Alex Foti on Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:02:22 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> unionization and the bots

   Dear Alice, thanks a tera for the reference. my philosophical tools are
   very blunt but i dont think i am fully persuaded about abandoning
   humanism - i agree though the left is arch-conservative - but isn't
   ecotech possible? would this make cyborg of us? i dunno i dream of
   light-tech cities shaded by sequoias. i guess i refuse to mutate into
   the inevitable. grazie! lx

   On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 8:24 PM, Alice Yang <> wrote:

     Â  Â  Â A good read on this topic:
     Â  Â
     Â [2]
     Â  Â Reza Negarestani
     The Labor of the Inhuman, Part I: Human
     Â  Â Inhumanism is the extended practical elaboration of humanism; it is
     Â  Â born out of a diligent commitment to the project of enlightened
     Â  Â humanism. As a universal wave that erases the self-portrait of man
     Â  Â drawn in sand, inhumanism is a vector of revision. It relentlessly
     Â  Â revises what it means to be human by removing its supposed evident
     Â  Â characteristics and preserving certain invariances. At the same time,
     Â  Â inhumanism registers itself as a demand for construction, to define
     Â  Â what it means to be human by treating human as a constructible
     Â  Â hypothesis, a space of navigation and intervention.^1

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