ISSN 1695-5951

NODE "ORGANICITIES"

Cryptobiologies

Eugene Thacker (eugene.thacker@lcc.gatech.edu)
Assistant Professor at the School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta)
Abstract

This essay explores the relation between animality and biotechnology, focusing both on contemporary issues, such as "biodefence", as well as historical issues, such as the Mediaeval bestiary. Animality-as the human capacity to "think the animal"-is found to exist within the networks and passages that both constitute and threaten social, economic and political life.





Keywords
animality, animal, biological warfare, biotechnology, epidemic, genetics, monster
Submission date: July 2006
Published in: November 2006



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