Messy bodies, or why we love machines
The purpose of this paper is mainly diagnostic. It tries to answer the question why we love machines. I argue that our biological bodies are often perceived as deficient in various ways. They limit our freedom, are easily destructible, and condemn us to die. For this reason, we look for an alternative way to exist and find it in the machine and its way of existing.
This originally appeared as a chapter in the book Making humans, ed by A.D. Ornella, first published by the Inter-Disciplinary Press. Copyright © 2015 Inter-Disciplinary.Net
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