SHOPPING CART $0.00
free shipping on orders over $35*
BUYBACK CART Buyback Cart Total Buyback Cart Total
free shipping on buybacks!
loading

    Prosthetic Impulse From a Posthuman Present to a Biocultural Future

    ISBN-10: 0262693615
    ISBN-13: 9780262693615
    Author(s): Marquard Smith, Joanne Morra
    Description: Prosthesis--pointing to an addition, replacement, extension, enhancement--has become something of an all-purpose metaphor for the interactions of body and technology. Concerned with cybernetics, transplant technology, artificial intelligence, and  More...
    List price: $29.95
    Buy it from: $12.69

    Order within the next: to receive same day shipping!

    The first one is FREE! All the information you need in one place—a topical tool kit in digital form. Through June 15, 2015, add a Study Brief to your cart with a book purchase or rental and the discount will be applied at checkout.
    Study Briefs
    Medical Abbreviations & Acronyms
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Study Briefs
    Medical Terminology
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Study Briefs
    Medical Math
    ?
    Digital only List price: $1.99
    Loading
    Customers Also Bought

    List Price: $29.95
    Publisher: MIT Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 307
    Size: 7.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.694
    Language: English

    Prosthesis--pointing to an addition, replacement, extension, enhancement--has become something of an all-purpose metaphor for the interactions of body and technology. Concerned with cybernetics, transplant technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, among other cultural and scientific developments, "the prosthetic" conjures up a posthuman condition. In response to this, the thirteen original essays in The Prosthetic Impulse reassert the phenomenological, material, and embodied nature of prosthesis without dismissing its metaphorical potential. They examine the historical and conceptual edge between the human and the posthuman--between flesh and its accompanying technologies. The eclectic approach taken by The Prosthetic Impulsedraws on disciplines ranging from gender studies, philosophy, and visual culture to psychoanalysis, cybertheory, and phenomenology. Taken together, the essays suggest that prosthesis is material as well as metaphorical. "It is just a matter of pondering where the inelegant edges lie," the editors write, "and living them most wonderfully."

    Joanne Morra is Senior Lecturer in Historical and Theoretical Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. She is principal editor of the journal of visual culture.

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Carnality: Between Phenomenology and the Biocultural
    A Leg to Stand On: Prosthetics, Metaphor, and Materiality
    The Vulnerable Articulate: James Gillingham, Aimee Mullins, and Matthew Barney
    The Physiology of Art
    Stumped by Genes: Lingua Gataca, DNA and Prosthesis
    The Bug's Body: A Disappearing Act
    On the Subject of Neutral and Sensory Prostheses
    Disability, Masculinity, and the Prosthetics of War, 1945 to 2005
    Assembling: Internalization. Externalization
    Naked
    Visual Technologies as Cognitive Prostheses: A Short History of the Externalization of the Mind
    Prosthetists at 33 1/3
    Techneology or the Discourse of Speed
    Drawing Machine: Working through the Materiality of Rauchenberg's Dante and Derrida's Freud
    List of Contributors
    Index

    Buy it from $12.69

    Please choose a buying option

    Your Price:
    You save:
    Buy It Now
    $10,000 
    Giveaway
    PLUS weekly prizes!
    Get a extra entry for each item purchased or sold.
    what's this?
    Rush Rewards U
    Members Receive:
    coins
    coins
    You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
    ×
    Free shipping on orders over $35*

    *A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

    Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

    ×