The Prosthetic Impulse: From a Posthuman Present to a Biocultural Future / Edition 1

The Prosthetic Impulse: From a Posthuman Present to a Biocultural Future / Edition 1

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by Marquard Smith
     
 

Where does the body end? Exploring the material and metaphorical borderline between flesh and its accompanying technologies.See more details below

Overview

Where does the body end? Exploring the material and metaphorical borderline between flesh and its accompanying technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262195300
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Marquard Smith is Director of the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture,University of Westminster, London. He is a Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Visual Culture.

Joanne Morra is Senior Lecturer in Historical and Theoretical Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. She is principal editor of the journal of visual culture.

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2A leg to stand on : prosthetics, metaphor, and materiality17
3The vulnerable articulate : James Gillingham, Aimee Mullins, and Matthew Barney43
4The physiology of art73
5Stumped by genes : Lingua Gataca, DNA, and prosthesis91
6The bug's body : a disappearing act107
7On the subject of neural and sensory prostheses125
8Disability, masculinity, and the prosthetics of war, 1945 to 2005155
9Naked187
10Visual technologies as cognitive prostheses : a short history of the externalization of the mind203
11Prosthetists at 33 1/3221
12Technology or the discourse of speed237
13Drawing machine : working through the materiality of Rauschenberg's Dante and Derrida's Freud265

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