Intuitive Technologies : Models of Posthuman Subjectivity in Simon Ings’ Hot Head and Hotwire

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages 2010-2017 en
dc.contributor.author Kortekallio, Kaisa
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-17T21:22:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-17T21:22:43Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-17
dc.identifier.citation Kortekallio , K 2014 , ' Intuitive Technologies : Models of Posthuman Subjectivity in Simon Ings’ Hot Head and Hotwire ' , Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research , vol. 1 , no. 2 , pp. 23–40 . < http://journal.finfar.org/articles/models-of-posthuman-subjectivity/ > en
dc.identifier.issn 2342-2009
dc.identifier.other PURE: 43248689
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/136231
dc.description.abstract This article analyzes two novels by the British writer Simon Ings, Hot Head (1992) and Hotwire (1995), from perspectives provided by second-order systems theory, philosophy of neuroscience and posthumanist philosophy. In Ings’ cyberpunk fiction, the use of a particular novum, a programmable cerebral tissue called “datafat”, enables elaborate experimentation on different theories of mind and matter. Due to this experimentation, Ings’ work is able to convey a conception of cognition as an emergent effect produced in material processes that are both human and non-human. Ings’ work asserts the human subject as a complex system in a complex technological ecology and, consequentially, presents us with a model for subjectivity that might be called “posthuman”. fi
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Fafnir: Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research
dc.relation.uri http://journal.finfar.org/articles/models-of-posthuman-subjectivity/
dc.rights en
dc.subject 6122 Literature studies en
dc.title Intuitive Technologies : Models of Posthuman Subjectivity in Simon Ings’ Hot Head and Hotwire en
dc.type Article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
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