Self-eugenics: the creeping illusioning of identity from neurobiology to newgenics

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2006 Number 60

Self-eugenics: the creeping illusioning of identity from neurobiology to newgenics
Barbara Maria Stafford, pages -

Abstract

Stafford identifies the biomedical reconceptualisation of the organism by computational science and ‘knowledge engineering’ as a synthetic medium. She explores our attitudes to the body in areas from genetics to consciousness and how they are influenced by this, specifically with regard to the use of performance-enhancing technologies and the culture of self-perfection. The article concludes by suggesting Gunther von Hagen’s ‘Bodyworlds’ exhibition as representative of self-perfecting therapies, and thus transcendence seeking.

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Barbara Maria Stafford (2006) Self-eugenics: the creeping illusioning of identity from neurobiology to newgenics, New Formations, 2006(60), -

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