Being Human: The Technological Extensions of the Boundaries of the Body

Being Human: The Technological Extensions of the Boundaries of the Body

by Paola Mieli
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568860536

ISBN-13: 9781568860534

Pub. Date: 08/01/1998

Publisher: Marsilio Publishers

Cultural Writing. Science. Psychoanalysis. Edited by Jacques Houis, Paolo Mieli & Mark Stafford. From computer science to bioengineering, new technologies are transforming human reality. Technological extensions and interventions are altering the ways we relate to ourselves and the world. Psychoanalysts, together with scientists, scholars, artists, and poets,

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Cultural Writing. Science. Psychoanalysis. Edited by Jacques Houis, Paolo Mieli & Mark Stafford. From computer science to bioengineering, new technologies are transforming human reality. Technological extensions and interventions are altering the ways we relate to ourselves and the world. Psychoanalysts, together with scientists, scholars, artists, and poets, examine these transformations through discussions in such fields as Artificial Intelligence, Space Technology, Electronic Music, New Media, Medicine, Genetics, and Cryonics. The result of an unprecedented forum, this book asks how we can begin to address what Serge Leclaire called "an ethics suitable to the current mutation of our relationship to life and death."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568860534
Publisher:
Marsilio Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Premise11
Colloquium Proceedings13
Opening Remarks15
The Technological Extensions of the Mind21
Opening Remarks48
"The Proposed Theme"49
"The Technological Extensions of the Structure of the Body"52
Opening Remarks98
"Downtime"99
"The Technological Extensions of the Senses"102
Afterthoughts149
Elements for a Unifying Thread151
Comments on "Elements for a Unifying Thread"156
An Introduction161
Brief Preliminary Considerations on Sameness, Otherness, Idiocy, and Transformation163
"The natural interface between the symbolic and the real."189
The Biological Truth Criterion: A Shaky Foundation191
Human Individuality in the Age of DNA Diagnosis197
Psychoanalysis and Genetics: Clinical Considerations and Practical Suggestions201
"I don't think it matters to anyone where their eggs and their sperm come from."213
Reading, Writing and the Discourse of DNA, or The Mind of a Molecule215
Interview with Renee Fox242
Some Reflections on Medically Assisted Reproduction257
Allah Mean Everything!277
"A process of insidious but irreversible metamorphosis."291
The Reciprocal Creation of the World and the Subject293
When Science Remakes the Body305
Medical Discourse, Science, and the "Talking Cure"320
Towards an Epistemology of the Unconscious332
"Why do people say artificial mind and not artificial soul?"355
What Do Cyborgs Eat? Oral Logic in an Information Society357
"Your Wish Is My Command": Human Communication with Magical and Mechanical Agencies in Norbert Wiener's Cybernetics387
"Ain't science a wonderful Idea?"401
An Advocation for Immortality403
The Worlds of Bodies435
"You knew that sooner or later you would meet yourself either coming or going."437
E-mail439
The Anger of Friendship448
Some Notes on the Technological Extensions of the Senses in the Age of Television454
Because We Are Digital460
Variations on the Technical Body472
"Maybe they are everywhere, hearing all the messages we are constantly sending, and under no circumstances do they want to answer."475
Alien Abilities and Behavior477
Panelists and Contributors497

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