[ExI] LIT: The Medusa Complex - A Theory of Stoned Posthumanism

Aware aware at awareresearch.com
Wed May 20 20:49:49 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 1:30 PM,  <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:

> "This is where the posthuman is born - in the embodied reflection of
> poststructural uncertainty looking for the first time at itself.
> Posthumanism is the postmodern mirror, one that looks into the mirror
> without recognition, for the boundaries of identity and body have dissolved
> into the uncertainty of perception, and the self no longer appears, even to
> itself, without the waverings of its own impossibility. Once the self turns
> its deconstructive gaze on itself, all other meaning needs to be
> recontextualized. The gaze is displaced, disoriented, disassociated, and it
> is not the world that is uncertain but more problematically the very site
> from which perception and cognition pretended to be born."
> Well - this paragraph does not reflect my own view, but I was wondering if
> anyone has any thoughts on it?

I read the first eight pages and got the impression that it was pretty
poor postmodernist poetry of paradox in the style of Sokal.  It stands
as an example of it own point, if of nothing else.

- Jef

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