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Call for a section in a conference

Our Contemporary Ontologies group meet in Porto Alegre, next November. This is the call for my section:

Cosmopolíticas animistas

A ideia desta mesa é pensar as figuras do não-humano que tem adquirido centralidade - e excepcionalidade - na configuração cosmopolítica da Terra: as inteligências artificiais, os ciborgues, os singularidades tecnológicas, a mecanosfera, Gaia insurreta, a cibernética das razões e o Capital. Em particular, interessa como as alianças e hibridismos entre estas figuras compõem uma modificação na gerência do poder no planeta que torna o humano subserviente, coadjuvante ou redundante. Uma vez que não há mais como restaurar o ancien régime humano que despotiza todo não-humano como recurso despolitizado, encontramos rapidamente um panorama cosmopolítico de animismos em que outros sujeitos e outras redes - e outras continuações da política por outros meios - tomam corpo. Trata-se agora de encontrar uma constituição para a lida e para o combate nestas novas circumstâncias; e talvez teremos que abandonar o ideal constitutivo de um parque humano em favor de um emaranhado de incunbências (responsa-abilidades) que tornem os outros em sua exterioridade a mola propulsora de uma sensibilidade sem órgãos, inextrincavelmente cósmica e inexoravelmente política.


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