From Democratic Capitalism to Real Virtualism / Katherine Hayles
Other - Lecture/Discussion
Thursday, March 28, 2013
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
As computational devices shrink in size and become more portable, they also become more intimate and more likely to be carried on (or within) the human body. As a result, human agency is decentered, and new configurations arise to fill the vacuum. If democratic capitalism is based on the notion of the liberal humanist subject, what reconfigurations will emerge when the subject is envisioned as an assemblage between virtual and real-world components, human and nonhuman agents?
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Last Modified: January 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM