9780415969048

Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415969048

  • ISBN10:

    0415969042

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-11-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

In an age of cloning, cyborgs, and biotechnology, the line between bodies and bytes seems to be disappearing.Data Made Fleshis the first collection to address the increasingly important links between information and embodiment, at a moment when we are routinely tempted, in the words of Donna Haraway, "to be raptured out of the bodies that matter in the lust for information," whether in the rush to complete the Human Genome Project or in the race to clone a human being. From cybernetics to genomics, this timely collection is essential reading for anyone interested in the fate of the body at the cutting edge of technology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction Data Made Flesh: The Material Poiesis of Informatics 1(26)
PHILLIP THURTLE AND ROBERT MITCHELL
Part I: Bodies Before the Information Age
1 Reading the "Sensible" Body: Medicine, Philosophy, and Semiotics in Eighteenth-Century France
27(20)
ANNE C. VILA
2 Man and Horse in Harmony
47(18)
ELISABETH LEGUIN
3 Breeding and Training Bastards: Distinction, Information, and Inheritance in Gilded Age Trotting Horse Breeding
65(22)
PHILLIP THURTLE
Part II: Control and the New Bodies: Modes of Informational Experience
4 Desiring Information and Machines
87(16)
MARK POSTER
5 LSDNA: Consciousness Expansion and the Emergence of Biotechnology
103(18)
RICHARD DOYLE
6 $ell: Body Wastes, Information, and Commodification
121(16)
ROBERT MITCHELL
7 The Virtual Surgeon: New Practices for an Age of Medialization
137(16)
TIMOTHY LENOIR
8 The Bride Stripped Bare to Her Data: Information Flow + Digibodies
153(28)
MARY FLANAGAN
9 A Feeling for the Cyborg
181(20)
KATHLEEN WOODWARD
Part III: Flesh Remembered: Art, Information, and Bodies
10 If You Won't SHOOT Me, At Least DELETE Me! Performance Art from 1960's Wounds to 1990's Extensions
201(28)
BERNADETTE WEGENSTEIN
11 Flesh and Metal: Reconfiguring the Mindbody in Virtual Environments
229(20)
N. KATHERINE HAYLES
12 Gene(sis)
249(10)
STEVE TOMASULA
13 Transgenic Art Online
259(4)
EDUARDO KAC
14 Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics
263(16)
ROBIN HELD
The Editors and Contributors 279(4)
Index 283

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