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      The Figure of Cyborg as ‘Political Hauntology‘

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      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)

      Digital arts and culture

      15 - 17 May 2018

      Cyborg, Political ontology, Donna Haraway, Hauntology, Mark Fisher, Emancipation

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            Abstract

            The paper examines the actuality of Donna Haraway’s concept of the cyborg under the conditions of ‘capitalist realism’. Following the technological optimism of the 1980’s, Haraway’s theory of the cyborg contains strong emancipatory implications which capacities have been challenged recently by the paralysis of the political imagination. The impossibility of considering the alternative to capitalism puts under the question the heuristic potential of Haraway’s conceptualization. However, considering the political theory of the cyborg as an implication of the ontology leaves the possibility of returning the emancipatory function to the cyborg’s figure. My suggestion is to redefine the relevant ‘ontology’ in Haraway’s work by its substitution for ‘hauntology’ in Mark Fisher’s sense. This theoretical shift allows not only to reassemble the political theory of the cyborg but also to regain its actuality.

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            May 2018
            May 2018
            : 1-4
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            [1 ] Higher School of Economics, Moscow

            Staraya Basmannaya, 21/4
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.14
            450c7bd5-e477-4797-bb62-7ad8510e0e85
            © Kolganov. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark

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            Politics of the Machines - Art and After
            EVA Copenhagen
            7
            Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
            15 - 17 May 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Digital arts and culture
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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