ISSUE 47 (SPRING 2016): The Body
What it means to be human is changing. Increasingly, human beings see themselves as part of bigger ecological, economic, and technological systems. If consciousness can just as easily reside in plants and machines, the body becomes interesting again: as one material among others that can be sculpted and transformed. Digitalisation of the body, the post-animal bioeconomy, artificial intelligence as creator: With Rosi Braidotti, 1992’s “Post Human” group show, Hans Scheirl’s Dandy Dust, a roundtable about the future of eating, portraits of Ian Cheng, Stelarc and Hannah Perry, Bernhard Willhem on the perfect body of the future, Transformers: an essay by Bryan Droitcour, Elisa Ambrogio’s music videos, and Guyotat’s Eden Eden Eden from 1970.