Media Aesthetics: Posthumanism

Media Aesthetics invites to a workshop about posthumanism on Friday, February 5th, from 10.00-17.00.

On February 5th, the research area Media Aesthetics at IMK, UiO, arranges a whole day workshop on posthumanism, examining influential texts for posthumanist discourse.

With the added dimension of the nonhuman - ranging from animals to plants, to the nonliving, including technological objects, posthumanism can be considered a counter to a unidrectional emphasis on the human being. In the workshop we will explore different posthuman ontologies and methodlogies.

We will discuss texts by N. Katherine Hayles, Rosi Braidotti, Jane Bennett, Manuel De Landa, Donna Haraway and Karen Barad, exploring questions such as: What does posthumanism imply? What does a shift from humanism to posthumanism mean for the humanities?

Note: The workshop is open to everyone, but requires registration. The registration is now closed.


Texts are distributed to the registered participants. Registration closes Friday 29th, or when the workshop is full. The workshop is now full, and the registration is closed.



Hayles, N. Katherine (1999): «Toward Embodied Virtuality» and «Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers», In: How We Became Posthuman, Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, pp. 1-49.

Braidotti, Rosi (2013): «Introduction» and «Posthuman Humanities: Life Beyond Theory», In: The Posthuman, Cambridge: Polity, pp. 1-12 and 143-185.



Haraway, Donna (2003): «Emergent Nature-Cultures», In: Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs People and Significant Otherness, Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, pp. 1-39.
De Landa, Manuel (1997): «Sandstone and Granite» and «Species and Ecosystems», In: A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History, New York: Swerve Editions, pp. 57-70 and 135-147.


Bennett, Jane (2010): «The Agency of Assemblage», In: Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things, Durham and London: Duke University Press Books, pp. 20-38

Barad, Karen (2007): «Agential Realism: How Material Discursive Practices Matter», In: Meeting the Universe Halfway, Durham and London: Duke University Press, pp. 132-185.
The workshop ends around 17.00

Publisert 24. okt. 2015 13:42 - Sist endret 26. mars 2020 12:38