Essays about: "critical posthumanism"

Found 4 essays containing the words critical posthumanism.

  1. 1. Defining the Voice of Montreal: Exploring Possibilities for Human-Machine Companionship

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för etnologi

    Author : Malik Dehbi Talbot; [2020]
    Keywords : critical posthumanism; artificial intelligence; virtual assistant; tourism; science and technology studies; human-machine relationships; voicebot; labor relations; companion; sociomaterial assemblage; History and Archaeology; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the possibility for (re)defining the relationship between humans and robots with conversational interfaces. It does so by looking at the creation process of a voice and text-based virtual assistant for tourists from the perspective of critical posthumanism and posthuman performativity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Practically Human. : Performing Social Robots and Feminist Aspects on Agency, Body and Gender.

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Tema Genus

    Author : Karin Victorin; [2019]
    Keywords : Feminist technoscience; critical posthumanism; posthuman; social robot; AI; technology and art; robots in theatre; human-machine; agency; body; gender; intra-action; cyborg; liminal personae; human-like machines; Judy Wajcman; Karen Barad; Donna Haraway.;

    Abstract : Through an experimental theatre play, this thesis explores the development of human-like agency in contemporary “social robot” technology. The entrance point of this study is the gender gap and lack of diversity in contemporary AI/robot development, with an emerging need for interdisciplinary research across robot technology and social sciences. READ MORE

  3. 3. Storytelling in the Anthropocene: A critical consideration of the Anthropocene using socio-ecological theory and science fiction to scrutinise current and envision future stories of social justice and ecological sustainability

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Humanekologi; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Petra Van Der Kooij; [2016]
    Keywords : Anthropocene; social justice; ecological sustainability; socio-ecological theory; eco-Marxism; posthumanism; science fiction; utopia; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : We now have entered the Anthropocene. Humanity is the new geological force drastically changing the systems of the Earth. At least this is the story told by natural scientists. Social scientists are critical of this ‘natural’ narrative as it cannot deal with the social dimension of geological changes. READ MORE

  4. 4. Embodying the Other - A Cross-Cultural Understanding of Misrepresentational Oppression

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Filmvetenskap

    Author : Eva-Marie Elg; [2016]
    Keywords : Embodiment; trans; the Other; embodying; crip; cinema; cripface; transface; blackface; Europe; Asia; Otherface; reversal; US; voyeuristic; gaze; phenomenology; imperial; colonial; male; critical whiteness; queer; monster; grotesque studies; gender; post-Darwanism; post-colonial; posthumanism; post-humanism; elite; culture; homogenous; industry; star; ableism; ableist; transphobic; show; freak; representation; misrepresentation; traditions; phenomena; bodies; morphing; hijra; Tamil; global; katoey; third gender; invisibility; visibility; uglyface; mediatedness; media; transing communication; animalizing; infantalizing; funny bodies; immoralizing; sexualizing; comedy; as; comparison; social; transing; queering; self-reflection; relations; looking; progressive; progression; freakery; mockery; awards; Academy; ridicule; Sensationalization; Trivialization; Stabilization; Rationalization; exorcized; bounderies; portrayals; violent; hetero-domesticity; violence; India; drag; faux; pathologised; tomboi; Thailand; character; deviant; Non-Normative; Normative; whitewashing; old age; identity; years; 102; monstreous; 2017; 1915; fantasy; stardom; Little Mermaid; figures; non-human; super-human; actor; exploitation; exclusion; transsexual; transversal; transman; transwoman; transgender; funkis; experiments; transperson; misrepresentational; psychology; oppression; North America; patriarchal; Frozen; films; isolated; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis offers a holistic perspective on the phenomenon of embodying Otherface. It provides a deeper insight into the categories Transface and Cripface, the latter being a term for an able person depicting a person with visible or invisible disabilities, also referred to as cripping up. READ MORE