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The Resource Wetwares : experiments in postvital living, Richard Doyle

Wetwares : experiments in postvital living, Richard Doyle

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Wetwares : experiments in postvital living
Title
Wetwares
Title remainder
experiments in postvital living
Statement of responsibility
Richard Doyle
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A dizzying tour of the ways technologies, both real and imagined, can transform humanity. The mind of the machine, the body suspended in time, organs exchanged, thought computed, genes manipulated, DNA samples abducted by aliens: the terrain between science and speculation, fraught with the possibility of technological and perhaps even evolutionary transformations, is the territory Richard Doyle explores in Wetwares. In a manner at once sober and playful, Doyle maps potentials for human transformation by new ecologies of information in the early twenty-first century. Wetwares ranges over recent research in artificial life, cloning, cryonics, computer science, organ transplantation, and alien abduction. Moving between actual technical practices, serious speculative technology, and science fiction, Doyle shows us emerging scientific paradigms where "life" becomes more a matter of information than of inner vitality--in short, becomes "wetwares" for DNA and computer networks. Viewing technologies of immortality--from cryonics to artificial life--as disciplines for welcoming a thoroughly other future, a future of neither capital, god, human, nor organism, the book offers tools for an evolutionary, transhuman mutation in the utterly unpredictable decades to come
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COO
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Theory out of bounds
Series volume
v. 24
Wetwares : experiments in postvital living, Richard Doyle
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Wetwares : experiments in postvital living, Richard Doyle
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctttv5kc
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Representing life for a living -- Simflesh, simbones : at play in the artificial life ribotype -- Disciplined by the future : the promising bodies of cryonics -- Give me a body, then : corporeal time-images -- Remains to be seen : a self-extracting amalgam -- Uploading anticipation, becoming silicon -- Dot coma : the dead zone of media and the replication of family values -- Take my bone marrow, please : the community in which we have organs in common -- Wetwares ; or, cutting up a few aliens -- Sympathy for the alien : informatic ecologies and the proliferation of abduction
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Extent
1 online resource (235 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816694013
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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