The Resource Metal and flesh : the evolution of man : technology takes over, Ollivier Dyens ; translated by Evan J. Bibbee and Ollivier Dyens

Metal and flesh : the evolution of man : technology takes over, Ollivier Dyens ; translated by Evan J. Bibbee and Ollivier Dyens

Label
Metal and flesh : the evolution of man : technology takes over
Title
Metal and flesh
Title remainder
the evolution of man : technology takes over
Statement of responsibility
Ollivier Dyens ; translated by Evan J. Bibbee and Ollivier Dyens
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"For more than 3,000 years, humans have explored uncharted geographic and spiritual realms. Present-day explorers face new territories born from the coupling of living tissue and metal, strange lifeforms that are intelligent but unconscious, neither completely alive nor dead. Our bodies are now made of machines, images, and information. We are becoming cultural bodies in a world inhabited by cyborgs, clones, genetically modified animals, and innumerable species of human/information symbionts. Ollivier Dyens's Metal and Flesh is about two closely related phenomena: the technologically induced transformation of our perceptions of the world and the emergence of a cultural biology. Culture, according to Dyens, is taking control of the biosphere. Focusing on the twentieth century{u2014}which will be remembered as the century in which the living body was blurred, molded, and transformed by technology and culture{u2014}Dyens ruminates on the undeniable and irreversible human/machine entanglement that is changing the very nature of our lives"--Provider website
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.4/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HM846
LC item number
.D9413 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Leonardo
Label
Metal and flesh : the evolution of man : technology takes over, Ollivier Dyens ; translated by Evan J. Bibbee and Ollivier Dyens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-114) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The crater in the Yucatán
  • More or less alive
  • The rise of cultural bodies
  • Conclusion : cruel miracles
Control code
ocm51958460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (120 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585442747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27256777
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51958460
  • acaebk0262272091

Library Locations

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