Filed under book | Tags: · activism, algorithm, anthropocene, art, body, capitalism, capitalocene, cybernetics, ecology, feminism, human, inhuman, new materialism, philosophy, posthuman, posthumanism, theory
“If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human. Under the pressure of new contemporary concerns, however, we are experiencing a “posthuman condition”; the combination of new developments–such as the neoliberal economics of global capitalism, migration, technological advances, environmental destruction on a mass scale, the perpetual war on terror and extensive security systems–with a troublesome reiteration of old, unresolved problems that mean the concept of the human as we had previously known it has undergone dramatic transformations.
The Posthuman Glossary> is a volume providing an outline of the critical terms of posthumanity in present-day artistic and intellectual work. It builds on the broad thematic topics of Anthropocene/Capitalocene, eco-sophies, digital activism, algorithmic cultures and security and the inhuman. It outlines potential artistic, intellectual, and activist itineraries of working through the complex reality of the ‘posthuman condition’, and creates an understanding of the altered meanings of art vis-à-vis critical present-day developments. It bridges missing links across disciplines, terminologies, constituencies and critical communities. This original work will unlock the terms of the posthuman for students and researchers alike.”
Publisher Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
ISBN 1350030252, 9781350030251
Filed under book | Tags: · anthropocene, biology, capitalism, capitalocene, chthulucene, environment, feminism, human, human ecology, multispecies, nature
“In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway’s reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.”
Publisher Duke University Press, 2016
Experimental Futures series
ISBN 9780822373780, 0822373785
Talk (video, 25 min, 2014)
Interview with author: Lauren O’Neill-Butler (Artforum, 2016).
Reviews: Archie Davies (Antipode, 2016), Matt Thompson (Savage Minds, 2016), Ingrid M. Hoofd (Feminist Review, 2017), Devin Proctor (Anthropological Quarterly, 2017), Danya Glabau (J Cultural Economy, 2017), Oliver Basciano (ArtReview, 2017), Ben Denham (Sydney Review of Books, 2017), Juan Guevara (Space and Culture, 2018), Gyrus (Dreamflash, 2018), Luis Campos (Quarterly Review of Biology, 2018), Kaisa Kortekallio (European Journal of Women’s Studies, 2019), Irene Wolfstone (Imaginations, 2019), Thierry Hoquet (Critique, 2019, FR), Doortje Hörst (Junctions, 2019).
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