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Why We Are (Still) Posthuman

N. Katherine Hayles

James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University

N. Katherine Hayles
James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Duke University

It’s been nearly twenty years since Katherine Hayles published her landmark book How We Became Posthuman. Rather than enjoying a brief vogue and then fading from the scene, her account of the posthuman condition has continued to ramify and gain importance across the many fields of posthumanities research. In this presentation, Hayles will sketch a history of the posthumanities from their beginnings in the cybernetics of the 1940s to their recent expansion through new cognitive technologies, and discuss the likeliest paths of their future development.

Presented by the Wolf Humanities Center and cosponsored by the Price Lab for Digital Humanities.

November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm6:30pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street