Biomedia, Eugene Thacker · Volume 11 of Electronic mediations. Author, Eugene Thacker. Publisher, University of Minnesota Press, ISBN, What Can Biotechnology Do?: Process-Events Vs the Bio-Logic of Life: The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture by Eugene Thacker Cambridge. Eugene Thacker is an author and Professor at The New School in New York City. His writing is . In this same book, Thacker connects biomedia to a notion of ” bioart,” which he sees as a form of post-media politics conceptualized by French .

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Request removal from index. Events at both the macro-scale and the micro-scale continually remind us of the radically unhuman aspects of life. Parisi – – Theory, Culture and Society 26 4: Biomedia provides an excellent survey of contemporary developments eugenne issues in biotechnology and bioinformatics. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines.

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Selections from the Magazine edited by Ander MonsonDebug: Views Read Edit View history. Find it on Scholar. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sally Hughes eugend – Isis: Ultimately Thacker argues for a skepticism regarding “life”: Tooze – – Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 29 3 Pt 2: Peter Schuster – – Complexity 19 4: Electronic Mediations, Volume Joseph Mikhael – unknown. Decision Analysis for a New Bioethics. The Horror biomedis Philosophy is referenced by Youtube channel Wisecrack.


Science Logic and Mathematics. His most recent book is entitled ‘After Life’ and will be published by the University of Chicago Press.

Or are there alternatives to thinking about life as defined neither in terms of being nor in terms of becoming? Abstract Events at both the macro-scale and the micro-scale continually remind us of the radically unhuman aspects of life. In it, Thacker argues that the ontology of life operates by way of a split between “Life” and “the living,” making possible a “metaphysical displacement” in which life is thought via another metaphysical term, such as time, form, or spirit: Biomrdia Can Biotechnology Do?: What inroads might contemporary art make into rethinking the concept of life itself?

Insect Media An Archaeology of Animals and Technology Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society. Affiliation Theorist, Georgia Tech, Atlanta.

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Research in biotechnology, Biomedia suggests, flouts our assumptions about the division between biological and technological systems. New Wine in Old Bottles? InThacker’s new book, Infinite Resignationa series of fragments and aphorisms on the nature of pessimism, was published by Repeater Books.

Sign in Create an account. Thacker redefines bioart from the common definition of art utilizing biology as its medium to art that makes “politically biomediq, critical, and ethically conscious interventions” enabled by nonspecialized engagement with biotechnology. Nowhere is this awareness more acutely registered than in contemporary culture, from popular disaster films to the contentious practices of bio art, tactical or interventionist art, and ecomedia.


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Where this trend will take us, and what it might mean, is what concerns Eugene Thacker in this timely book, a penetrating look into the intersection of molecular biology and computer science in our day and its likely ramifications for the future. Eugene Yhacker is a writer and theorist whose works examine the philosophical aspects of science and technology.

Eugene Thacker

PessimismNihilismAntihumanismhorror fictionhorror filmmysticismweird fiction. In the first volume, In The Dust Of This PlanetThacker calls the horror of philosophy “the isolation of those moments in which philosophy reveals its own limitations and constraints, moments in which thinking enigmatically confronts the horizon of its own thackeg. In this talk we will explore the twists and turns of the idea of life itself as a key philosophical problematic in modernity, focusing on three main philosophical traditions: Are the twin concepts of life and the living always determined within the framework of ‘generosity’ – that is, as becoming, process, and flow?

Thacker distinguishes biomedia from traditional concepts of biotechnology, as seen in science fiction via cyborgs. The Philosophy of Bioinformatics.