Saturday, 08 January
522. Whither Posthumanism?
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Olympic I, J. W. Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Ivan Callus, Univ. of Malta
Speakers: Micheal Sean Bolton, Arizona State Univ.; Scott DeShong, Quinebaug Valley Community Coll., CT; Irving Goh, Cornell Univ.; Svitlana Matviyenko, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia; Matthew A. Taylor, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Respondent: Stefan Herbrechter, Coventry Univ.
This session revisits and critiques some of the foremost concerns within posthumanism. Issues arising in the discussion include posthuman subjectivity; prosthetics and posthumanist disability studies; posthumanism, finitude, and the prospect of “life after people”; shifting relationships among humans, animals, and machines; cybernetics; the politics and ethics of the posthuman; the idea of a “posthumanism without technology.”
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