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第四届网络社会年会-网民21报告人尼尚特·沙 | 人性未满:人类的数字未来

尼尚特·沙博士是一位女性主义者、人道主义者、技术专家,目前担任荷兰阿尔特兹艺术学院副研究院主席。他是Hivos数字地球研究员项目,以及进步传播协会中女性主义网络研究网的知识合作伙伴。他目前投入的工作是通过“技术-美学(aesthetechs)”的框架中来了解错误信息、虚假伪造和暴力伤害的不同状态,以便找到公民行动的新途径。

Dr. Nishant Shah is a feminist, humanist, technologist and is currently the vice-president of Research at the ArtEZ University of the Arts, The Netherlands. He works as a knowledge Partner with The Digital Earth fellowship with Hivos, and with the Feminist Internet Research Network with the Association of Progressive Communication. His ongoing work is invested in understanding the state of misinformation, fakeness, and violence through the frame of techno-aesthetics ‘aesthetechs’ in order to find new processes of civic action.

报告摘要

数字化的前景曾经是超越人类——通过极端化细节的晶体数据集使人类分子化,或者形成超越人类想象力和信息处理能力的地理-时间模式。随着数字技术的普及,“超越人类”的承诺开始塑造“成为人类”的条件。随着数字化不仅成为我们的默认工具集,也是未来的批判本体论,我们将到达一个不得不停止思考赛博格、机器人与后人类的时刻,事实上,我们该试图思考的是数字化行为与实际经验之间交织的关系。本演讲从后殖民话语、女权主义理论、技术历史和数字文化中汲取灵感,以思考当前数字技术发展所预言的对人类的新校准。演讲将通过塑造人类的四个症状时刻,特别强调人体作为技术社会的建构,预见数字化的未来将不再那么人性,并且涉及能动性、权利、保护与正义等议题。

Not quite human enough: Digital Futures of Being Human

The promise of the digital was to go beyond the human – either through a molecularization of the human through crystalized data-sets of extreme minutiae, or through forming geo-temporal patterns that exceed both human imagination and capacity for information processing. As digital technologies become more ubiquitous, the promise of ‘beyond human’ starts shaping the condition of ‘being human’. With the digital becoming not just our default toolset but also our critical ontology of the future, we are at a point where we will have to stop thinking about the cyborg, the android, the post-human and in fact try and think about the intertwined relationships between acts of digital and facts of lived experience. Drawing from the postcolonial discourse, feminist theory, history of technology, and digital cultures, this talk proposes to think about the new calibrations of being human that the current developments in digital technologies foretell. Particularly emphasizing the human body as a technosocial construct, through four symptomatic moments of the shaping of the human, it foresees a digital future that will be not quite human enough and its implications on questions of agency, rights, protection, and justice.

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