New Book: Postnaturalism: Frankenstein, Film, and the Anthropotechnical Interface
A new book by Shane Denson, a postdoctoral researcher at Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany (and now Duke, according to his blog) looks to offer an interesting application of materialism to media and “human-technological co-evolution”. Here’s a blurb from the publisher’s website. This book is also published by the German press Transcript. A PDF of the book’s TOC, forward, and introduction are available at: http://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-2817-3/postnaturalism
“Postnaturalism offers an original account of human-technological co-evolution and argues that film and media theory, in particular, needs to be re-evaluated from the perspective of our material interfaces with a constantly changing environment. Extrapolating from Frankenstein films and the resonances they establish between a hybrid monster and the spectator hooked into the machinery of the cinema, Shane Denson engages debates in science studies and philosophy of technology to rethink histories of cinema, media, technology, and ultimately of the affective channels of our own embodiment.“
Foreword by media theorist Mark B. N. Hansen.