As we enter an era where humanness is becoming an antiquated consideration, what will humanism be in the future of cybernetics, networked communications, artificial media saturation and synthetic biology? ”Post-Human // Future Tense” explores this concept, academically referred to as Post-Humanism, through the lens of current graduate students, a contingent who has the unique experience of developing their craft alongside the current technological push. Through the exploration of where technological advancements and digital progress will take society, “Post-Human // Future Tense” awakens a deeper understanding of what it means to be alive today.
Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces (DEPS) is currently accepting submissions of scholarly papers that deal with the Post-Human. Writings could consider, but in no way are limited to:
- What is the role of embodiment in a Post-Human Society?
- How will Post-Humanism affect the discourse of contemporary art? Will a Post-Human society have any use for art at all?
- Were the early seeds of Post-Humanism planted in the reductive absurdism of the high modern?
- Does technology actually ENHANCE humanism by bringing the world closer together, allowing for shared ideas, communication, and societal democratization?
Submissions will be selected by a panel of scholars including Daniel Ploeger, Nicholas Sagan and Clifton Meador. Once selected, authors will be notified and a final proof will be sent for approval. Submissions will then be sent to publishing. A complimentary copy of the catalog will be sent to the author and the library of an academic institution of their choosing.
Please send an email including a brief curriculum vitae, contact information, and the complete essay (.pdf, .doc, .pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 15
Notifications: October 29
Anticipated Publish Date: November 20