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WEBINAR SERIES BETWEEN TRANS- AND POSTHUMANISM - Unlimited Life. The Evolution of an Idea (13 aprile)

Quando 13/04/2021 15:00 al
22/06/2021 18:00
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DIRPOLIS, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

The aim of this Webinar Series is to explore the encounters and differences between trans- humanism and posthumanism. These two concepts have been gaining popularity in the last decades, motivated mainly by radical innovations in the fields of Information Technologies, Robotics, and Biosciences. Despite some initial common grounds, these two terms have grown apart, setting some significant differences in terms of their philosophical, ethical, and political frameworks. The webinars will examine these differences in a series of fields, such as bioethics, film and media studies, gender studies, art theory, and philosophy. The aim is to highlight how the debate of posthumanism and trans-humanism has permeated different cultural and academic disciplines, but also to develop cross-disciplinary encounters between them.

  • Session 1 (April 13th, 15:00): Unlimited Life. The Evolution of an Idea. Speaker: Riccardo Campa (Jagiellonian University, Poland). Discussant: Barbara Henry (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna).

  • Session 2 (May 18th, 17:00): We Have Always Been Artificially Intelligent. Speaker: Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, UK). Discussants: Elisa Piras / Serena Giusti (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna).

  • Session 3 (June 22nd, 17:00): Transhumanism and posthumanism in contemporary media. Speaker: Francesco Sticchi (Oxford Brooks, UK). Discussant: Claudio Celis (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna).

  • Session 4 (October): Posthuman Vulnerability (TBC). Speaker: Christine Daigle (Brock University, Canada). Discussant: Ilaria Santoemma (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna).

  • Session 5 (November): Transhumanism as Neosubstantivism (TBC). Speaker: Andrés Vaccari (UNRN, Argentina). Discussants: Piercosma Bisconti / Claudia Schettini (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna).

    This event is organised by Prof. Barbara Henry and Dr. Claudio Celis.
    To register and receive the link to each session, please complete the following form: In case you have any questions, please contact

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