As part of my MA, I am instituting a network of academic collaboration on the topic of digital utopianism with a particular tuning towards ‘digital eugenics’.
Essential to the format of this network is that it is as rhizomatic and free/open as possible, so my status as project initiator will be irrelevant as it will be centred on complete omission of regulation. In other words, the discernible conceptual assemblages and even conclusions that arise are completely driven by the interactions that take place on these platforms (the open connection of nodes/multiplicities and the intensities they engender). Therefore the network/node(s) will not be constrained in any way by some sort of bias or expectation towards a desired outcome – it will simply follow whatever course the discussion takes it.
What we are focusing on is a shift towards a ‘new type of human’—cultivated and engendered by the incision of the digital into the natural world. What traits are auspicious for integration into this emerging new world (for which I believe there is no ambiguity toward our inevitable destination)? Who is permitted entry? Are the youth being moulded by forces outside of the usual worldly institutions (such as schools and parents) in an unprecedentedly auxiliary manner? What are the governing forces (concealed or not) in the digital world? (just a few starting things to consider)
Let us produce some great collaborative discourse in an untouched academic area in the DH. I am hoping we can produce some great ideas, debates, and discussion while providing a framework and/or base for further analysis.
ZéroDécès est un poème numérique inspiré du transhuamnisme. Même que le transhumanisme rende tout possible par l’intermédiaire de la technologie, le poète croit que Dieu est toujours le Tout-Puissant.
ZeroDeath is a digital poem that is conceived from the transhumanism philosophy of defeating death by technology. Though, digital revolution makes everything possible but the poet remains attached to Yahweh
Cyberpoésies d’engagement est une collection de deux poèmes numériques: Ifrikiya lève-toi! et Lettre aux Nations Unies. Bien que le dernier poème ait été publié sur Core, celui-ci reste la version définitive.
Lettre à Union Africaine est un poème numérique qui exprime la philosophie de la supranégritude. Il dénonce le joue de blâmer les Colons au lieu de diriger bien les citoyens.
Letter to the African Union is a digital poem which expresses supranegritude philosophy that denounces the game of pushing blame on colonial masters instead of working for the compatriots.
Cyberpoetry for activism is a collection of two digital poems: Arise Africa! and Letter to the United Nations. The later was published in this Core repository before the official publication date . The poems communicate justice and encouragement.
Homosalus is a digital poem that suscitate the culture of saving humanity. It is written in French and English to foster a philosophy of people first before me.
Homosalus est un poème numérique qui suscite la culture de sauver notre humanité. Il est écrit en anglais et français afin de projecter une philosophie de considérer d’autrui d’abord.
Momenta is a digital poem for Africans. It is written in two languages-French and English. The poem aims at bringing hope in the continent.
Momenta est un poème numérique pour les Africains. Il est rédigé en deux langues-anglais et français. Le poème excite l’esproir.
Iskandar Zulkarnain deposited Polyspatial Resistance for the Sake of the “Real” Subalterns: Electronic Civil Disobedience as a Form of Hacktivism in the group Digital Utopia and Digital Eugenics on Humanities Commons 1 year, 9 months ago
This essay examines Electronic Disturbance Theater’s virtual sit-in actions as a form of hacktivism in relation to the subaltern concept.
I am working on a new post in the digital eugenics category using Hari Kunzru’s Transmission as a framework. This novel is densely packed with provoking implications and philosophemes that cater to our DH orientated sensibilities. Among the conceptual felt that can lead any analyst down a multitude of paths, I have found a lot of stuff suitable t…[Read more]
Ross Cunliffe started the topic Please bear in mind that I am far from an authority and all is in flux in the discussion Digital Utopia and Digital Genetics on Humanities Commons 3 years, 2 months ago
I am a recent English graduate at degree level and only two-and-a-half months into my Lit and Digital Culture MA. What I am aiming towards here is a process that, reached collectively, can result in some interesting and compelling arguments, insights, and maybe even some conclusions. This will hopefully be an interdisciplinary approach (but not…[Read more]