultimately, Chapter 1 conducts a hauntology of the positivist definition of life that Dyens extrapolates from Dawkins. In Chapter 2, the invisible forces that this haunting suggests are further ... More


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