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Data Made Flesh

Author : Robert Mitchell
ISBN : 9781135216665
Genre : Computers
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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.

Anime And Philosophy

Author : Josef Steiff
ISBN : 9780812696707
Genre : Philosophy
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Anime and Philosophy focuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core. Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in the Shell, and Spirited Away are just a few of the films analyzed in this book. In these stories about monsters, robots, children, and spirits who grapple with the important questions in life we find insight crucial to our times: lessons on morality, justice, and heroism, as well as meditations on identity, the soul, and the meaning -- or meaninglessness -- of life. Anime has become a worldwide phenomenon, reaching across genres, mediums, and cultures. For those wondering why so many people love anime or for die-hard fans who want to know more, Anime and Philosophy provides a deeper appreciation of the art and storytelling of this distinctive Japanese culture.

Die Intersektionelle Stadt

Author : Elli Scambor
ISBN : 9783839414156
Genre : Social Science
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Welche Muster sozialer Ungleichheit konstituieren städtischen Raum? Welche Rolle spielen soziale Kategorien wie Geschlecht und Migration dabei? Dieses Buch stellt mit dem Projekt »Intersectional Map« und daran anknüpfenden Beiträgen von Vertreterinnen und Vertretern unterschiedlicher Disziplinen anschaulich dar, wie komplexe gesellschaftliche Zusammenhänge erfasst und u.a. durch medienkünstlerische Praxis erlebbar gemacht werden können. Die multidisziplinäre Perspektive eröffnet dabei neue Wege der praktischen Umsetzung und Ausgestaltung des intersektionalen Paradigmas. Mit einem Vorwort von Carol Hagemann-White sowie Beiträgen von Katharina Walgenbach, Dörte Kuhlmann u.v.a.

Seven Stories Of Threatening Speech

Author : Ruth A. Miller
ISBN : 9780472117963
Genre : History
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Treating language as a type of machine code opens new avenues for the study of history and politics

Hospitality Of The Matrix

Author : Irina Aristarkhova
ISBN : 9780231504089
Genre : Philosophy
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The question "Where do we come from?" has fascinated philosophers, scientists, and artists for generations. This book reorients the question of the matrix as a place where everything comes from (chora, womb, incubator) by recasting it in terms of acts of "matrixial/maternal hospitality" producing space and matter of and for the other. Irina Aristarkhova theorizes such hospitality with the potential to go beyond tolerance in understanding self/other relations. Building on and critically evaluating a wide range of historical and contemporary scholarship, she applies this theoretical framework to the science, technology, and art of ectogenesis (artificial womb, neonatal incubators, and other types of generation outside of the maternal body) and proves the question "Can the machine nurse?" is critical when approaching and understanding the functional capacities and failures of incubating technologies, such as artificial placenta. Aristarkhova concludes with the science and art of male pregnancy, positioning the condition as a question of the hospitable man and newly defined fatherhood and its challenge to the conception of masculinity as unable to welcome the other.

Affect And Artificial Intelligence

Author : Elizabeth A. Wilson
ISBN : 0295800003
Genre : Computers
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In 1950, Alan Turing, the British mathematician, cryptographer, and computer pioneer, looked to the future: now that the conceptual and technical parameters for electronic brains had been established, what kind of intelligence could be built? Should machine intelligence mimic the abstract thinking of a chess player or should it be more like the developing mind of a child? Should an intelligent agent only think, or should it also learn, feel, and grow? Affect and Artificial Intelligence is the first in-depth analysis of affect and intersubjectivity in the computational sciences. Elizabeth Wilson makes use of archival and unpublished material from the early years of AI (1945�70) until the present to show that early researchers were more engaged with questions of emotion than many commentators have assumed. She documents how affectivity was managed in the canonical works of Walter Pitts in the 1940s and Turing in the 1950s, in projects from the 1960s that injected artificial agents into psychotherapeutic encounters, in chess-playing machines from the 1940s to the present, and in the Kismet (sociable robotics) project at MIT in the 1990s.


Author : Bernhard Irrgang
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132605135
Genre : Computer crimes
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Science Public Policy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123026002
Genre : Science and state
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Bioart And The Vitality Of Media

Author : Robert E. Mitchell
ISBN : 9780295998770
Genre : Art
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Bioart -- art that uses either living materials (such as bacteria or transgenic organisms) or more traditional materials to comment on, or even transform, biotechnological practice -- now receives enormous media attention. Yet despite this attention, bioart is frequently misunderstood. Bioart and the Vitality of Media is the first comprehensive theoretical account of the art form, situating it in the contexts of art history, laboratory practice, and media theory. Mitchell begins by sketching a brief history of bioart in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, describing the artistic, scientific, and social preconditions that made it conceptually and technologically possible. He illustrates how bioartists employ technologies and practices from the medical and life sciences in an effort to transform relationships among science, medicine, corporate interests, and the public. By illustrating the ways in which bioart links a biological understanding of media -- that is, �media� understood as the elements of an environment that facilitate the growth and development of living entities -- with communicational media, Bioart and the Vitality of Media demonstrates how art and biotechnology together change our conceptions and practices of mediation. Reading bioart through a range of resources, from Immanuel Kant�s discussion of disgust to Gilles Deleuze�s theory of affect to Gilbert Simondon�s concept of �individuation,� provides readers with a new theoretical approach for understanding bioart and its relationships to both new media and scientific institutions.

Alien Ocean

Author : Stefan Helmreich
ISBN : UOM:39015082656128
Genre : Social Science
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"Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists on ships at sea, in coastal research labs, and at undersea volcanoes, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine bioligists to view the sea as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds."--Cover.

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