Tag: Transhumanism and Anthropology

Fetishes or Cyborgs? Religion as technology in the Afro-Atlantic space

Giovanna Capponi , October 12th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Exú, the trickster god, Axé Ilé Oba – São Paulo (photo by Giovanna Capponi)…


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On Drones and Ectoplasms: Breath of Gaia

Angeliki Malakasioti , August 19th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Painting form the art project On Drones and Ectoplasms: Breath of Gaia. ©Angeliki Malakasioti…


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Swarming Syphilis: On the Reality of Data

Eduardo Zanella , June 8th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Treponema pallidum spirochetes under microscope using a modified Steiner silver stain. Obtained from the…


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Multiple Modes of Being Human

Johannes Schick , May 11th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Evolution (photo by and copyright of Oliver Berger) In the last couple of years,…


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Angelology and Technoscience

Massimiliano Simons , May 5th, 2021


(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Scene of angels at Karlskirche, Vienna, Austria (Photo by Lukas Meier on Unsplash) The…


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Data Swarms Revisited – New Modes of Being

Christoph Lange , March 2nd, 2021


Editor’s Note: The new Platypus Thematic Series entitled “Data Swarms Revisited” will feature posts form computer science, philosophy and anthropology and connect to the Thematic Series Anthropos Tomo…


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Human as the Ultimate Authority in Control

Anna Lukina , March 2nd, 2021


Illustration of algorithmically simulated flocking behavior (2021, created by Anna Lukina) With the growing size of historical data available to researchers and industrial practitioners, developing al…


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Portending the Posthuman on YouTube

Patricia G. Lange , October 30th, 2019


During this most spooky time of year, it is apropos to explore our transmogrification into posthumanity—a concept that instills fear in the hearts of many scholars, including many…


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Gods, AIs, and Mormon Transhumanism

Jon Bialecki , February 14th, 2019


I’d like to start this post by juxtaposing two scenes. The first one is set about two years ago, and occurred on the third floor of the Provo,…


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