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Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

1st Edition

By Sarah Kember

Routledge

272 pages

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Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life examines the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture. It takes a critical political view of the concept of life as information, tracing this through the new biology and the discourse of genomics as well as through the changing discipline of artificial life and its manifestation in art, language, literature, commerce and entertainment. From cloning to computer games, and incorporating an analysis of hardware, software and 'wetware', Sarah Kember extends current understanding by demonstrating the ways in which this relatively marginal field connects with, and connects up global networks of information systems.

Ultimately, this book aims to re-focus concern on the ethics rather than on the 'nature' of life-as-it-could-be.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM004000
COMPUTERS / Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
SOC028000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
TEC052000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Social Aspects