"Posthomo: After Man. Transhumanism and posthumanism." A lecture by Andrey Velikanov


The lecture will try to define what the man of the future will be like.

Anthropocentric philosophy positions man in the center of the world seeing them as the goal of all events that happen. This paradigm is critiqued by two directions of posthumanism. While the first sees man as a part of nature who has no fundamental ontological differences with the animate world, the second considers techonology a continuation of man entailing the transformation of human body and mind. Despite the dissimilarities between these directions, generally, posthumanism is based around the acception of the equality of Man, Nature, and Society as three substances that evolve together.


Andrey Velikanov is a philosopher, art theorist, and artist. His publications on art and cultural theory include Am I a Trembling Simulacrum, or Do I Have the Right? (NLO, 2007). He has taught at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian State University for the Humanities, UNIC Institute, Wordshop Communications Academy, Moscow 1905 Art Academy, MediaArtLab Open School, Center of Avant-Garde at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, and Free Workshops Art School, and regularly gives talks and takes part in discussions at various venues. He is also a recipient of several media art awards and prizes including Ostranenie (Germany), DADANET (Russia), Art on the Net (Japan), TrashArt (Russia), Southwest Interactive Festival (U.S.A.), and Split (Croatia).


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