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Being, being human, becoming beyond human

Carroll, T; Parkhurst, A; (2020) Being, being human, becoming beyond human. In: Carroll, T and Walford, A and Walton, S, (eds.) Lineages and Advancements in Material Culture Studies: Perspectives from UCL Anthropology. (pp. 34-45). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The London-based New Scientist Magazine has been publishing popular science and technology news since 1956. Each year it holds a large four-day conference in London, called ‘New Scientist Live,’ hosting talks and exhibitions from many of Europe’s leading innovators and scientists, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors. The exhibition and speaker’s space is divided into five main stage areas: Cosmos, Earth, Humans, Technology, and Engineering. While these categories have always overlapped to varying degrees, their distinctions are increasingly becoming blurred. This imbrication of the body and manufactured forms invites new biosocial approaches to investigating the role of materials within the sociality of the body. The body has, to varying degrees, always been manipulated and ‘made’.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Being, being human, becoming beyond human
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781003085867
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003085867
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article under the CC BY NC ND license which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10086870
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