Human No More: Digital Subjectivities, Unhuman Subjects, and

Author note: Neil L. Whitehead [Editor], Michael Wesch [Editor]

Turning an anthropological eye towards our on-line world, Human not more explores how stipulations of the net global form id, position, tradition, and dying inside digital groups. on-line worlds have lately thrown into query the normal anthropological notion of place-based ethnography. They holiday definitions, blur differences, and strength us to reconsider the idea of the "subject." Human not more asks how electronic cultures might be built-in and the way the ethnography of either the "unhuman" and the "digital" could lead on to attainable reconfiguring the idea of the "human." This provocative and groundbreaking paintings demanding situations basic assumptions concerning the whole box of anthropology. Cross-disciplinary study from well-respected members makes this quantity very important to the certainty of latest human interplay. it is going to be of curiosity not just to anthropologists but additionally to scholars and students of media, verbal exchange, pop culture, identification, and know-how.

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5) that members could put on their homepages to indicate automatically with a graphic icon if they were logged in to space bar. , mood, location, role) to their log-ins. ” As the status updates so central to more recent online media such as Facebook and Twitter illustrate, this form of mediated communication has proliferated with the rise of the mobile Internet and social networking. Beyond its presence in the workday, the chat was also active late at night when regulars logged in from home or while working after hours.

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The symbolic capacity of humanity has always meant that it was possible to separate and extend the word from the body. Once separated, or more accurately, alienated, from the living creator, the word can now stand on its own—or, contrarywise, pace Plato, no longer attached to life, it dies. McLuhan (1962) famously compared all media to extensions of human capabilities—the eye, the ear, the hand, the skin. Finally, through information technologies, we have symbol manipulation technologies that allow us to extend our cognitive and social capabilities and do so in a networked manner.

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