TRAPIANTI DI RENE NEL MONDO (2009)
Lucy Diane Horvat1,2, Salimah Z Shariff1,2 and Amit X Garg1,2 for the Donor Nephrectomy
Outcomes Research (DONOR) Network Global trends in the rates of living kidney donation,
Kidney International (2009) 75, 1088–1098; doi:10.1038/ki.2009.20; published online 18
"I can observe my own body cut open, without suffering!...
I see myself all the way down to my entrails; a new mirror
"I can see to the heart of my lover; his splendid
design "I can observe my own body cut open,
without suffering!... I see myself all the way down
to my entrails; a new mirror stage. "I can see
to the heart of my lover; his splendid design has
nothing to do with sickly sentimentalities"-
Darling, I love your spleen; I love your liver; I adore
your pancreas, and the line of your femur excites
(Orlan from Carnal Art Manifesto)
S T E L A R Chttp://stelarc.org/?catID=20247
'As Stelarc observes, his research follows the assumption that `To be human is to be
augmented, extended and enhanced by technology', actively and critically attempting
to explore the potential of unexpected kinds of performative interaction in situations
where `you have the choice' to define the performance situation, and where `because
you are aware of what's going on, this loop of consciousness creates the possibility of
response and interaction'
.NICHOLAS ZURBRUGG "Virilio, Stelarc and Terminal Technoculture" Theory, Culture and Society 1999 (SAGE, London),
Vol. 16: 177-199.
“We know more about the physical body—how it
begins, how it responds to illness, even how it
decomposes—than ever before.
Yet not all bodies are created equal, some bodies clearly count more than
others, and some bodies are not recognized at all. In Missing Bodies, Monica J.
Casper and Lisa Jean Moore explore the surveillance, manipulations, erasures,
and visibility of the body in the twenty-first century. The authors examine
bodies, both actual and symbolic, in a variety of arenas: pornography, fashion,
sports, medicine, photography, cinema, sex work, labor, migration, medical
tourism, and war. This new politics of visibility can lead to the overexposure of
some bodies—Lance Armstrong, Jessica Lynch—and to the near invisibility of
others—dead Iraqi civilians, illegal immigrants, the victims of HIV/AIDS and
UN PROBLEMA DI
RAPPRESENTAZIONE DELLA VITA?
DELLA VITA STESSA
Braun, B. and Whatmore, S.J. (eds.) (2010) Political matter: technoscience, democracy
and public life. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.
Vyff's approaches in promoting transhumanism and cryonics were give
exposure when her essay 'Confessions of a Proselytizing Immortalist' wa
published in 2006 as part of the book: The Scientific Conquest of Death. Vyff ha
also been interviewed by the media on subjects pertaining both to he
approaches in promoting cryonics to the public at large (especially to children)
and her own motivations for becoming a cryonicist.
Vyff published her first novel, 21st Century Kids, in 2007. A science fictio
adventure novel for children, the book has been noted for having the capacity t
convince young people to 'look further into cryonics
Leggi una intervista:
“Although cryonics patients must be legally dead before cryonics
procedures to reduce or eliminate ischemic damage and ice formation can
be applied, cryonicists do not believe that cryonics patients are dead in an
ultimate sense. Nearly all the cells of the body are alive for quite some
time after the heart stops — including neurons. A standby team can be
used to minimize the time between pronouncement of death and cooling
cardiopulmonary support, etc. Cryonicists believe that the anatomica
basis of mind can survive much longer than six minutes after stoppage o
the heart in the absence of cooling — despite the inability of curren
medicine to revive patients without neurological damage after more than
six minutes of cardiac arrest.”
(See Quantifying Ischemic Damage for Cryonics Rescue for more details.
Attività della quinta settimana
a) Condividi le risorse che consulti ( soprattutto su
b) nel forum, wiki, o nel diario puoi riportare quanto
c) leggi la voce “Zoe e Bios” - Lessico di Biopolitica;
d) compila e consegna il terzo diario entro il 20
febbraio (solo 2 diari su 3 sono obbligatori).