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2018 Rosi Braidotti “The Human in the Age of Technology and Climate Change"
The idea of ‘human’ is undergoing rapid change. Scientific and technological advance is pushing the limits of what we have understood of our existence. Some have termed this the age of the ‘post-human’, where tumultuous changes – social, political and technological – are rewiring our lives. It might appear a moment of great promise and liberation. Yet an underside of injustice and exclusion stubbornly remains, exacerbated on a global scale by climate change. In this predicament how might a new affirmative notion of the human arise to meet the challenges of the third millennium?
Rosi Braidotti (Utrecht University) is a ground-breaking scholar in both materialism, Continental philosophy and gender studies. She is the author of numerous books, including Nomadic Subjects (2011) and The Posthuman (2013). www.rosibraidotti.com
The respondent to Professor Rosi Braidotti’s lectures will be Associate Professor Christopher Peterson (Western Sydney University).
The lectures will be held at Theatrette of the Powerhouse Museum from 5.30 to 7.30.
April 16, Lecture 1
What counts as the human right now?
Please join us for reception and drinks at 5pm outside the Thearette.
April 18, Lecture 2
The human after humanism
April 20, Lecture 3
Is the proper study of mankind man?
Cost: $10 per lecture; $25 for the series. Bookings essential, available here.
Thinking Out Loud is presented by the Philosophy group at Western Sydney University in conjunction with ABC RN and Fordham University Press.