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Embodiment and mechanisation : reciprocal understandings of body and machine from the Renaissance to the present

Author: Daniel Black
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate, [2014]
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This book explores the interaction between mechanistic beliefs about human bodies and the successive technologies that have established and illustrated these beliefs. Drawing upon newer perspectives on technology and embodied human thought it provides a position from which widely held assumptions about our relationship with technology can be understood and questioned, by both showing how these presuppositions have  Read more...
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Black, Daniel (Daniel Ariad).
Embodiment and mechanisation
(DLC) 2013038852
(OCoLC)861274004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Black
ISBN: 9781472415448 1472415442 9781472415455 1472415450 1306818540 9781306818544
OCLC Number: 874029392
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: How to look at bodies --
Machina carnis --
Android dreams --
Informateriality --
An aesthetics of the invisible --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Daniel Black.
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