Bits of Life

Bits of Life

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Since World War II, the biological and technological have been fusing and merging in new ways, resulting in the loss of a clear distinction between the two. This entanglement of biology with technology isn't new, but the pervasiveness of that integration is staggering, as is the speed at which the two have been merging in recent decades. As this process permeates more of everyday life, the urgent necessity arises to rethink both biology and technology. Indeed, the human body can no longer be regarded either as a bounded entity or as a naturally given and distinct part of an unquestioned whole.To grasp this methodological point in another way, see the video (Paper Tiger Television 1987) in which Haraway, using a ball of yarn from which she continues ... If the Venn diagram functions as an engine, let me now fill it with semantic fuel.


Title:Bits of Life
Author: Anneke Smelik, Nina Lykke
Publisher:University of Washington Press - 2010-12-01
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