Posthuman Politics

Posthuman Politics

Dates: September 25 – 28, 2014
Location: Mytilini, Greece

 

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In general, we welcome papers related to various aspects of posthuman politics. Both trans- meta- and posthumanism can be related to a variety of specialized topics questions and disciplines:

  1. Philosophy,
  2. (Bio)Ethics
  3. Media Theories
  4. Contemporary political theory, political economy, contemporary Marxism
  5. The politics of contemporary art forms: Contemporary cinema, theater, music, performance, e.t.c.
  6. Social Anthropology
  7. Sociology
  8. Economics
  9. Ontology
  10. Pedagogical studies, psychology
  11. Contemporary informatics (fuzzy-logic, cloud computing, e.t.c.), info-communication, Infotainment and the politics of world wide web (safety, rights and copyrights, e.t.c.), biohacking, bodyhacking, genderhacking.
  12. Social media, computer games
  13. Technology, biotechnology
  14. Literature, literary studies, cultural theory
  15. Postcolonial studies, Queer studies, Disability studies.
  16. Practical Philosophy and Pragmatics
  17. Spirituality and Religion
  18. Comparative posthumanisms Trans- Meta- Post- and other -humanisms: differences and convergencies
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The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity

The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity

by William Hertling

About Singularity Weblog

 

Singularity Weblog started as a personal journal of Socrates’ thoughts on trends, news, issues, films and people related the technological singularity. However, due to the active involvement of readers like you, it is evolving into a growing community of people interested in exploring and shaping our future.

 

The blog is not meant to provide definitive answers, but rather, to ask the tough questions in an attempt to generate discussion, provoke thought and stir the imagination. It aims to spark a conversation about the impact of technology, exponential growth and artificial intelligence where everyone’s opinions and participation are greatly encouraged.

 

Here Socrates will not shy to provide his opinion but will place no claim on its superiority. His goal is to get you actively involved in the ever-evolving conversation about the future of humanity.

 

 

 

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The Value of Science Fiction in Understanding the Singularity

by William Hertling

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computadores que piensan en ti

computadores que piensan en ti

¿Cuanto RAM necesita mi PC para sentir empatía por mí?, ¿porqué un PC es incapaz de “ponerse en mi lugar”, pese a que cueste miles de dólares?, en Japón piensan en hacer tecnología que se adapte a tus emociones, un paso adelante en este sentido. Nada barato, de todas formas. La comunicación entre máquinas y humanos todavía es muy costosa.

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the essential posthuman science fiction reading list

the essential posthuman science fiction reading list

Somos demasiado optimistas.

Necesitamos más de dos siglos para que este tipo de scifi sea realidad.

No lo digo yo, lo dice El Futuro Imaginado.

Coincido 100%, no hay forma artificial que demore menos de cien años para replicar el más leve pensamiento dotado de cualidades inherentes al ser humano, o emociones propias de nuestra piel.

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