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TranshumanismEvolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia$
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Andrew Pilsch

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901028

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001

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Transhuman Aesthetics

Transhuman Aesthetics

The New, the Lived, and the Cute

(p.139) 4 Transhuman Aesthetics

Andrew Pilsch

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 4 argues for the value of artistic practice to imagining evolutionary futures. Tracing the transhuman art movement of the 1980s, it suggests that contemporary aesthetic practices, specifically the emergent New Aesthetic movement and the online circulation of meme images, are increasingly engaged in mapping an emergent global consciousness.

Keywords:   Transhumanism, Utopia, Rhetoric, Posthumanism, Technology, Mysticism, Futurism, Feminism, Cybernetics, cyborg

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