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CONFIGURABLE 
COLLECTIVES 
& POSTHUMAN RIGHTS 
Aram Sinnreich 
Rutgers University 
School of Communication 
& Information ...
The Exception
The Rule
Magna Carta (1215) 
“No free man shall 
be seized or 
imprisoned, or 
stripped of his 
rights or 
possessions…” 
Individua...
John Locke (1690) 
“Every Man has a 
Property in his 
own Person. This 
no Body has any 
Right to but 
himself.” 
Collecti...
Declaration of 
Independence (1776) “All men are 
created equal, that 
they are endowed 
by their Creator 
with certain 
u...
Universal Declaration 
of Human Rights 
(1948) 
Affirms “the dignity and 
worth of the human 
person … All human 
beings a...
“Life” 
vs.
“Liberty” 
vs.
“Property” 
vs.
Romanticism (1812) 
Friedrich, 
Wanderer above 
the Sea of Fog
Objectivism (1957)
Postmodernism 
Life? Liberty? Property?
Configurability
Systems Psych/Biomics
Posthumanism/Cyborgism
Corporate Personhood
Singularity 
(Yeah, I know…)
Kopimism
Posthuman Rights? 
How do we preserve dignity as the 
fundamental premises of “life, liberty and 
property” and the modern...
THANK YOU. 
Aram Sinnreich 
Rutgers University 
School of Communication 
& Information 
Twitter: @aram 
sinn@rutgers.edu
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Configurable Collectives & Posthuman Rights

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Abstract:

The rise of digital networks is contributing to profound shifts in the way we work, play, organize, and construct our identities. The "modern individual," a convenient fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries, is giving way to a more fluid understanding of the human condition, and inspiring some thinkers to postulate that we're entering a "posthuman" age. Yet our legal, economic, and institutional systems are still tied to the notion of "individual" rights and responsibilities. How can we update these systems to accommodate such changes, and what are the risks if we don't?

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Configurable Collectives & Posthuman Rights

  1. 1. CONFIGURABLE COLLECTIVES & POSTHUMAN RIGHTS Aram Sinnreich Rutgers University School of Communication & Information Cornell Tech Oct 17, 2014
  2. 2. The Exception
  3. 3. The Rule
  4. 4. Magna Carta (1215) “No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions…” Individual rights in service of collective rights
  5. 5. John Locke (1690) “Every Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right to but himself.” Collective rights in service of individual rights
  6. 6. Declaration of Independence (1776) “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”
  7. 7. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Affirms “the dignity and worth of the human person … All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience.”
  8. 8. “Life” vs.
  9. 9. “Liberty” vs.
  10. 10. “Property” vs.
  11. 11. Romanticism (1812) Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
  12. 12. Objectivism (1957)
  13. 13. Postmodernism Life? Liberty? Property?
  14. 14. Configurability
  15. 15. Systems Psych/Biomics
  16. 16. Posthumanism/Cyborgism
  17. 17. Corporate Personhood
  18. 18. Singularity (Yeah, I know…)
  19. 19. Kopimism
  20. 20. Posthuman Rights? How do we preserve dignity as the fundamental premises of “life, liberty and property” and the modern individual continue to erode? Life Liberty Property
  21. 21. THANK YOU. Aram Sinnreich Rutgers University School of Communication & Information Twitter: @aram sinn@rutgers.edu

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