Francesca Ferrando: The Art of Posthuman Existence - Interactive Workshop

Updated: Jul 27

 

Meeting 1: Saturday, July 3rd, 9am-11am (PST)

Meeting 2: Saturday, July 10th, 9am-11am (PST)

Meeting 3: Saturday, July 17th, 9am-11am (PST)

 

 

Link to the zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87050377479

 

Optional Project: This workshop is conceived as a highly interactive path for artists who are working within the posthuman frame. Artists are invited to be active and develop a project. At the end of the 3 meetings, artists will be invited to submit their works for a virtual exhibition.

 

Meeting 1: Saturday, July 3rd, 9am-11am (PST)

The Composite Landscape of the Posthuman (Contemporary Philosophy)

Reading:

Ferrando, F. (2014) "Posthumanism, Transhumanism, Antihumanism, Metahumanism, and New Materialisms: Differences and Relations" In: Existenz Published by The Karl Jaspers Society of North America, Vol. 8, No. 2, March 2014, pp. 26-32.

Link:

https://www.academia.edu/6396791/POSTHUMANISM_TRANSHUMANISM_ANTIHUMANISM_METAHUMANISM_AND_NEW_MATERIALISMS_DIFFERENCES_AND_RELATIONS

Videos:

Lessons 1, 2 and 3

https://www.posthumans.org/course-the-posthuman.html

Meeting 2 : Saturday, July 10th, 9am-11am (PST)

From the Anthropocene to Human Enhancement (Eco-Technology)

Reading: Ferrando, F. (2019) Philosophical Posthumanism (Bloomsbury 2019), part 3: pp. 103-139 (total: 36 pages)

Videos: Lessons 4, 5 and 6 https://www.posthumans.org/course-the-posthuman.html

Meeting 3: Saturday, July 17th, 9am-11am (PST)

Ontological Radical Healing (Posthuman Ethics)

 

Reading:

Ferrando, F. (2020) "Posthuman Feminist Ethics: Unveiling Ontological Radical Healing" In: Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism. Edited by Thomsen, M. R., Wamberg, J., Bloomsbury 2020.

Link: https://www.academia.edu/44536312/Posthuman_Feminist_Ethics_Unveiling_Ontological_Radical_Healing

Video: Ferrando, F. (2021) "Existential Posthumanism" Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gybm4TL96Co&t=2686s

 

About Francesca Ferrando:

Francesca Ferrando, Ph.D., teaches Philosophy at NYU-Liberal Studies, New York University. A leading voice in the field of Posthuman Studies and founder of the Global Posthuman Network, she has been the recipient of numerous honors and recognitions, including the Sainati prize with the Acknowledgement of the President of Italy. She has published extensively on these topics; her latest book is Philosophical Posthumanism (Bloomsbury 2019). In the history of TED talks, she was the first speaker to give a talk on the topic of the posthuman. US magazine “Origins” named her among the 100 people making change in the world. Info: http://www.theposthuman.org/