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If art, science, and the humanities have shared one thing, it was their common engagement with constructions and representations of the human at the centre of their respective realms. Under the pressure of new contemporary concerns, however, we are experiencing a “posthuman condition”; the combination of new developments-such as the neoliberal economics of global capitalism, migration, technological advances, environmental destruction on a mass scale, the perpetual war on terror and extensive security systems, to name but a few significant markers of our time- with a troublesome reiteration of old, unresolved problems that mean the concept of the human as we had previously known it has undergone dramatic transformations.
Posthuman Glossary is a volume providing an outline of the critical terms of posthumanity in present-day artistic and intellectual work. It builds on the broad thematic topics of Anthropocene/Capitalocene, eco-sophies, digital activism, algorithmic cultures and security and the inhuman. It outlines potential artistic, intellectual, and activist itineraries of working through the complex reality of the 'posthuman condition', and attempts to create an understanding of the altered meanings of art vis-ŕ-vis critical present-day developments. It aims to bridge multiple missing links across disciplines, terminologies, constituencies and critical communities. A completely original work which will unlock the terms of the posthuman for students and researchers alike.