Hauntology of the Machinic

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The chapter observes the distinction between the mechanical and the machinic, and moves beyond the metaphors of android (Metropolis), or cyborg (Donna Haraway), and considers how the machinic has brought new cognitive patterns for human subjects to interact with their environment and others. Artists' dislocation from the central agent of production has opened passages for the posthuman mode of production. Consequently, the machine has become an integral part of artwork and of the artist. Contrary to this development, some artists retain the machine's materiality as a form of Other. The chapter argues that the machine remains as a form of externalization of the Other within the human subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMachine Law, Ethics, and Morality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
EditorsSteven John Thompson
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781799848950
ISBN (Print)9781799848943
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


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