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2016.08.12 | Blog, News

"Posthuman Aesthetics" Online Course Preview 6: Semi-Living Sculptures and Naked Life

 (This is a preview of one of the lectures from our open online course Posthuman Aesthetics. See more here and sign up at tdm.au.dk/open/ph/ )    In recent years, a number of artists have moved from the studio into the laboratory and are creating artworks with technologies from the natural sciences, using technologies…

2016.08.05 | News, Blog

"POSTHUMAN AESTHETICS" ONLINE COURSE PREVIEW 5: (DIS)EMBODIMENT and (IM)MATERIALITY

(This is a preview of one of the lectures from our open online course Posthuman Aesthetics. See more here and sign up at tdm.au.dk/open/ph/ )    Lecture 5, (DIS)EMBODIMENT and (IM)MATERIALITY, engages with current debates in culture, philosophy, and the field of artificial intelligence concerning the material conditions of…

2016.07.30 | Blog, News

"Posthuman Aesthetics" Online Course Preview 4: A Divided Humanity

 (This is a preview of one of the lectures from our open online course Posthuman Aesthetics. See more here and sign up at tdm.au.dk/open/ph/ )    Humanity as a species is divided in many ways. The average lifespan, physical well-being and the degree of access to life-enhancing technology can vary greatly from one country…

2016.07.16 | News, Blog

"Posthuman Aesthetics" Online Course Preview 2: On Early Ideas of Human Evolution

 (This is a preview of one of the lectures from our open online course Posthuman Aesthetics. See more here and sign up at tdm.au.dk/open/ph/ )   What did early twentieth-century scientists think about the human of the future? In their three-volume popular science work The Science of Life (published in 1929-30) the biologist…

2016.07.01 | News, Blog

"Posthuman Aesthetics" Online Course now open for sign-ups

"Posthuman Aesthetics" is an 8-week Open Online Course starting September 21, 2016. The course will probe the depths of the human condition, as it stands after the 'fall' of traditional humanistic paradigms, and consider the effects and potentials of 'the posthuman'. The idea of 'the posthuman' has emerged as a term that sums up…

2016.06.17 | Blog, News

New Humans of the Economic World

The aversion to financial excess and the paper promises of global finance is palpable in modern culture. Decadent stockbrokers and criminal CEOs populate many recent blockbuster films, and the figure of digitized money with no real relation to a stable form of value is strewn across media and popular culture. Perhaps this is because money is also…

2016.06.10 | News, Blog

Posthumanity for the Rich and the Poor

When we imagine the way technological progress might change the foundation of what it means to be human, and the potential for health, ability and longevity it implies, it can be tempting to talk about it as something that will happen to the entire human race. It is, however, far more likely that most of these new technologies will benefit the…

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2016.06.03 | Blog, News

Physical Presence Across the Mediaspace

Jörg Müller is a researcher based in Computer Science here at Aarhus University, and works on creating digital mediaspaces that interact physically with human subjects. He and his partners do this with, for instance, interactive monitors in public spaces that conglomerate distant bodies into one social experience. In Communiplay (embedded…

2016.05.27 | News, Blog

From Comic Book Cosmopolitics to Alternative Genetic Futures

In his new book The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics, comics scholar Ramzi Fawaz chronicles the history of the relationship between superhero comics and American radical identity politics. Through a series of close readings of iconic superhero storylines such as the Justice League of America, The Fantastic…

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