Post-Self: Journeys Beyond the Human Body (Paperback)

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Post-Self: Journeys Beyond the Human Body (Paperback)


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Using extreme music and film as points of departure, Post-Self digs deep into the darkest thoughts of the most dissatisfied minds, minds that want to leave their bodies behind.

Everyone is looking for a way out. 

Throughout history, the physical body has often been seen as a prison, as something to be escaped by any means necessary: technology, mechanization, drugs and sensory deprivation, rapture, or even death.

Taking in horror movies, heavy metal, philosophy, science fiction, and cybernetics, Post-Self is an exploration of the ways that human beings have sought to make this escape, to transcend the limits of the human body, to find a way out.

As the physical world continues to collapse around us, and we are faced with a particularly 21st-century kind of dread and dehumanization,Post-Self asks what this escape from our bodies might look like, and what it might mean for the future of civilisation.
Roy Christopher is an aging BMX and skateboarding zine kid. That’s where he learned to turn events and interviews into pages with staples. He has since written about music, media, and culture for everything from books and blogs to national magazines and academic journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and he currently lives in Savannah, Georgia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781913462949
ISBN-10: 1913462943
Publisher: Repeater
Publication Date: March 14th, 2028
Language: English