Embodying Technesis: Technology beyond Writing (Studies in Literature and Science)

Embodying Technesis: Technology beyond Writing (Studies in Literature and Science)

Mark B.N. Hansen


Critics of latest tradition have argued that severe thought needs to preserve velocity with technological switch and, within the strategy, have instituted a theoretical version that restricts attention of technology's influence on human event to these dimensions that may be captured in language. during this wide-ranging serious research of poststructuralism's legacy to modern cultural experiences, Mark Hansen demanding situations the hegemony of this version, contending that applied sciences essentially regulate our sensory event and greatly have an effect on what it ability to reside as embodied human agents.
Embodying Technesis examines how technological alterations have rendered out of date notions of expertise as desktop and as textual content. Voicing a sustained plea for rethinking the technological, Hansen argues that radical technological changes--from the steam engine to the web and digital reality--have essentially altered stipulations of notion and, in so doing, replaced the existing constructions of contemporary adventure. by way of emphasizing the dynamic interplay among applied sciences and our bodies, among the diffuse results of technological shifts and the collective embodied studies of latest brokers, Hansen opens the trail for a thorough revision of our figuring out of the technological.
Mark Hansen is Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University.

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