Rosi Braidotti, Maria Hlavajova (eds.): Posthuman Glossary (2018)

8 March 2018, dusan

“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
Theory series
ISBN 1350030252, 9781350030251
xxxii+538 pages



Anti-Natural Even Salon (2016)

23 January 2018, dusan

“Anti-Natural prompts invited artists and theorists into a range of responses to notions on the production of the natural, where the human imperative is the need to produce or change nature, to re-nature nature, and so to make the highest poverty, the diagonalising of new ecologies and forms of life without the supra-prosthetic of ‘Nature’ itself.”

Contributions by Danilo Mandic, Himali Singh Soin, Inigo Wilkins, Jelena Stojkovic, Jonathan Kemp, Laboria Cuboniks / Diann Bauer, Marina Vishmidt, Nihal Yesil, Paul Abbott, Roc Jimenez de Cisneros, Sabina Ahn, Tim Goldie, Felix De Bousies, and _blank.

Publisher Even Press, London, 2016
52 pages



Flusser Studies, 24: Archiving Flusser (2017) [DE, EN]

1 January 2018, dusan

“Archiving the work of an artist or thinker is an activity that strongly defines and structures our view of her/him. Archives allot a specific place for each selected item and at the same time construct possible paths between them. This implies highlighting some areas while hiding others. In this sense, an archive is always also a metaphor for the work of an author. Traditional archives operate with hierarchical structures like the alphabet, which automatically define s a beginning and an end. Information technology, however, has opened a completely new array of possibilities. This issue of Flusser Studies reflects upon these theoretical and epistemological implications by presenting the different ways that Vilém Flusser’s work has been archived over the last 25 years.” (from Introduction)

With contributions by Vilém Flusser on memory, Bernd Wingert on Flusser Hypertext, Vera Schwamborn on MaHiPo, Klaus Sander and Daniel Irrgang on Flusser-Quellen, Claudia Klinger on Die Flusser-Files, Anita Jóri and Alexander Schindler on the Vilém Flusser Archive, Gerardo Santana Trujillo on MagmaMater, Gustavo Bernardo Krause on FlusserBrasil, and Simone Osthoff on her research on the archive.

Edited by Steffi Winkler and Rainer Guldin
Published December 2017
ISSN 1661-5719