Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information / Edition 1

Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information / Edition 1

by Robert Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415969050

ISBN-13: 9780415969055

Pub. Date: 11/06/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In an age of cloning, cyborgs, and biotechnology, the line between bodies and bytes seems to be disappearing. Data Made Flesh is the first collection to address the increasingly important links between information and embodiment, at a moment when we are routinely tempted, in the words of Donna Haraway, "to be raptured out of the bodies that matter in

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In an age of cloning, cyborgs, and biotechnology, the line between bodies and bytes seems to be disappearing. Data Made Flesh is the first collection to address the increasingly important links between information and embodiment, at a moment when we are routinely tempted, in the words of Donna Haraway, "to be raptured out of the bodies that matter in the lust for information," whether in the rush to complete the Human Genome Project or in the race to clone a human being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969055
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/06/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Data Made Flesh: The Material Poiesis of Informatics1
1Reading the "Sensible" Body: Medicine, Philosophy, and Semiotics in Eighteenth-Century France27
2Man and Horse in Harmony47
3Breeding and Training Bastards: Distinction, Information, and Inheritance in Gilded Age Trotting Horse Breeding65
4Desiring Information and Machines87
5LSDNA: Consciousness Expansion and the Emergence of Biotechnology103
6Sell: Body Wastes, Information, and Commodification121
7The Virtual Surgeon: New Practices for an Age of Medialization137
8The Bride Stripped Bare to Her Data: Information Flow + Digibodies153
9A Feeling for the Cyborg181
10If You Won't SHOOT Me, At Least DELETE Me! Performance Art from 1960s Wounds to 1990s Extensions201
11Flesh and Metal: Reconfiguring the Mindbody in Virtual Environments229
12Gene(sis)249
13Transgenic Art Online259
14Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics263
The Editors and Contributors279
Index283

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