dea ex machina

Armen Avanessian (Hrsg.)
Helen Hester (Hrsg.)
Jennifer Sophia Theodor (Übersetzung)
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Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess.' - Donna J. Haraway, 1985

Of the myriad critical reflexes activated by Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek's '#Accelerate: Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics', perhaps the most pernicious has been the denunciation of the project as little more than macho techno-nihilism. In mischaracterizing accelerationism as a kind of twenty-first century Futurism, concerned primarily with brute virility and machinic speed, many of these debates overlook not only its potential usefulness for contemporary gender politics, but also its indebtedness to an existing body of technofeminist thought. It is vital, then, that we reclaim some of the displaced genealogies of the current critical moment, re-situating it within the rich and provocative context of nearly fifty years of feminist theorizing about sex, gender, and technology. It is within this sphere that Dea ex Machina seeks to intervene, bringing together canonical thinkers, such as Rosi Braidotti, Shulamith Firestone, and Donna Haraway, with those emerging technofeminist voices seeking to articulate a digitally-minded twenty-first century feminism.
Released Februar 2015 • ISBN 6346662629067 • 13,00 €