Essays about: "anthropocentrism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the word anthropocentrism.

  1. 1. 'Brains are Survival Engines, not Truth Detectors': Machine-Oriented Ontology and the Horror of Being Human in Blindsight

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Hassen Taiari; [2018]
    Keywords : Blindsight; science fiction; machine-oriented ontology; MOO; horror; Peter Watts;

    Abstract : This paper is an examination of the horror elements found in Peter Watts’ Blindsight. In depicting an encounter with aliens, this science fiction novel explores topics such as the nature of sentience, mankind’s relationship with technology, posthumanism, and the limitations of the human body and mind. READ MORE

  2. 2. "The Speciesism Gaze!?" : An ethical discursive analysis of animal right posters from a postcolonial, eco-critical and new materialist feminist perspective.

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för sociala och psykologiska studier

    Author : Lena Johansson; [2017]
    Keywords : speciesism gaze; sexism; racism; grievability; killability; species necropolitics; anthropocentrism; androcentrism; anthropocene; intertextuality; intersectionality; eco-critical; new materialism feminism; post humanities; animal rights; blicken av speciesism; rasism; antropocentrism; androcentrism; antropocen; intertextualitet; intersektionalitet; eko-kritisk; djurs rätt;

    Abstract : Our western society and lifestyle is to a considerable extent depended on the way we perceive and treat our co-existing non-human species. Industrial farming, vivisection, sports, circuses etcetera are just a few examples of how human use and exploit animal bodies for own gain. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Human-Media Interface Study of Pokémon Go : Inspiring Future Gaming Experience with a New Attempt to Map the Human-Media Relation

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    Author : Yanlin Fang; [2017]
    Keywords : Pokémon Go; gaming engagement; augmented reality; human-media interface; human-media relation; gaming experience; future gaming; anthropocentrism; media technology; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Pokémon Go is a Pokémon theme smartphone game released in July, 2016. The game surprisingly created a global boom of ‘Pokémon Go gaming engagement’ during the second half of 2016. READ MORE

  4. 4. Digital Figurations : The Human Figure as Cinematic Concept

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Filmvetenskap

    Author : Tilde Fredholm; [2016]
    Keywords : The human figure; figuration; digital technology; body; film-theory; figural; visuality; dispositif; anthropocentrism; motion-capture; materiality; Gravity; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes;

    Abstract : Mainstream cinema is to an ever-increasing degree deploying digital imaging technologies to work with the human form; expanding on it, morphing its features, or providing new ways of presenting it. This has prompted theories of simulation and virtualisation to explore the cultural and aesthetic implications, anxieties, and possibilities of a loss of the ‘real’ – in turn often defined in terms of the photographic trace. READ MORE

  5. 5. 'Happy Animals are Tasty Animals' Farm animal welfare policies are increasing in the EU, but has the way we relate to animals changed?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Angelica Sandra Eva Anrin; [2016]
    Keywords : farm animal welfare; European Union; anthropocentrism; carnism; human-animal relationship; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Historically, animals have been excluded from the realms of political theory and political science. The underpinning disposition of this thesis is that animals belong in politics, considering it is the political processes and ideologies that determine our treatment of animals. READ MORE