8. The Hybronaut Affair

A Ménage of Art, Technology, and Science

  1. Max More and
  2. Natasha Vita-More
  1. Laura Beloff

Published Online: 11 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118555927.ch8

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

How to Cite

Beloff, L. (2013) The Hybronaut Affair, in The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future (eds M. More and N. Vita-More), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118555927.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 29 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118334294

Online ISBN: 9781118555927

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Keywords:

  • Appendix-tail;
  • art;
  • human body;
  • Hybronaut;
  • science;
  • techno-organic environment;
  • wearable technology

Summary

Wearable technology is an area of experimentation with networks, spatiality, and the design of the human body, and often steered by a diversity of relations between humans and their environment. In comparison to science and engineering perspectives, many artistic experiments in the field of wearable technology often take a more holistic approach. They concentrate on experiential factors and the emergence of undefined possibilities of a human within a ménage of art, technology, and science. The author has developed a concept that attempts to emphasize, cross, and further blur the borders of technology and the human. Her artistic research work experiments with a networked human, whose body and environment are characteristically techno-organic. This concept developed as the techno-organic figure, what she calls “the Hybronaut.” The chapter explains the project Appendix-tail. It makes visible humans' dependency and connectedness to things, nature, people, and various systems.