Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman

Here’s another interesting-sounding project on the radar. Augmenting the Body: Disability, Bodily Extensions, and the Posthuman is an interdisciplinary medical humanities project based at the University of Leeds. The project is hosting a range of talks starting October 18 with Professor Sarah Whatley and Kate Marsh (Coventry University).

The project promises a richly diverse approach, including “the design and use of augmentation/adaptive technologies, the experience of having/living with augmentations, and the cultural representations and understandings of these interactions – central to the imagination and rehabilitation of the augmented self”. And we’ll take encouragement for the prominent use of a mask (with spectacles and fake moustache) in their Twitter profile photo to stay posted for where faces may arise in their discussions.

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