Tues 3.13.12 | Alternate Futures

Slavoj Žižek, Living in the End Times Verso, 2011

Loren Goldner's website

 

 

 

 

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Scientists and entrepreneurs are working on technologies that would transform -- and are already transforming -- our bodies and human life in ways we might barely recognize. What are the implications of such ideas and practices, ethically and otherwise? Philosopher Slavoj Žižek discusses the perils of transhumanism and biogenetics. Taking a different approach to the future, radical writer Loren Goldner speaks about the lineages of left communism.
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