Interdisciplinary Humanities

Organic Machines/Engineered
Humans: (Re) Defining Humanity

Summer 2018 - Volume 35.1

Guest Editor: Doré Ripley

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Articles in Interdisciplinary Humanities
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Contents

Editor's Introduction: From Text to Tech: (Re)Defining Humanities in a Post-Human Age

      Doré Ripley     California State University, East Bay

3
   
The Transhumanist Future and Fiction: An Interview with M.T. Anderson
     Doré Ripley     California State University, East Bay
18
   
Transhumanism, Optimism, and Englightenment Optimalism

     Matthew Landers     Western Norway University

25
   
Beyond/Less Than: The Potential Implications of Transhumanist Rhetoric on Human Exploitation
      John Gagnon     University of Hawaii at Manoa
41
   
The Future of Transhumanism as a Growing Movement: An Interview with Zolatan Istvan
      Doré Ripley     California State University, East Bay
54
     
Redefining Humanness: Relationality, Responsibility and Hope in Ex Machina

     Tracy L. Hawkins     University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
     
Kirsten Gerdes     Riverside City College

63
   
Mechanical Dreams of Humanity: When Machines Long for Humanity
     Caroline Mosser      Independent Scholar
78
   
Contemporary Pygmalion Tales: Robot Sapiens Sapiens

     Maria Aline Ferreira     University of Aveiro (Portugal)

91
 
The Postmodern Prometheus: Humanity and Narrations in the SF Worlds of Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Scott's Blade Runner
     Andrew Howard     University of the Dist. of Columbia Community College
108
   
Galateas Gone Wild: Technology, the Feminine, and Spatial Divides  
     Cary Elza     University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
121
   
Notes on Contributors
137
   
Editorial Policies
140
   
HERA Membership/IH Subscriptions
141

   


Cover Art: Interta by Steven Yu, 2018 (Digital) www.cargocollective.com/stevenyu

 

Executive Editor - Ronald Weber, University of Texas at El Paso

Co-Editors - Stephen Husarik, University of Arkansas - Ft. Smith and Lee Ann Elliott Westman, Rutgers University - Camden

Book Review Editor - Edmund Cueva, University of Houston - Downtown

This issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities is partially underwritten by the Humanities Program at the University of Texas at El Paso.