Arthur Kroker discussing Body Drift
Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 7:00 P.M., City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco
Philosopher, cultural critic, educator, and researcher of political science, technology and culture, Arthur Kroker makes a special visit to City Lights to discuss the subject of his new book.
Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway
published by University of Minnesota Press
As exemplary representatives of a form of critical feminism, Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway offer entry into the great crises of contemporary society, politics, and culture through their writings. Butler leads readers to rethink the boundaries of the human in a time of perpetual war. Hayles turns herself into a "writing machine" in order to find a dwelling place for the digital humanities within the austere landscape of the culture of the code. Haraway is the one contemporary thinker to have begun the necessary ethical project of creating a new language of potential reconciliation among previously warring species.
A special presentation will be given about Drone technologies, in addition to the discussion about the new book.
Arthur Kroker is Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture, and Theory and professor of political science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author or editor of many books, including The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism: Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Marx. With Marilouise Kroker, he edits the acclaimed online scholarly review CTheory.net.