Beyond the Cyborg

Adventures with Donna Haraway
Author: Margret Grebowicz,Helen Merrick
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520735
Category: Philosophy
Page: 208
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Feminist theorist and philosopher Donna Haraway has substantially impacted thought on science, cyberculture, the environment, animals, and social relations. This long-overdue volume explores her influence on feminist theory and philosophy, paying particular attention to her more recent work on companion species, rather than her "Manifesto for Cyborgs." Margret Grebowicz and Helen Merrick argue that the ongoing fascination with, and re-production of, the cyborg has overshadowed Haraway's extensive body of work in ways that run counter to her own transdisciplinary practices. Sparked by their own personal "adventures" with Haraway's work, the authors offer readings of her texts framed by a series of theoretical and political perspectives: feminist materialism, standpoint epistemology, radical democratic theory, queer theory, and even science fiction. They situate Haraway's critical storytelling and "risky reading" practices as forms of feminist methodology and recognize her passionate engagement with "naturecultures" as the theoretical core driving her work. Chapters situate Haraway as critic, theorist, biologist, feminist, historian, and humorist, exploring the full range of her identities and reflecting her commitment to embodying all of these modes simultaneously.

The Plant Contract

Art’s Return to Vegetal Life
Author: Prudence Gibson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004360549
Category: Science
Page: 190
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The Plant Contract presents contemporary art that changes human perception of the vegetal world, after centuries of plant disassociation, and returns us to the genius and solace of “nature and thought”.

The Cultural Politics of Queer Theory in Education Research


Author: Christina Gowlett,Mary Lou Rasmussen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317326695
Category: Education
Page: 124
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The Cultural Politics of Queer Theory in Education Research represents the editors’ intention to disrupt cycles of thinking about the place of queer theory in educational research. The book aims to encourage dialogue about the objects and subjects of queer research, the forms of politics incited by the use of queer theory in education, and the methodological approaches used by scholars when queer(y)ing. The contributions to this book come from those who find queer theory problematic, as well as from those who continue to see a productive place for queer research in education, however that may be defined. The editors have collected contributions that attend to the boundaries that are placed around queer research in education by researchers themselves, and by peers, ethics committees, funding bodies and university and government bureaucracies. Considering how key researchers in gender and education identify with, or deliberately distance themselves from, queer theory, this collection grapples with the contemporary cultural politics of doing queer theoretical work in different education spaces and places. In short, it seeks to disrupt what people think they already know about the ‘place’ of queer theory in education. This book was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Molekulares Rot

Theorie für das Anthropozän
Author: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3957574412
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 1954

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»Vielleicht brauchen wir eine neue kritische Theorie. Oder eine neu-alte, denn wie sich herausstellt, gab es bereits einmal eine kraftvolle und originelle Denkströmung, die in einem früheren, gescheiterten Versuch, die Vorgeschichte – die Zeit vor dem Anthropozän – zu beenden, beinahe ausgelöscht worden wäre.« Im Rückgriff auf die Ideengeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, insbesondere auf Alexander Bogdanov und Andrej Platonow, versucht McKenzie Wark in diesem radikalen Großessay die Grundlegung einer Theorie für das Anthropozän. Er fordert dabei einen alternativen – und keinen spekulativen – Realismus. Einen Realismus, der für plurale, sich mit anderen Geschichten befassende Narrative offen ist. Im Schatten der Kohlenstoffbefreiungsfront ruft er dazu auf, eine neue Poetik und Technik zur Wissensorganisation zu erschaffen, und wagt es, die Misere unserer Zeit neu zu denken.

The NewMediaReader


Author: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262232272
Category: Social Science
Page: 823
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A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media. This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II--when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared--and the emergence of the World Wide Web--when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.

The adventures of transcendental philosophy

Karl-Otto Apel's semiotics and discourse ethics
Author: Eduardo Mendieta
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 217
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Examines the philosophical origins of discourse ethics through the prism of Apel's thought. Finds that Apel fundamentally transformed German philosophy, which had become stagnant in the years before World War II, and deeply influenced later thinkers such as Jurgen Habermas.

SF: spekulative Fabulation und String-Figuren


Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
ISBN: 9783775728829
Category: Art
Page: 18
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The author of the influential Cyborg Manifestodevises a formula for a possible world named Terrapolis, connecting it to the making of Najavo string figures.

Hybridités posthumaines

Cyborgs, mutants, hackers
Author: N.A
Publisher: Editions Orizons
ISBN: 2140078608
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 266
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Fin des grands récits, fin du monde, fin de l'homme : nous n'en finissons plus de penser les fins et d'interroger ce faisant les conditions de notre présence. C'est qu'il faut encore des humains pour penser le posthumain... Si le principe de comparaison laisse entendre qu'hybrider, c'est penser, une approche de ces figures et structures hybrides semble propre à la compréhension des systèmes et des communications dans lesquelles nous nous inscrivons.

Monströse Versprechen

Coyote-Geschichten zu Feminismus und Technowissenschaft
Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783886192342
Category: Biology
Page: 215
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Philosophie der Technik

Eine Einführung
Author: Klaus Kornwachs
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406638341
Category: Philosophy
Page: 128
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Das Staunen über die Technik ist von gemischten Gefühlen begleitet. Zuerst ist Technik neu, dann gewohnt, dann unsichtbar. Wir bemerken sie nicht mehr. Aber sie beeinflusst unser Leben. Technik wird immer universaler und stellt die Frage nach der Verantwortung neu. Der Band gibt einen Überblick über die Grundströmungen der Technikphilosophie von der Antike über den zweifachen Aufbruch mit der Neuzeit und dem Beginn der Industrialisierung bis hin zur anthropologischen und kritischen Deutung der Technik von Arnold Gehlen, Günther Anders und Hans Jonas. Er hinterfragt das Selbstverständnis des modernen Ingenieurs und Technikers, den Prozess der Automatisierung und die Allverfügbarkeit technischer Lösungen.

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus


Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3847404067
Category: Political Science
Page: 205
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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.