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Author Black, Daniel (Daniel Ariad)

Title Embodiment and mechanisation : reciprocal understandings of body and machine from the Renaissance to the present / by Daniel Black
Published Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate, [2014]
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Contents How to look at bodies -- Machina carnis -- Android dreams -- Informateriality -- An aesthetics of the invisible -- Conclusion
Summary This book explores the interaction between mechanistic beliefs about human bodies and the successive technologies that have established and illustrated these beliefs. Drawing upon newer perspectives on technology and embodied human thought it provides a position from which widely held assumptions about our relationship with technology can be understood and questioned, by both showing how these presuppositions have emerged and developed, and examining the extent to which they are dependent upon our grasp of specific technologies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human body and technology -- History
Human body -- Social aspects -- History
Human mechanics -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306818540