Cyberfeminism And Artificial Life / Edition 1

Cyberfeminism And Artificial Life / Edition 1

by Sarah Kember, Kember Sarah
     
 

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life examines the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture. It takes a critical political view of the concept of life as information, tracing this through the new biology and the discourse of genomics as well as through the changing discipline of artificial life and its

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Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life examines the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture. It takes a critical political view of the concept of life as information, tracing this through the new biology and the discourse of genomics as well as through the changing discipline of artificial life and its manifestation in art, language, literature, commerce and entertainment. From cloning to computer games, and incorporating an analysis of hardware, software and 'wetware', Sarah Kember extends current understanding by demonstrating the ways in which this relatively marginal field connects with, and connects up global networks of information systems.
Ultimately, this book aims to re-focus concern on the ethics rather than on the 'nature' of life-as-it-could-be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415240260
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/17/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Autonomy and artificiality in global networks1
2The meaning of life part 1: the new biology14
3Artificial Life53
4CyberLife's Creatures83
5Network identities116
6The meaning of life part 2: genomics145
7Evolving feminism in Alife environments175
8Beyond the science wars211
Notes217
Bibliography227
Index243

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