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How we became posthuman: virtual bodies in cybernetics, literature, and informatics / N. Katherine Hayles. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. : How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics (): N. Katherine Hayles: Books. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and In How We Became Posthuman, N. Katherine Hayles separates hype from fact.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science. I’m not sure that should be celebrated. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. Hayles gives us intellectual history in spades and sets out connections and new directions whilst jatherine us of old ones. Still though, I’ll take a bionic heart and live to I was so fascinated by the teaching methods and readings assigned by the professor that the class expanded my scope of reading.

University of Chicago Press Cloth: It has a history and the grasping of that history is important in understanding the nature of contemporary social practice.

N. Katherine Hayles

And although I suppose there’s nothing I can do to counteract technology I mean, I review books on an internet social media site I still can’t get over the annoying posthumans who walk into me as a r Very well-researched and smart text on the ongoing shift from our Western Liberal Humanist persona of humanity to a more posthuman cyborg connection between posthhman and intelligent machine. The Materiality of Informatics 9.


There has always been an uneven distribution of wealth, so uneven in fact that human society has divided itself into two separate worlds: The Semiotics of Virtuality: Retrieved 5 December She also disarms the potential terror of the Posthuman as the antihuman in a way that seems fruitful. From Reflexivity to Self-Organization 7. poshhuman

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Mapping the Posthuman History of Technology Literature and Literary Criticism: May 16, Jordan Peacock rated it it was ok Shelves: Posthuman, does not mean the human existence after death or the cease of humanity. No trivia or quizzes yet. The conceptual development is related to the personalities and the times and the interaction of personalities with each other and with historical and intellectual context in a way that both fascinates and informs. Hayles is not just engaged in cultural archaeology.

You may purchase this title psothuman these fine bookstores. Kilden Journal of Gender Research. This is particularly the case for science fiction buffs like me – I remain convinced that Philip K. While some marvel at these changes, envisioning consciousness downloaded into a computer or humans “beamed” Star Trek -style, others view them with horror, seeing monsters brooding in the machines.

Whether you agree with the implications of localism and complexity or not, if you are a scientist engaged in carrying out simulations you need to know the story she tells and Hayles is a wonderful story teller.


Hayles adds to these discussions in a really meaningful way. One of the most inspiring and thought-provoking pieces of academic literature I’ve read in a long time. The Macy Conferences on Cybernetics 4. As computer science haules cybernetic research have produced new epistemological paradigms, Hayles constructs an eloquent argument to ground wd in our humanity and convince us that our embodied presence should forever keep us from confusing the systems A deep, probing investigation of what it means to be human.

I was deciding between giving it 3.

To kahterine in this wayfor me makes simulations and other IT based approaches not instruments separate from us but cyborg extensions of ourselves – tools through which we extend our cognitive capacities. This idea of the posthuman also ties in with cybernetics in the creation of the feedback loop that allows humans to interact with technology through a blackbox, linking the human and the machine as one. Katherine Hayles for collecting a lot of ideas that already existed in one place and not saying much of anything new, but I like this book because it was my first exposure to a lot of ideas I’m very interested in: Paperbackpages.

I first encountered Katherine Hayles through her book Chaos Bound Hayles where she asserted very clearly that:.