Posthuman futures: transmedia, weird science, furry flesh

5 February 2020, 12:15 - 14:00
Cambridge campus

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This special panel seminar brings together three speakers in posthuman ethical philosophy.

Our special guest speaker is Professor Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths), author of Immaterial Bodies and The Body: Key Concepts. Drawing from radical philosophies of science, feminist science studies, queer theory, cultural studies, and the field of affect studies, Lisa asks how philosophers and scientists might engage creatively and critically with science within the context of digital communication and haunted data.

Our second speaker will be Dr Jessica Ruth Austin, who recently received her PhD at ARU. Jessica will be speaking on the ethics of data collection in furries, fandoms and other trans-species posthuman identities.

The panel will be introduced and moderated by Patricia MacCormack, Professor of Continental Philosophy at ARU, who will also be launching her new book, The Ahuman Manifesto.

Join us, and enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and cookies!

This event is part of our Lunchtime Research Seminar Series.

Event Details

5 February 2020, 12:15 - 14:00
Cambridge campus
LAB 107
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