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This work brings together cyberfeminism, postmodern fiction, computing culture, materialist philosophy, and performance art to discuss and articulate the consequences of an increasingly synthetic, virtual and technological world. The contested and controversial zone of debate throughout these essays is the notion of the posthuman, the erotic relation between humans and machines, and the possibility of the cyborg as the free human. This collection aims to understand and analyze the implications of information and technology by drawing closely on cyber-punk writings by Pynchon and Ballard, as well as the materialist philosophies of Freud, Deleuze, and Haraway.
Joan Broadhurst Dixon is a lecturer in Social and Cultural Theory at the University of Derby. She teaches a course on Post-Human Thought. Eric Cassidy is doing research on the relationship between Deleuze and Pynchon at Warwick University. He co-ordinated the Virual Futures 1994 and 1995 Conferences at Warwick University.
Release date NZ
February 26th, 1998
Edited by Eric Cassidy
Edited by Joan Broadhurst Dixon
Country of Publication
4 line drawings, 1 b&w photographs
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