The Resource Exits to the posthuman future, by Arthur Kroker

Exits to the posthuman future, by Arthur Kroker

Exits to the posthuman future
Exits to the posthuman future
Statement of responsibility
by Arthur Kroker
Exits to the Posthuman Future is media theory for a global digital society which thrives, and sometimes perishes, at the intersection of technologies of speed, distant ethics and a pervasive cultural anxiety. Arthur Kroker's incisive and insightful text presents the emerging pattern of a posthuman future: life at the tip of technologies of acceleration, drift and crash. Kroker links key concepts such as "Guardian Liberalism" and Obama's vision of the "Just War" with a striking account of "culture drift" as the essence of real world technoculture. He argues that contemporary society disp
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index present
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CB161 .K384 2014
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Exits to the posthuman future, by Arthur Kroker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1: Introduction: Trajectories of the Posthuman; Trolley to Tijuana and transit of Venus; Living at the tip of the posthuman; Synching your heart to the smartphone; Misprinted organs; The posthuman axiomatic; Accelerate; Technologies of acceleration; Drift; Drift culture; Crash; Digital inflections; Slow suicide of technological apocalypse; Traversal consciousness; Accelerate; 2: The Posthuman Imagination: Neuro-Diversity, Psychic Trauma, and History in the Data Feed; Photography of invisibility; The cage of measurability
  • 11: Thinking the Future with Marshall McLuhan: Technologies of Abandonment, Inertia, Disappearance, SubstitutionMcLuhan's ethical dissent; Technologies of the dark tetrad; Technologies of inertia: when McLuhan's universe of fast data suddenly reverses field; Technologies of abandonment: lost dreams of the sustainable "global village"; Technologies of disappearance: media as amputations of the senses, not "extensions"; Technologies of substitution: clones, avatars, androids, zombies as possible successor species; Prosthetic gods; 12: Epilogue: Media Theory in the Data Storm; Figural aesthetics
  • 5: Archive DriftSocial media and the future of the archive; The digital imaginary; Archives in the wires; Complexity and the digital archive; 6: Screen Drift; Video as the skin of the new cinema; Video is the iris of social networking technologies; Remix culture; 7: Media Drift; Digital dialectics; Software necropolis; Death of the eye; "Flesh rezzing"; Full-mind scans; Remixing early Christianity and late technology; The lonely digital crowd; The rings of Saturn; 8: After the Drones; When the drones came to town; Bodies that don't matter; When the sun rises on a planet of the dead and dying
  • Drone flesh9: Guardian Liberalism: Rhetoric of the "Just War"; Guardian liberalism; The guardian state and born-again ideology; The concept of the "just war"; The Long Grey Line; Reaper drones and remote ethics; The future of the guardian state; 10: Premonitory Thought: That Fateful Day When Power Abjected Itself; Before Foucault; "Insurrection of subjugated knowledge": five methodological precautions; Modalities of power; The imperial subaltern; The will to untruth; Politics in the age of cynical ideology
  • Exits to the posthuman futureExit 1: "I love I am stuck"; Exit 2: the posthuman brain; Exit 3: mirror neurons and the empathy gene; Exit 4: the psychic trauma of war; Exit 5: the last days of history; History in the data feed; 3: Code Drift; Software genomics; Spectral destiny of technology; Tethered to mobility; Data trauma; 4: History Drift; First hypothesis: the will to history; Second hypothesis: the precession of history; Third hypothesis: hauntological history; The will to history; The precession of history; Hauntological history; Two histories; Hauntologies of the future
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1 online resource (vi, 212 pages)
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  • (OCoLC)892522639
  • pebco0745682235

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