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Metal and Flesh: The Evolution of Man: Technology Takes Over (Leonardo)

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For more than 3,000 years, humans have explored uncharted geographic and spiritual realms. Present-day explorers face new territories born from the coupling of living tissue and metal, strange lifeforms that are intelligent but unconscious, neither completely alive nor dead. Our bodies are now made of machines, images, and information. We are becoming cultural bodies in a world inhabited by cyborgs, clones, genetically modified animals, and innumerable species of human/information symbionts.Ollivier Dyens's Metal and Flesh is about two closely related phenomena: the technologically induced transformation of our perceptions of the world and the emergence of a cultural biology. Culture, according to Dyens, is taking control of the biosphere. Focusing on the twentieth century--which will be remembered as the century in which the living body was blurred, molded, and transformed by technology and culture--Dyens ruminates on the undeniable and irreversible human/machine entanglement that is changing the very nature of our lives.

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A poetic exploration of the new world created by the collision of the biological body with technology and culture.

Synopsis:

For more than 3,000 years, humans have explored uncharted geographic and spiritual realms. Present-day explorers face new territories born from the coupling of living tissue and metal, strange lifeforms that are intelligent but unconscious, neither completely alive nor dead. Our bodies are now made of machines, images, and information. We are becoming cultural bodies in a world inhabited by cyborgs, clones, genetically modified animals, and innumerable species of human/information symbionts.

About the Author

Ollivier Dyens is Assistant Professor of French at Concordia University in Montreal.Ollivier Dyens is Assistant Professor of French at Concordia University in Montreal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262042000
Translator:
Dyens, Ollivier
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Translator:
Bibbee, Evan J.
Author:
Dyens, Ollivier
Author:
Bibbee, Evan J.
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Body, human
Subject:
Cybernetics
Subject:
Technology and civilization
Subject:
Technology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Leonardo Book Series Metal and Flesh
Series Volume:
no. 197
Publication Date:
20011012
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
8 x 5.375 in

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"Synopsis" by , For more than 3,000 years, humans have explored uncharted geographic and spiritual realms. Present-day explorers face new territories born from the coupling of living tissue and metal, strange lifeforms that are intelligent but unconscious, neither completely alive nor dead. Our bodies are now made of machines, images, and information. We are becoming cultural bodies in a world inhabited by cyborgs, clones, genetically modified animals, and innumerable species of human/information symbionts.
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