Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines by Dominic Pettman PDF

By Dominic Pettman

ISBN-10: 0816672989

ISBN-13: 9780816672981

ISBN-10: 0816672997

ISBN-13: 9780816672998

What precisely is the human aspect setting apart people from animals and machines? the typical solutions that instantly come to mind—like paintings, empathy, or technology—fall aside below shut inspection. Dominic Pettman argues that it's a mistake to outline such inflexible differences within the first position, and the main decisive “human mistakes” could be the ingrained impulse to appreciate ourselves essentially unlike our different worldly companions.

In Human Error, Pettman describes the 3 aspects of the cybernetic triangle—human, animal, and machine—as a rubric for knowing key figures, texts, and websites the place our species-being is both strengthened or challenged by means of our dating to our personal narcissistic applied sciences. therefore, species-being has turn into a question of specious-being, within which the assumption of humanity isn't just a case of unsuitable id yet certainly the error of identity.

Human Error boldly insists at the necessity of relinquishing our anthropomorphism but in addition at the severe trouble of doing so, given how deeply this angle is sure with all our different so much adored ideals approximately different types of life.

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