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Necromedia

Marcel O'Gorman

Abstract

In Necromedia, media activist Marcel O’Gorman takes aim at “the collusion of death and technology,” drawing on a broad arsenal that ranges from posthumanist philosophy and social psychology to digital art and handmade “objects-to-think-with.” O’Gorman mixes philosophical speculation with artistic creation, personal memoir, and existential dread. He is not so much arguing against technoculture as documenting a struggle to embrace the technical essence of human being without permitting technology worshippers to have the last word on what it means to be human. Inspired in part by the work of cult ... More

Keywords: Posthumanism, digital art, media theory, technoculture, denial of death, animal studies, object-oriented ontology, Ernest Becker, horror

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816695706
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695706.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcel O'Gorman, author