[Air-l] _Data Made Flesh_

andrew.herman at comcast.net andrew.herman at comcast.net
Tue Dec 2 03:57:58 PST 2003


Phillip-

This sounds great!  What else are you working on?  Routledge wants Thom Swiss and I to do a sequel to THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL THEORY and the stuff you apear to working on is very interesting.  Perhaps you would be interested in joinging the project. Let me know.

Andrew

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> Please excuse the self promotion but I think some on this list might be 
> interested in the following.
> Phillip
> 
> >
> > Announcing a New Publication from Routledge:
> >
> > _Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information_
> >
> > Co-editors: Robert Mitchell and Phillip Thurtle
> >
> > Contributors: Richard Doyle, Mary Flanagan, N. Katherine Hayles, Robin 
> > Held, Eduardo Kac, Elisabeth LeGuin, Timothy Lenoir, Robert Mitchell, 
> > Mark Poster, Phillip Thurtle, Steve Tomasula, Ann C. Villa, Bernadette 
> > Wegenstein, and Kathleen Woodward
> >
> >> In an age of cloning, cyborgs, and biotechnology, the line between 
> >> bodies and bytes seems to be disappearing. Data Made Flesh is the 
> >> first collection to address the increasingly important links between 
> >> information and embodiment, at a moment when we are routinely 
> >> tempted, in the words of Donna Haraway, "to be raptured out of the 
> >> bodies that matter in the lust for information," whether in the rush 
> >> to complete the Human Genome Project or in the race to clone a human 
> >> being. The contributors gathered in this collection are leading 
> >> figures in Cyberculture Studies and Science and Technology Studies, 
> >> many of who have established the terms of today's academic discourse 
> >> surrounding bodies and technology.
> >>
> >
> > "It's about time embodiment got considered in relation to data!  . . . 
> > _Data made Flesh_ does just this. It is fresh, multidisciplinary, and 
> > does its work at a high level of critical and descriptive performance. 
> > Bodies, materiality, and the dominance of an information metaphor have 
> > had some attention, but the ways in which humans within the digital 
> > and data world experience and act call for the kind of attention that 
> > this book gives."
> > --Don Ihde, author of _Bodies in Technology_
> >
> >
> > "By establishing once and for all the inseparability of information 
> > and materiality, signifying practices and embodiment, _Data Made 
> > Flesh_ will fundamentally reorient future debates over human 
> > technogenesis itself. I can think of no more pressing task for 
> > technocultural criticism today."
> > --Mark Hansen, author of _Embodying Technesis_
> >
> >
> > I found this collection inspiring, innovative, and intellectually 
> > stimulating. It offers an ultra-contemporary terrain of current 
> > critique across a variety of academic disciplines and provides a new 
> > conception of the term "information" with an emphasis on materiality 
> > and embodiment."
> > --Barbara M. Kennedy, co-editor of _The Cybercultures Reader_
> >
> > November 2003**6 x 9**320 pp
> > 30 halftones
> > Pb**0 415 96905 0**$27.95
> >
> 
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